Recycled Arts News
The Recycled Arts Festival is much more than a market for shopping (though we do hope you support the participating artists!); it's an experience! Here in Clark County Solid Waste and Environmental Outreach, we wanted to make sure that you could immerse yourself in thinking about waste, recycling, and how to reduce your impact without spending a dime. To that end, we've got some really fantastic entertainment lined up this year. Over the next few weeks we're going to highlight some of the amazing artists joining us this year, as well as the nonprofits, performances, and hands-on activities that will make you want to spend an entire day with us at the Festival!
Lots to see at the 2019 Recycled Arts Festival! Part III: All Day Entertainment
In our first "Lots to see..." post, we highlighted the performances scheduled for the park's main stage. Today, we're highlighting the fun things that happen at all hours throughout the Festival, so no matter when you make it down to the park, there's lots of exciting things to see (besides the amazing art, of course)!
"From rural Oregon to stages in 30 countries, the JuggleMania journey has been one adventure after another. Sure I've done NBA halftimes, entertained execs of Fortune 500 companies, opened for Weird Al Yankovich and Weird Al Gore. That's all trivia. The real highlights include serving as Artist in Residence at the Smithsonian Institution, journeying to remote Egyptian tombs to discover 4,000 year old paintings of jugglers, riding my tall unicycle on the frozen Chukchee sea, juggling a 'gator in Arkansas, saving a crowd from a stampede, falling in love with a clever woman and raising two wonderfully creative daughters (who, yes, can juggle)." Jugglemania will be doing roving entertainment through the park during both days of the Festival as well as two scheduled performances. Come see a performer called "a good laugh" by the LA Times and "graceful...complex" by the NY Times!
She has trained in physical theatre and clown at Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre and at the SF School of Circus Arts. Heather has performed with various companies including Do Jump! in Portland, OR. She is currently a co-artistic director of Nomadic Theatre Co and the Movement Education Teacher at the Cedarwood Waldorf School.
"The audience will laugh with amazement as I perform classics of magic and original tricks manipulating balls, bills, coins, cards, rope, rings, and everyday objects up-close. Things will appear, multiply, transform, and vanish at my fingertips and in your hands!"
At the Recycled Arts Festival, our goal is to inspire Clark County residents to reduce waste and dispose of the waste they do create, properly. With the Falconer, you can see birds of prey up-close and learn about how improper disposal of waste affects wildlife.
Head to the Kids' Activity tent to make some recycled-material art and crafts to take home. Hosted by SCRAP PDX, all materials and supplies are provided. Before Sunday's Procession of the Species, stop by to make a mask or a costume so you can join the parade Sunday at 11 am. Who knows, you may even win the costume contest!
Wander through the Sculpture Garden and fill out a ballot to vote for your favorite sculpture. The winners are announced near the end of the Festival on Sunday.
Head to the brick plaza to explore the ultimate in up-cycling - a home made from shipping containers!
Passport Activity and Prize Wheel
Stop by the tent in the northeast corner of the park to get an activity passport. Visit the exhibits listed on the passport, getting stamp on your passport from each. Then return your completed passport to spin the wheel and win great, green, prizes!
The Clark County Recycled Arts Festival is hosted by the Clark County Green Neighbors program, and the other green programs at Clark County Public Health Solid Waste and Environmental Outreach. Show your reusable beverage container at the Info booth to be entered into a prize raffle. Head to the Green Programs booth to play games and get prizes for signing up for the Plastic Free EcoChallenge.