Tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. join resident design visionaries TerraCycle and the BSB Gallery in the midst of the visual debate of trash vs treasure, as TerraCycle employees explore some of the concepts behind the company’s mission to “Eliminate the idea of waste.”

There will be a short presentation followed by an interactive group discussion on our relationship with garbage and the role that creativity, imagination, and unconventional thought play in eliminating waste.

“Creativity and community are at the heart of what we do, so when the Trenton Downtown Association approached us about the chance to showcase the transformative nature of art in the city,we jumped at the opportunity,” said TerraCycle CEO and founder Tom Szaky “From hosting our very first annual graffiti jam 15 years ago to decking out global offices in what many would consider “trash,” Scrapped is in line with our mission to change perspectives and connect people through shared experiences.”

The Scrapped exhibit was a collaborative effort between TerraCycle and BSB Gallery, designed to encourage viewers to question their day-to-day lifestyle and their impact on the planet. The collection of upcycled art, which includes on-site installations and mixed media pieces of varying scales and styles, illustrates the power of unconventional thought and includes works from acclaimed artists Leon Rainbow, Ede Sinkovics, Heemin Moon as well as TerraCycle employees. All the featured art utilizes discarded and otherwise “scrapped” materials including old and broken toys, littered plastic collected off of beaches and shorelines, wine corks and cigarette butts, to name only a few.

“Over the last decade Trenton has reinvented itself as a budding destination for the arts,” said Tom Gilmour, Executive Director of the Trenton Downtown Association. “Through grant funding generously provided by the George H. and Estelle M. Sands Foundation and Isles, Inc., the Trenton Downtown Association opened the BSB Gallery to support local artist, curate exhibits like Scrapped and act as a platform to recognize all the extraordinary art being created in our Capital City.”

For more information on Scrapped or to learn about upcoming exhibits, please visit www.bsbgallery.com, BSBGallery on Facebook or email bsbgallery@trenton-downtown.com.