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January 08, 2009

Turning plastic into art

Plasticart The Union Tribune 11.08.08

On a recent morning, Peggy Ann Jones, an artist and photography instructor at MiraCosta College, put the finishing touches on her creation, a round, 13-foot white plastic carpet speckled with red, blue, yellow and black…

The carpet is the focus of “Vortex Plastique,” an art show with an environmental message that will open Tuesday at MiraCosta College's Kruglak Gallery. The title is a reference to the swirling mass of plastic debris in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Our Take:  It’s great this art exhibit draws attention to the issue of wasteful consumption – and, more importantly, the plastic “monster” floating in the Pacific (an issue we've covered extensively). Plus, profits go to the Surfrider Foundation, a fantastic organization committed to preserving our oceans and beaches that we also donate to.  

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