Alum Deborah Munk Directs Artist-in-Residence Program at Recology

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Artist in Residence, a program directed by an SF State alumna, allows artists to create pieces with collected landfill and recyclable trash from the city, with a purpose of reusing waste materials. The program was founded in 1990 by Jo Hanson, who was an activist and an artist herself. She pitched the idea of the program to Recology while making scrapbook art from the trash she found in front of her house. Director Deborah Munk, describes the program as the education arm of Recology, where they support local artists by accepting two professional artists and a student artist from more than 150 applicants.