New York artist John Norwood to show recycled garbage sculptures at Rainforest Art Foundation headquarters in Shreveport, Louisiana


SHREVEPORT, La., November 10, 2015 – New York City artist will show his work for the first time at the Rainforest Art Foundation in Louisiana. “Recycled Sculptures” by John Norwood opens Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 from 5:00-6:30 pm with a Museum Member dinner at 7:00 pm. The exhibition will show through Friday, January 8, 2016. Admission is free with a suggested $10 donation. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served.

The opening will also feature the 2014-2015 Kids Can exhibit “Oceans of Adaptation” featuring the recycled bottle fish created by kids and volunteers in the community at various events throughout the year. Kids Can is an annual art project meant to teach kids that they can work together to make a difference in our community. Rebekah White designed this Rainforest Art Foundation program and theme for 2014-2015. The installation was designed and implemented by Iris MacLean and Ashley Purland.

Norwood creates art out of recycled junk. He is a self-proclaimed impulsive recycler and likes to use his trash to create pieces that interest him. Before ending up in Manhattan where he would meet his wife and start a family, Norwood travelled around Europe studying art, music, and theater, which he felt was the best thing he could have ever done for his education.

Rainforest Art Foundation is a 501(c)3 non profit with the mission to increase appreciation of nature through art. For more information visit or call (318) 717-9111.


Iris MacLean

Public Relations

Rainforest Art Foundation

(318) 840-5213