Trash Mash-Up would like to give a BIG heartfelt THANKS to City CarShare. City CarShare has been TMU supporters for many years, donating the use of their vehicles for our Mash-Up Bashes. Most recently, TMU used CityCar Share for Carnaval SF. Both Jessie and Bridget McCracken are proud City CarShare members and have modeled for them.
City CarShare is your most convenient, affordable option if you don’t have a car but occasionally wish you did; if you already have a car, but don’t drive it every day; if you have a second car that only gets used once in a while; or if your car just “died,” but you don’t plan to replace it. City CarShare is also a great option if you take public transportation, but sometimes need a car; share a household car, but need a second car to taxi your kids around; like to bop around at night or get out of town on the weekends; or operate a business and need a car to help run it.
City CarShare is the only nonprofit carsharing service in the Bay Area. They are a local organization with a mission to improve the environment and quality of life in their communities by promoting innovative mobility options. TMU loves them!
Trash Mash-Up will be featured in Carnaval San Francisco 2013 on Sunday, May 26 in the Streets of the Mission District. Beginning at 10 a.m. at the corner of 24th and Bryant streets, the parade will proceed west to Mission Street. From there, the parade heads north on Mission down to 17th Street, where it will turn east and flow into the festival area.
One of the city’s most spectacular traditions, Carnaval San Francisco showcases the very best of Latin American and Caribbean cultures and traditions with a diverse array of food, music, dance and artistry. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Trash Mash-Up has partnered with community based organizations to create the colorful celebration mashing it up in the streets of the Mission District for Carnaval San Francisco. They include the Child and Family Empowerment Services San Francisco; the Abraham Lincoln High School Drama Club and San Francisco Creative Arts Charter School. Trash Mash-Up has also partnered with Recology for the for SF Carnaval. Recology is a private, 100% employee-owned resource recovery company based on the West Coast emphasizing recycling to reduce consumption of virgin materials who pioneered the first curbside compost program in the U.S. TMU parades with Recology’s Drill Team and Artist In Residence Program. Trash Mash-Up is a collaborative community art project.
Trash Mash-Up (TMU) will host workshops with CircEsteem in Chicago, IL on March 25 and 27, 2013. These workshops are a part of the CircEsteem’s HomeWork & CircusWork and Chicago Youth Circus programs. CircEsteem’s Program Director, Suzanne Santos is a member of Trash Mash-Up Advisory Board. Since 2001, CircEsteem’s mission has been to unite youth from diverse racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds and help them build self-esteem and mutual respect through the practice of circus arts.
Trash Mash-Up will be at the Stern Grove Festival on August 26, 2012. The final band of the 75th Season is OK Go, known for their viral videos and quirky sound. Local band The Family Crest opens with an eclectic blend of indie rock and classical musicianship. Inspired by OK Go’s videos, TMU will be creating a found object sounds scape for participants to play and experience with their musical mash-up selves. Hope to see you at Stern Grove.
As 2012 begins, we mark Trash Mash-Up’s successful completion of its’ fifth year as a community based arts non-profit. It is a great time to reflect on how far we have come together and to highlight this year’s accomplishments. We also look forward to another successful and engaging year to come.
TMU continued its fun and educational programs serving children in San Francisco’s most undeserved neighborhoods in 2010 by hosting 32 workshops with 10,000 participants, 7 exhibits and conferences, 8 Mash-Up Bashes and 15 published print and blog articles. TMU also launched a new website with a short feature film. Trash Mash-Up’s mission to reduce waste and inspire people to see each other and our environment in a new way still holds importance in our communities.
TMU is grateful to all of the awesome bloggers who featured TMU in 2011 like Green Halloween; Pacific Patch; EcoArtWare; TreeHugger; Everyday Trash; and Urban Life/Cycle. TMU’s own Bridget McCracken was interviewed by Don Sanchez from ABC 7.
TMU was also involved is great events like the Yerba Buena Festival Gardern’s Halloween Hoopla, the San Francisco Green Festival, Independent Artist Week, Fillmore Art Walk, CityCar Share 10 Anniversary Party, and San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers After Hours Mash Up for the SF Marathon.
TMU mashed it up at the Mo’Magic Youth Showcase, Western Addition’s National Night Out Event, Carnaval San Francisco, Whitney Young Child Development Center and Women in Need In New York City.
As we begin 2012, TMU hopes to inspire others to find new ways with old objects and to discover ways in which each of us can engage in community service. There are a multitude of ways in which you to can be a part of this urban tradition. Purchasing TMU’s T-shirts and posters is a great way to enjoy one of a kind art pieces while supporting TMU’s mission. Please ‘like’ us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We have more information on how to get involved at TMU’s website, www.trashmashup.org. With your support, we are able to create laughter and art while inspiring others to use less and reuse more.
TMU simply cannot exist without your support. Thank you for your support and ensuring many more students will have the unique opportunity to experience Trash Mash-Up in the future.
Best Wishes and Happy New Year!!
Bridget & Jessie McCracken
Trash Mash-Up is thrilled to be apart of the Yerba Buena Garden Festival’s Halloween Hoopla : Dance & Parade for Kids. Come join TMU at the 11th annual YBGF Halloween program, featuring interactive performances and games for kids. The Unique Derique hosts, The Venezuelan Music Project plays live music, Preston folds origami and TMU. Just before the Hoopla ends, children under ten and their adults are invited to parade in their Halloween finery! * This event is outdoors. Please be weather-wary.
Trash Mash-Up is enjoying a busy summer. We are grateful to our community partners, students, and supporters for inspiring TMU to find a new way with old objects. TMU is proud to be a part of a vibrant community of activists, artists and community organizers who believe in the power of art to build communities and bridge cultural divides. San Francisco’s Western Addition and Bay View neighborhoods are facing an increase of violent crimes and the need has never been greater for safe, healthy and green communities.
We are so thrilled to have hosted workshops with Mo’Magic, Whitney Young Child Development Center and the San Francisco Public Library. TMU is looking forward to our upcoming Mash-Up Bashes at the Mo’Magic Summer Learning Youth Showcase on July 29thand the Western Addition’s Annual National Night Out Party on August 2nd. In addition, we are super excited to be mashing it up in the Bay View District of San Francisco with the Whitney Young Child Development Center as we parade through the neighborhood on August 2nd.
We look forward to continuing our urban tradition where others are inspired to see each other and our environment in a new way. Each year we strengthen our mission to enrich our community by developing creative connections through workshops and performances. We hope that through our actions, people are inspired to not only use less and reuse more but to also find their own way to become engaged in their community.
Trash Mash-Up is so pleased to be featured on Pacific Patch’s blog! And thrilled the ReUse Connection featured the article too!
The Fillmore Art Walk kicked off
The San Francisco Jazz Festival weekend. Trash Mash-Up is featured at the 1307 Fillmore Street Gallery. This rotating gallery will exhibit various TMU Maskostumes through September. TMU prints are for sale and available at the gallery.
Bridget was interviewed by Don Sanchez of KGO ABC Channel 7. Check her show off the awesome Patterns Learned Maskostume based on a West African tradition.
The Fillmore District streets were full of art and music uniting the neighborhood for this fun and colorful event. Trash Mash-Up tabled at the event creating eco-warrior medallions with Art Walk attendees.