Sometimes you have to “think outside the box” when it comes to receiving a donation of thousands of gift boxes. Thankfully, the donation coincides with the one year anniversary of Humboldt’s first creative reuse center opening their doors. Since then, the small nonprofit project has been busy diverting materials from the landfill and sharing these items with the community. In honor of their upcoming birthday celebration, SCRAP Humboldt is inviting the community to participate in their community art project. Swing by SCRAP to pick up a gift box between March 10-14th, “ Think Inside the Box” and transform it into a small art piece. Return the gift box to SCRAP by Thursday April 10 for exhibition during April Arts! Arcata. SCRAP Humboldt is a project of SCRAP, a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organization. Our mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community. SCRAP is located at 101 south H Street, Suite D in Arcata. Regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11a.m. to 6p.m. For more information visit http://www.scraphumboldt.org
Old denim jeans, birdseed bags, t-shirts, neck ties, and gift ribbon are just some of the materials that were transformed into reusable bags in SCRAP Humboldt’s Reuse:Redesign contest. Over forty reusable bags were entered by participants from four different countries. A selection of the winning bags will be exhibited during Arts! Arcata on Friday, March 14 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at SCRAP Humboldt, on the corner of south G street and H street (101) in Arcata.
In celebration of the City of Arcata’s Reusable Bag Ordinance, SCRAP Humboldt invited the community to submit their own reusable shopping bag creations. Jackie Hamilton of Fortuna’s It’s Sew You, won the “People’s Choice Award” for her repurposed bag made from an old pair of pants. Jessica Waggoner won the “SCRAP Favorite” award for her finely crafted and detailed plarn (yarn made from plastic bags) bag.
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Saturday, February 22, 2014
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Join naturalist and artist Julie Clark to learn some of the skills needed to make a nature journal on Saturday February 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. Using reused materials supplied by SCRAP Humboldt, participants will learn how techniques such as leaf rubbings, collage, contour drawing and poetry can be used to create a work of art that captures your outdoor experiences.
In addition, a brief lesson about the Lewis and Clark expedition will highlight the importance of making detailed drawings of the flora and fauna of any given area. Weather permitting, participants will take a short hike to practice water color/contour drawing in their newly created nature journals.
Open to adults and adult/child teams. (Appropriate for children 9 years and older). Adults: $16 members/$20 non-members. Children: $8 member/$10 nonmembers. Snacks and supplies will be provided.
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1. SCRAP Favorite – Jessica Waggoner
2. People’s Choice – Jackie Hamilton of It’s Sew You (38 votes)
3. Most Unique Materials – Allison Poklembla
4. Creative Expression – Johanna Anderson
5. Oldest Bag Award- Pam Sowerwine
6. The Sweetest Reuse – Lee Ann Duclo
7. The Heavy Lifter Award – Teresa Landlaw
8. Best Humboldt Spirit Award – Laurie Lynch
9. Best Grandma Makeover – Marinamoo
10.Most Eye Catching Award – Karen Aguilar
11.The Biggest heart award – Athena Rose
12.Raven Approved, Raven Proof Award – Patty Demant
13.The Eat Your Veggies Award – Linda Medoff
14.The Chic Farmer Award – Penny Renner
15.The Not Afraid to use a Sewing Machine….It is a Machine Award – Paul
16.The Golden Bag Award (Professional) – Spring Garrett
17.The Missing Sock Award – Brenda Pendleton
18.The Lumberjack Award – Bonnie Broderick
19.Reuse isn’t just for the birds Award – Virginia Elrod
20.Day to Night Award – Mari Penley
21.Extending the Life of a T-shirt Award – City Arts
22.The International Award for Most Unique Materials – Gitte Leth
23.The International Creative Expression Award – Liane Beukel
24.The International People’s Choice Award – Helle Klindt
25.Youth – Best Unique Material – Sierra
26.Youth – Best Creative Expression – Nazalin
27.Youth – People’s Choice Award – Sasha Dronkers
The word ‘Robot’ was first coined in 1921 by Karel Capek, a Czech author. However the concept existed long before its official publication. The human fascination and fondness for metal machines is at the heart of SCRAP Humboldt’s February exhibit titled ‘For the Love of Robots’ by local artist Michelle Remy. Using found materials; she transforms pieces of metal and wood into small machines that look like they are one step away from coming to life. An opening reception will be held at SCRAP Humboldt on Valentine’s Day, Friday February 14 during Arts! Arcata from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. View art and make a last minute love card in the workshop space at SCRAP Humboldt.
The sculptures will be paired with two-dimensional drawings that pay tribute to, according to the artist “those steadfast mechanical men that march bravely into unknown adventures. Though electronics may malfunction and aliens attack, robots proceed undaunted, recording all that transpires and enriching hard drives with their discoveries. In a geeky sort of way, that’s a wonderful approach to life, that most complicated and unpredictable of missions.
In love with art since she could curl her fingers around a crayon, Michelle Remy has been creating and teaching art for more years than she could count.
A graduate of Humboldt State University’s studio art program, she specializes in mixed media works on both canvas and paper (such as art journals & artist books.) Lately, as evidenced by this show, she has also been tinkering around with found object sculpture. To learn more about Michelle visit her website at http://lostcoastpost.blogspot.com.
A call to find the most creative reusable bags in Humboldt
Have you crocheted a bag out of plastic bags? Maybe you quilted over a logo on a freebie? SCRAP Humboldt is looking for the best looking bag in Humboldt! The City of Arcata’s Reusable bag ordinance goes into effect on February 1 and in conjunction SCRAP Humboldt is hosting a contest in search of how Humboldt County creates, embellishes, redesigns what a reusable bag can be. If you have a handmade, or redesigned bag, or have just been waiting for inspiration, now is the time to show us what you can do!
Photographs along with a brief description of the materials used to create the bag can be emailed to email@example.com starting on Saturday February 1 and ending at 6pm on Thursday, February 13. All of the photographs will be uploaded to an album on SCRAP Humboldt’s Facebook page (facebook.com/SCRAPHumboldt). Prizes will be given to bags and their creators based on “Creative Expression”, “Most Unique Materials” and the “People’s Choice Award.” Winners will be announced on-line and at SCRAP Humboldt during Arts Arcata on Friday, February 14, because we love you! All participants will be invited to showcase their creations in an exhibit, for the month of March, at SCRAP Humboldt.
We know that many of our community members are Reusable Bag super heroes; having created and been reusing their own bag for years. It’s your turn to shine for your environmentally sustainable behavior. It’s your turn to share your reusable bag know-how with a city of reusable bag newbies and help us all become reusable bag super heroes!
We are honored to be nominated for the second time by the Arcata Chamber of Commerce as Green Business of the Year!
SCRAP Humboldt is extending their open hours and services. Humboldt County’s first creative reuse center will now be open
Tuesday through Saturday from 11a.m. to 6p.m.
To better serve the community, the creative reuse center will begin accepting donations during open hours (11a.m. to 2p.m.) on Saturdays only.
As the Holidays wind down, SCRAP Humboldt encourages the community to Reuse materials where they can, when they can. If you have an excess of Holiday realted items, SCRAP Humboldt will be collecting specific materials from your holiday waste stream during their normal Saturday hours on January 18 from 10a.m. to 2p.m. Items that will be collected include calendars, gift bags, gift boxes, ribbon and bows, cardboard wrapping paper rolls, metallic wrapping paper, large folded flat sheets of wrapping paper, working Christmas lights, cookie and popcorn tins, garland, tinsel, and tissue paper.
Christmas trees are not accepted at this site — please bring these to any facility accepting green waste or yard debris.
The Second Annual Post Holiday Materials Collection will kick off Donation Saturdays, where the nonprofit project will begin only accepting material donations on Saturdays. To see a list of materials accepted for donation, please click here, or visit SCRAP Humboldt at 101 south H. Street in Arcata.
In 2012, SCRAP Humboldt collected over 300lbs of post holiday waste at their previous Jacoby Storehouse pop-up shop location. SCRAP Humboldt is a project of SCRAP, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.
Mark your Calendars!
Wednesday, January 8 at 11a.m. SCRAP Humboldt will reopen!
SCRAP Humboldt will only accept donations of materials on Saturdays! Starting on Saturday, January 11 from 10am-2pm.
SCRAP Humboldt has new hours of operation! Starting Tuesday, January 14 SCRAP Humboldt will be open Tuesday – Friday from 11am-6pm and Saturdays from 10am-2pm!