Drop by CMCA during February school vacation week to see The Recycled Menagerie, a delightful collection of whimsical creatures created by the late Joel Glassman (1911-2007) of Camden. Made almost entirely from discarded and recycled materials, the menagerie will charm and inspire viewers of all ages. The exhibit will be open Monday through Saturday, February 18 – 23, 10am to 4pm.
If you would like to try creating your own menagerie, CMCA’s ArtLab will be open from 2-4pm each day of the exhibit, stocked with recycled materials (feel free to bring along your own bits and pieces as well).
Admission to The Recycled Menagerie exhibit and ArtLab is free of charge, but donations are accepted.
More about the Artist
Joel Glassman was born in Philadelphia in 1911. He began designing shoes at age 17, and continued to design for clients until age 94. Joel and his wife Eleanor lived in Italy for 15 years, providing design services for companies all over the world. When Joel was 80, he began to create his Recycled Menagerie. He presented his creatures to children in schools and museums, to encourage them to create with materials they might throw away. Joel died in Camden, Maine on July 12, 2007, three months shy of his 96th birthday.