Leave it to an artist to see the beauty in worn leather coats, old silverware, oriental carpet scraps, and used baling twine. These are just some of the materials artists have repurposed to create work for Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show, which will take place at The Commons in Columbus, Indiana from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on November 17th.
Déjà Vu was the first art event to be held at the new Commons, which opened in 2011, and this year will mark the eighth time the show has been presented. Nearly fifty, professional artists from Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky are participating, and several are members of Indiana Artisan or Kentucky Crafted.
Work featured includes assemblage, jewelry, sculpture, weaving, wearable art, books arts, leatherwork, and mosaics, all created from scrap materials or items that have been repurposed. This year, a new category has been added to recognize artists who use sustainable, natural materials to create their work.
The Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District, Columbus Area Arts Council, Columbus Indiana Visitors Center, Papa's Deli/Papa's Grill, Pentzer Printing, Puccini's, and The Kroot Corporation sponsor this free event, which is held in celebration of America Recycles Day.