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Westchester County unveils new art exhibit for Earth Day

by Stephanie Kuo
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The "Trash as Treasure" exhibit debuts in a new art and learning space in Yonkers.

It's Earth Day. And to celebrate, Westchester County's unveiling its so-called "Trash as Treasure" art exhibit.

All the pieces come from local Westchester artists, and they're made entirely out of 3,000 pounds of salvaged and recyclable materials. The exhibit makes its debut in a new arts and learning space at the Material Recovery Facility in Yonkers.

Lou Vetrone is Westchester County's Deputy Commissioner of Environmental Facilities. He says the exhibit is a great educational opportunity.

"It's really a fantastic place to visit and to learn about recycling, to learn about the environment," he said.

Vetrone says the Recycled Material Art Gallery will be a permanent fixture in Westchester, and they plan to add pieces to the exhibit every year.

The gallery is free of charge. Visitors can make an appointment at the Westchester County Recycling Office Facebook page, or call the Recycling Helpline at (914) 813-5425. 

 

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