Turning Trash into Art

From the Xchange brochure, showing a good overview of the site.

From the Xchange brochure, showing a good overview of the site.

For an art experience even a non-art lover can enjoy, visit the Energy Xchange located between Spruce Pine and Burnsville.

A North Carolina renewable energy center, the Xchange captures methane gas produced from a landfill and uses it to heat greenhouses, and fire pottery kilns and glass blowing furnaces.

Established as a craft business incubator program, a juried panel selects six young artists for three-year residency programs to help them develop craft and business skills.  The artists receive mentor support from the jury members as well as free energy to create their masterpieces.  You can see them at work, chat about their experience, visit their gallery (purchases are welcome!), and learn more about methane as energy in the on-site educational center.   More official tours are available for a small fee and must be arranged in advance.

Open Monday – Friday 10-4; Saturday 9-noon.  www.energyxchnage,org  828.675.5541

About KFBuchsbaum

A lover of words, learning something new every day, exploring new places, and meeting people from different cultures is what feeds my spirit. One significant thing I learned from my years in market research is that time away from an experience dilutes the memories.  You lose the highs and lows and end up with middle-of-the-road impressions.  The reason I started to blog, was to capture experiences real-time, in the moment.  I hope my moments help you relive some of your own great adventures or maybe plan some new.

Posted on June 29, 2013, in North Carolina, North Carolina, Western, USA and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hi, Karen!
    It’s great hearing all about your experiences and insights. I hope you have a great 4th and a wonderful birthday for Fred.
    Marcia

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  2. Well thank you Karen. We’re in NC but not so near you yet!!!

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