Peace, Love, and Upcycling: Upcycled Art at GreenCitizen

Upcycled Art

Nikki Contini, a Bay Area artist, is showcasing her collection “Peace, Love, and Upcycling”  which features upcycled art at GreenCitizen’s Berkeley Center. We debuted the collection last Saturday with a launch party. Nikki spoke about the inspiration behind her work; healing and peace in a world of turmoil. In addition to creating art, Nikki also teaches upcycling to children after school in an eco-art class. Some of her students from Vallecito Elementary School attended the party to show off  their own upcycled works. Upcycled Art

Items in the showcase can be purchased in the center and include magnets, mirrors, and various other pieces featuring whimsical motifs.  All of Nikki’s art is composed of salvaged items, found objects, and re-purposed refuse. Nikki also creates fused glass pieces. You can see examples of her work here.

GreenCitizen’s founder, James Kao, also spoke on our company’s initiatives and efforts to recycle the Bay Area’s e-waste locally and responsibly.  He  believes that Nikki’s art aligns with our company’s values to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Nikki ContiIf you’re in the area, please drop by to check out some terrific local art. Feel free to bring any of your old or broken electronics to drop off for recycling while you’re here. Nikki’s collection will be on display until January and open for viewing during GreenCitizen’s regular business hours 10AM-6PM Monday-Saturday. Pieces range from $7-$325.

2 Comments on “Peace, Love, and Upcycling: Upcycled Art at GreenCitizen

  1. Jane Cohen

    Very Cool stuff you are doing! Bay Area is lucky to have you! We are in the same niche of sorts. http://blumarble.com does upcycling with discarded bottles from the Las Vegas strip and makes rocks glasses tumblers, light pendants and more. Based out of… you guessed it- Vegas baby! Upcycling is such an awesome way to repurpose and make what was old or non useful, wanted again.

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