GLEAN addresses the Portland area’s excessive waste generation by harnessing available artistic energy to prompt people to think about their consumption habits, inspire creative reuse and initiate larger conversations about the waste we generate. Administered by Cracked Pots, an environmental arts organization, GLEAN is a collaboration between Recology, an employee-owned company that manages resource recovery facilities, and Metro, the regional government for the Portland metropolitan area.
Five artists were selected by a jury of arts and environmental professionals to participate in this year’s program. The artists, all local residents, include ANDREW AUBLE, CHANDRA GLAESEMAN, GREG HANSON, JENNIFER LAMASTRA and SARAH WOLF NEWLANDS.
GLEAN is in its second year, having been launched in 2011 as the Pacific Northwest Art Program. The inspiration for the program comes from the renowned Recology San Francisco Artist in Residence Program. Each year more than 5,000 children and adults visit art exhibitions and attend educational tours that allow artist to interact with the public while teaching important lessons about recycling and reuse.
Free public reception: Friday, September 14, 6–9pm
Exhibition: Fri / Sat / Sun
Noon–5pm or by appointment