Making Meaning: Remember • Repurpose • Restore


Exhibition Dates: September 6 – 23, 2011

We are excited to host SCRAP-DC for a “creative reuse” art exhibition which will be held as part of The 9/11 Arts Project in September of 2011. The 9/11 Arts Project is a city-wide effort to harness the transformative power of the arts in the hope of inspiring a “year of healing” throughout the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. SCRAP-DC made the exhibition theme making meaning based on the following quote from the 9/11 Arts Project website:

The truth is, that in the face of destruction, we are impelled to create. Upheaval begets both crises and opportunity. Shiva dances to create as well as destroy. It’s a survival impulse that I am not sure we have any control over. In the face of the unfathomable, the senseless, the cruel, the devastating, we roll up our sleeves and get down to the business of making meaning.

– William Cleveland, Art an Upheaval: Artists on the World’s Frontlines

All events will take place at The Center for Green Urbanism
3938 Benning Road NE, Washington DC 20019
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10-5 • Saturday 11-4 • closed Sunday & Monday
Contact: or 202.506.3867



Opening Reception—Saturday 9/10, 4-7 pm

Music by Cooking with Gas
Refreshments will be served, including sweets by Dessert Station
Collection bin for your scrappy donations
Hands-on reuse activity

Creative Reuse Workshop—Saturday 9/17, 11am-1pm

Accepting up to 15 participants ages 15 and over

Gather up your outdated receipts (or we’ll provide some) for an artistic/poetic work session with: Making Meaning artist Nicole Salimbene

$3 materials fee; registration required

Contact or at 301.830.8690

“Coffee & Craft” Artist Talk & Materials Swap—Sunday 9/25, 10am-1pm

10:30 am: Hear our artists talk about their processes and enjoy a free cup of coffee in the beautiful and well-lit gallery space (free)

11:15 am: Bring craft materials no longer inspiring you and leave with some that do! $5 entry free to cover supplemental items provided by SCRAP-DC (begins after talk)

Click here for a PDF of our press release 

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