Multi-media artist, Debbie Apple – Presser uses recycled materials to make elaborate sculptures, festive “wearables”, and even insects.Â Here’s what Apple-Presser has to say about her process, and how she came to using recycled materials in her art –
“All of my life I have been creating art from things found in nature or materials found around the house. One of my first creations was a cowgirl skirt, white fabric with black ball trim made from the kitchen curtains that my Mom was throwing out. I was six years old. When people look at my work closely they smile when they see recycled materials. I hope to keep reminding people that it is everyone’s job to save our planet.”
For the Ninth Annual Waterloo Artsfest, Apple-Presser, an artist educator at the Cleveland Museum of Art, has loaned her experitse to Arts Collinwood to carry out a workshop to decorate the Waterloo Tower at the Waterloo Arts Fest this Saturday.
The Tower also features a public art installation by Parade the Circle Founder, Robin Van Leer, Apple.Â Â Workshop participantsÂ will be constructing flowers that will wind up the sides of the tower, and engulf it in a wild array of color and whimsy. Don’t take our word for it, this is definitely a great reason to stop by the Waterloo Arts District this Saturday for a festival experience that will delight and engage! With over 35 Art Vendors, 28 Art and Music performances, tons of arts and crafts – and a half dozen food trucks there will be something wonderful for the whole family. Plus its free!