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New Commons

Fiber Arts

Anna Brown
Cynthia England
Barbara Humpert
Ruth Rives
Martha St. Clair
Kathryn Van SciverAqua Bag by Anita Hopper
Jan West


Anita Hopper

Metal Sculpture

Mark Cagle
Glenn Carter
Tom HadleySeahorse by Glenn Carter
Nick McGill
Mark Medsker
Ken Roberts


Cappi Phillips


Sheryl Woodhouse-Keese


Martina Celerin
Linda Comstock-Teel
Chris Gustin
Homegrown Tomatoes by Martina Celerin

Book Arts

Talia Halliday
Megan Winn


Nina Langley
Vintage Charmed Bangles by Lori Henderson


Martha Butler
Aly Cooney
Maggie Dixon
Lori Henderson
Lori Erfmeier
Nancy Lee
Megan Martin
Joyce Ribble
Jill Stillwell
Kathryn Van Sciver

Mixed Media

Larry BrackneyWHoosier Owl by Cappi Phillips
Marilyn Brackney
Jeri Cannon
Kathy Cunningham
Geneva Foster
Lynne Medsker
Linda Peterson
Kathryn Rodenbach

Paper Quilts

Mary Hambly


Bill Griffith
Jon Hecker
Patricia Hecker
Randy Kimery
Greg Nichter
Chad Shock
Jeff Wilkinson

2011 Participating Artists

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Broken toys, yesterday's newspaper, and china shards may seem like trash to most, but in the hands of professionals, they can be transformed into beautiful art and fine crafts. On Saturday, November 19, those in the Columbus area will see such work when they attend the seventh Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show.

Held at the new Commons, which is located at 3rd and Washington Streets in downtown Columbus, Indiana, the show will run from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Nearly 50 professional artists who reuse or recycle materials to create their work will show collage, mosaics, jewelry, metal sculpture, fiber arts, and more.

The purpose of the event is to demonstrate that art and fine crafts made by reusing and recycling solid waste are just as interesting and equal in quality to those created of new materials. In fact, recycled art is becoming collectible, and it's often exhibited in fine galleries and shows across the nation.

The Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District, Columbus Area Arts Council, Columbus Area Visitors Center, and Pentzer Printing, Inc. sponsor the annual show, which is held in celebration of America Recycles Day. The event is free and open to the public.

Photo credits: The Commons by Koetter/Kim and CSO Architects; Commons balcony by Andrew Laker, The Republic.