Scraplanta’s Artistic Alchemy: Jonelle Dawkins on Reuse and Community

In this episode, Lisa interviews Jonelle Dawkins, the executive director of Scraplanta, a creative reuse center in Atlanta, Georgia. They discuss the growth and vision of Scraplanta, the importance of creative reuse in art practices, and the future developments of the organization. Jonelle shares how Scraplanta serves as a third space for the community, where people can come together to make art and build connections. They also talk about the programs and classes offered at Scraplanta, the challenges faced during the pandemic, and the need for multiple locations to serve different communities in Atlanta. Jonelle emphasizes the joy and communal aspect of creative reuse and encourages artists to think beyond the function of materials and be experimental in their art. She also shares ways to support Scraplanta through donations and fundraising efforts.


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