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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Mabee Gerrer Museum of Art

  • Fifth annual regional exhibit continues.
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  • Don’t Waste: Create!, the fifth annual Regional exhibit at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art continues until Nov. 24.
     
    The MGMoA has partnered with Sustainable Shawnee to draw attention to the importance of recycling. The exhibit features 175 artworks inspired by recycling and created by local Oklahoma artists of all ages.
     
    “There are some very creative pieces in the exhibit. We have some amazingly talented artists in and around our community,” said Delaynna Trim, Curator of Collections.
     
    The community can join the Museum and Sustainable Shawnee and get into the spirit of recycling by bringing their own recyclable paper products to the museum during the run of the exhibit.
     
    “Anyone who brings in an old phone book, magazine, or newspaper, will get in to the museum free during the run of the exhibition (November 9-24),” said MGMoA curator of education Donna Merkt.
     
    All of the paper products should be free of food waste, as to avoid attracting pests to the museum. Sustainable Shawnee will recycle the paper products following the exhibit. For more information, please visit www.mgmoa.org/regional.
     
    Sustainable Shawnee is also providing an opportunity for the community to recycle their electronics during the exhibition. Residential electronic devices can be dropped off at Direct Colors, Inc., 430 E. 10th Street, on Saturday, November 16, from 8:30am-2:00pm. For more information, please visit www.sustainableshawnee.org or call Direct Colors at 405-275-6657.
     
    This exhibition is funded in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, ArtWorks, Allied Arts, and the Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Wissinger Memorial Fund. Additional information about the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is available at www.mgmoa.org or call 405-878-5300. The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is located at 1900 W. MacArthur on the campus of St. Gregory's University. Regular admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for children 6-18 and students with ID, free for children 5 and under.
     
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