These artists want to save the planet. Here's where to see their work in Burnaby

ReVision: the art of recycling opens this weekend at Deer Lake Gallery, and everyone's invited.

These artists are on a mission to save the planet.

Deer Lake Gallery is hosting an exhibition by a new non-profit society of artists dedicated to saving the environment.

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ReVision: the art of recycling opens this Saturday, Sept. 21 with a reception from noon to 4 p.m. Everyone’s welcome for the opening event.

If you can’t make it this weekend, the show runs until Saturday, Oct. 26, and you’ll have a chance to check out the work of a group of talented and experienced artists who are exploring ways to upcycle waste materials and discarded objects and turn them into art.

It’s bringing together the works of Bill Thompson, Deidre Pinnkock, Graham Schodda, Graham Yorke, Jan de Beer, Lori Goldberg, Molly Marineau, David Dumbrell, Lorraine Kwan, Marcia Pitch, Ron Holzman and Ron Simmer.

A heads-up to anyone who saw previous coverage Sept. 12 of a recycled art workshop that’s running at the gallery in connection with this show – the date has changed.

Lori Goldberg, one of the ReVision artists, is leading two workshop sessions in making art from waste materials. The workshops were originally announced for Saturday, Oct. 5 but are now being offered on Sunday, Oct. 6 – from noon to 1:30 p.m. and from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Everyone’s welcome; you just need to bring along your own recycled materials to create your art.

Sign up at www.tinyurl.com/ReVisionRegister.

The show also includes a number of other special events, including a Found Sound rhythm circle on Oct. 19, a trash fashion workshop on Oct. 20 and a closing celebration featuring a trash fashion show and Bad Art sale.

You can find all the details at www.burnabyartscouncil.org, or just swing by Deer Lake Gallery (6584 Deer Lake Ave.) to check it out for yourself.  The gallery is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.

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