In 2018, we partnered with Boulevard Brewing Company to debut our very first community art bin (pictured above). The original art bin continues to move throughout the metro and provides a stunning public art display at each stop.
Beginning this month, we are thrilled to announce the debut of ten more community art bins!
This project, funded by the Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, will allow us to place glass recycling bins at TEN new locations across Missouri.
Ripple Glass continues to be inspired by the vibrant Kansas City community, so we partnered with talented local artists to create unique designs for these public art bins. Not only do these art bins provide a convenient glass recycling option, but they also highlight the rich culture and treasured landmarks of our beautiful hometown!
Stay tuned throughout the coming months as we announce the new bin locations and unveil the designs that each artist has so carefully curated! We will make upcoming announcements on our social media, so be sure to follow us on all platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok).
Until then, we are proud to introduce the five local artists who put their heart and soul into this dynamic project:
Batsheba Castro Martinez @batsevamakes
Batsheba is a Kansas City based designer and illustrator. They currently work as a Senior Experience Designer at VML&R. In their spare time they create a variety of work for diverse clients. Don’t expect the same thing multiple times because their work is a varied as their first-generational, Mexican American, queer experience.
Frank Norton @fbnorton
Frank is a Kansas City based graphic artist specializing in off-beat design and illustration. He’s built a reputation for creating provocative brands, partnering with boutique hotels, tropical bars, drag queens, distilleries, and pizzerias to help push the culture forward through art and design. His unconventional approach draws inspiration from folk art, pop-culture, and colorful ephemera.
Lauren Phillips @laurenphillips
Lauren is a feminist, queer, multidisciplinary visual artist based in Kansas City. Frequently working in digital illustration and wood cutout acrylic paintings, she often focuses on a woman’s point of view. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and shared in publications around the world.
Marcos Román @_marcosroman
Marcos is a multidisciplinary Latinx artist based in Kansas City, where he works as a Senior Designer at Hallmark creating the artwork you see on greeting cards and gift wrap. His work explores joy, queerness, imaginary worlds, and his Puerto Rican heritage through digital & traditional illustration, mixed media collage, and surface design.
Yup Yup Design @yupyupdesign
Yup Yup is a designer duo from the Midwest, led by Chris Meier and Sam Yates. They define themselves as imaginative storytellers with a knack for problem solving and making the world a better place. Chris and Sam live in Kansas City proudly calling Marlborough Heights home.