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The Trashman Cometh

The Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival returns in its lucky 13th year with more than 50 artists displaying works made of 75 percent recycled materials, for sale and as a juried exhibition. The three-day event at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe also includes a trash fashion show and costume contest. (Think of a Twister-board-turned-cocktail-dress.) One of the more interesting notes to this year's festivities is that educational collaborative Chimera went into eight Santa Fe schools (mostly K-8) and developed a series of trash monsters with the students. The project evolved in August between Meow Wolf and the Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe. Chimera's Vince Kadlubek says part of their motivation was to "get kids listening to each other both linguistically and visually." He describes one sculpture as a "dragon creature that has lasers shooting out of its eyes and a regurgitating tube so that it can feed itself." The student projects will be on display along with the larger exhibition. It begins tonight from 5 to 9 p.m. at El Museo (555 Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe).