Local Artist Creates Plastic Bag Art Installation For Creative Discovery Museum

Monday, May 19, 2014

You can play with almost everything in Creative Discovery Museum, including the artwork. Local artist Baggs McKelvey will be creating an interactive plastic bag art installation using hand-tied roped plastic bags that will decorate the interior of the Museum. The installation will be installed on May 22-30 and will remain up from June 1-Aug. 30.

"Mr. McKelvey relies on recycling plastic bags to create large-scale art sculptures and installations. Using the same plastic bags for over ten years, Mr, Baggs’ artwork is beautiful, thoughtful and fascinating to the eye," officials said 

The new art installation will run vertically between three walls in the Museum Atrium, creating a visual ceiling of plastic bags 8-feet off the ground at its highest point.

Children will be able to crawl through a section of the installation so that they can explore the artwork up close.

“This is a great opportunity for children and families to see unique art made from recycled materials,” said Liza Blair, arts manager at Creative Discovery Museum. “We are very grateful that Mr. McKelvey has provided us with this one of a kind work of art.” 

For more information, call (423) 756-2738 or visit the Museum website at www.cdmfun.org.



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