ST. GEORGE — Herring Gut Learning Center offers “Trash to Art” with Kim Bernard Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom.

Kim Bernard

Join Rockland artist Bernard for a show and tell about how she creates sculpture that is recycled, kinetic, interactive, public and involves the community. Working with materials such as ocean debris, bicycle inner tubes, bowling balls, reusable nylon bags and plastic, she aims to inspire and raise awareness about environmental issues, overconsumption and preserving our precious natural resources.

Bernard will also talk about her current project, a Pop-Up-Cycler (a portable, pop-up, maker space, upcycling mobile) she’s building to transport her plastic recycling machines to schools, art centers and institutions where she’ll turn plastic trash into sculptural installations.

She shows her work nationally, has been invited to participate in many exhibits, and received numerous grants. Bernard was an artist-in-residence in the physics department at Harvard University and at the University of New England. She mentors emerging artists and teaches professional development to artists nationally. Learn more at

This is a free event; donations welcome. Register at and a Zoom link will be sent to you on the day of the event. This program is part of Herring Gut Learning Center’s monthly LEARN-DISCOVER-GROW series.