New artwork coming to Main Street’s recycling bins

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Ten of the works submitted for MAC’s annual Flat Out Under Pressure program on June 24. The first place winner was Starr Haney whose painting, "Girl Power," is pictured in the top center.

Greenville has some artists who can work “Flat Out Under Pressure.”

Last weekend, 90 artists participated in the Metropolitan Art Council’s “Flat Out Under Pressure,” a 24-hour two-dimensional art competition whose winners have their work reproduced on recycling bins that are scattered up and down Greenville’s Main Street from the Hyatt Regency to the West End.

This year’s event was the largest since Flat Out Under Pressure began in 2009.

“It is always so rewarding and interesting to see what is created in a 24-hour period,” said Alan Ethridge, MAC executive director. The 87 submissions are on display in the MAC gallery at 16 Augusta St. through July 21.

Artist Starr Haney is presented the Flat Out Under Pressure first-place award by MAC Executive Director Alan Ethridge.

Starr Haney won first place. Other award-winners were Jo Carol Mitchell-Rogers, second place; Paul Flint, third place; Tami Cardnella, fourth place; Diane Kilgore Condon, fifth place; Janina Tukarski Ellis, sixth place; Jacki Newell, seventh place; and Kent Ambler, eighth place.

Exhibit committee awards were given to Blake Smith, Michelle Jardines, Elizabeth Kinney, Nivya Kuriakose, Cindy Hammond, Susan Schwartzkopf, Olivia Perreault and Nick Ring.

Artwork from the winning artists will be reproduced on the front and back of recycling bins, which will become an outdoor art gallery, said Ethridge.

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