2016: Upcycle Art Project

This project challenged artists to take materials that were no longer in use and give them a second life and new function as a piece of art.

Selected artists had access to materials at Goodwill Industries of Akron's Outlet Store and space at Summit Artspace to create a work of art using materials that would have otherwise gone to a landfill. By supporting artists who worked with recycled materials, ReWorks hoped to encourage people to reduce, reuse, and recycle materials and promote new ways of thinking about art and the environment.

2016 Participating Artists

  • Nikki Bartel
  • Bianca Covert
  • Pamela Z. Daum
  • Sarah Gott
  • Shannon L. Hines
  • Terry Klausman
  • Stephen Kurlich
  • Lowery D. Lockard
  • Mac Love
  • Norman Mallard
  • Shani Richards
  • Kevin Smalley
  • Amanda Stumpf
  • John Whatley
  • Kai Wick