BALTIMORE (WMAR) - Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but Friday the art exhibit at Baltimore's public works building was complete trash.
The public was invited to see "Salvage: A Waste of Materials, A Wealth of Art," an exhibition with over 30 works of art that use Baltimore's curbside recyclable materials.
Attendees were invited to dress in their finest recycled attire.
Edward Stanley isn't one of the artists. He brought his sons Kai and TJ so they could learn a little bit about art.
"These big storm drains like this they come downtown, but what people do is, and they don't realize what they be doing, they be dropping trash, in the storm drains, which blocks the gutters, which stops the water from coming through there, and then once it stops that water from coming through there then people get floods," Stanley explained to his sons.
"This event and the artworks these artists have created express the underlying meaning of recycling," Department of Public Works Director Alfred H. Foxx said. "The message not only sheds light on our need to recycle but to find ways to reduce our waste."
The exhibition runs from March 23 to May 18, 2013. Public hours for the exhibition are Fridays and Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (with the exception of March 29 and 30). Admission is free for the run of the show.
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