Metamorphose Art Show Selection

EUGENE, Ore. — It was an early-morning wake-up call for artists on Saturday. Dozens lined up at MECCA, the Materials Exchange Center for the Community Arts, to choose a piece of art in order to transform it into their own art. It’s called the Metamorphose Challenge. The art selection comes ¬†from St. Vincent de Paul’s … Continue reading »

MECCA to Host Repair to Reuse Cafe

EUGENE, Ore. — Does your favorite sweater have a big hole in it? Or do you have an old sewing machine laying around that’s broken? Then we have the event for you. Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts (MECCA) is holding a Repair to Reuse Cafe event on Friday, Jan. 30. The nonprofit prides itself … Continue reading »

Interview: Create Something Day

EUGENE, Ore. — The crowds will rush out to malls all across the country the day after Thanksgiving, but there’s a greener alternative to Black Friday. It’s called Create Something Day put on by MECCA. People will be making gifts out of reuse materials in an effort to reduce our waste during the holiday season. … Continue reading »

MECCA Holding Trash Art Contest for Kids

EUGENE, Ore. — A nonprofit in Eugene is challenging kids to turn trash into art. The Materials Exchange Center for the Community Arts (MECCA) says it’s free, easy and fun. MECCA has all donated and reused art material, and any kid who signs up for the challenge will get $5 to buy supplies from the … Continue reading »

Interview: MECCA Homemade Gifts

EUGENE, Ore. — If you don’t want to buy your gifts this year, you can make them. The Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts is the perfect place to get inspiration. With recycled material and patterns to follow at MECCA it’s easy for anyone, even kids, to create something special. Maiya Becker, Board President of … Continue reading »

MECCA Offers Black Friday Alternative

EUGENE, Ore. — The Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts is hosting its third annual Create Something Day this Friday. Organizers say it’s a greener, more creative alternative to Black Friday. MECCA will provide all the old materials, tools and instructions to make new gifts. They’ll have a few guided projects including decoupage magnets, ugly … Continue reading »

Artists Work With Recycled Materials

EUGENE, Ore. — Some artists will be showing off their work at the Eugene Celebration this weekend. It’s part of the Object Afterlife Art Challenge Exhibit. Artists were given mystery materials from the Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts and had two months to create their pieces. Materials included dryer lint, leather scraps, circuit boards … Continue reading »