Garbage Warrior


Saturday March 5th, 3 pm/Oak Park Public LibraryTickets

After the film, join us for a panel discussion about art, architecture, and environment. Panelists include: Nate Kipnis, FAIA, LEED BD+C, Founder & Principal, Kipnis Architecture & Planning; Wendy Ritchey, Art Therapist, Art Instructor, Artist at Helbing Studio, specializes in the use of reclaimed materials; Mike Helbing, Sculptor at Helbing Studio, specializes in the use of reclaimed materials. Facilitator: Gina Lee Robbins, Marketing Strategist, Teaching Artist, Writer, Editor.

*ARRIVE EARLY to check out the related "Ideabox" exhibit, inside the library's main entrance, featuring an interactive art exhibit -- "Message in a Bottle" -- made by local artist Bryan Northup -- as well as sculptures by artists Margot McMahon and Karen Gubitz. All artists work in found, reclaimed, and recycled materials.

Oliver Hodge/ 2007/ 87 min/ Architecture & Building

FILM DESCRIPTION: Garbage Warrior features the epic story of radical Earthship eco-architect, Michael Reynolds, and his fight to build off the grid, self-sufficient communities.