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Recycled art comes to Wetlands Center
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The Kansas Wetlands Education Center, in partnership with the Fort Hays State University’s Department of Art and Design’s ceramics program, will be hosting a recycling art exhibition beginning next week entitled “Second Nature: Art from Reclaimed Objects,” and recycling art workshops in November.
 Art enthusiasts and supporters are encouraged to attend the opening reception of the exhibition “Second Nature: Art from Reclaimed Objects” from 6 to 8 p.m. at the KWEC on Friday, Sept. 23. Light refreshments will be served, and participants will be able to view art pieces made my FHSU students that will be displayed in the KWEC’s Koch Wetlands Exhibit through November 5th.
 The opening of this exhibition will serve as the kick-off event for the KWEC’s upcoming series of recycling programs, made possible by a grant from the Golden Belt Community Foundation. This exhibition began with the hopes of inspiring people to re-imagine and re-purpose used items in the world around them. FHSU students were encouraged to find old, seemingly useless items and re-imagine uses for them through a creative means. All pieces have a ceramic component to them, but also utilize various other mediums.
 The FHSU Art Department will also be hosting two workshops on Nov. 5. The first Recycling Art Program will take place from 10 a.m. to noon and will be directed towards participants age 12 and under. The second Recycling Art Program of the day will take place from 1-4 p.m. and will be directed towards participants age 13 and over. Registration is required.