Arts & Culture » Arts Stories & Interviews

Cooperating artists bond over junk



The practice of recycling needn't be restricted to practical concerns. For some, parting with those treasures -- the ones that look like junk to uninspired others -- might even be a easier if they knew the object could live on, transformed into a "work of art." Creative forces will be at play this weekend on just such a reconstruction project at Java Jabbers Coffeehouse.

Local multimedia artist Terry Davis had a vision, one he shared with a group of artists, all of whom will collaborate on the working conclusion for the entertainment/education of the caffeine-heightened crowd. What started as individual projects by the artists using found objects will come together as one megasculpture, showcasing the group goal of "unity and annihilating the ego of the individual to work as a team."

Viewers are encouraged to get in on the act by bringing "interesting garbage" to the performance-art happening, which should make a statement as much about recycling as collaboration -- and how the two interact.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.