Beautiful Art Pieces Found the Weirdest Places

Recycled Art Exhibit: 'New Life for Old Bottle & Vase' displays Reclaimed Treasures

Online PR News – 02-June-2010 – – ASHEVILLE, NC: Artist Concha Wilkinson lives in a world full of color and artistic possibilities even in the weirdest of places. She browses local thrift stores, consignment shops and yard sales with an artisan’s eye towards reclaiming other people’s thrown away 'junk' and 'trash'.

Once something catches her attention, she lovingly primes and paints her recycled art treasure, using a rainbow of hues in water-based acrylics. Wilkinson says, "I've always been an artist, always creating in my mind, if not with paint."

What is Recycled Art?

Recycled art can be defined as any art from recycled materials. These pieces can be fashioned from a variety of thrown away, salvaged, or scavenged items.

Artists like Wilkinson uses these found 'environmentally-friendly' materials and repurposes them into functional art work such as floor mats, placemats and home decor pieces.

Wilkinson will demonstrate her wonderful eco-friendly work made from recycled bottles and glass vases on Friday June 4, 5-8pm at the Mountain Made art gallery located in the Grove Arcade Public Market at 1 Page Avenue.

Whether you’re a dedicated follower of the fine arts, a weekend art walker, or a card-carrying member of your local environmental club, this recycled art exhibit hosted by Mountain Made will prove to be fascinating.


Mountain Made offers the finest in contemporary North Carolina mountain arts and crafts including: Pottery, Metal Work, Glass Art, Wood, local Music and other Appalachian mountain crafts.

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