Eric Marlow Visits Emerson and Hanby to Teach Kids How to Use Recyclables for Art

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Artist Eric Marlow is pictured at Emerson teaching pupils about the science behind recycling and showing them how to turn their recycled items into a colorful garden. 




Artist Eric Marlow visited students at Emerson and Hanby Elementary schools this week to show them how recyclables could be turned into beautiful art.  His visit was made possible thanks to a grant from the Bette Marshall Education Fund of the Columbus Foundation. 

A graduate of The Ohio State University, Marlow has taught on behalf of the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Ohio Designer Craftsman, the Columbus Cultural Arts Center and the Ohio State University.  He began designing jewelry in the mid 60’s.  His small, figurative work has been referred to as having “a neoclassical or timeless quality,” and has been a hallmark of his jewelry career.  His work has been displayed at the Columbus Museum of Art, the Ohio Designer Craftsman gallery, and galleries and boutiques around the world.

“Mr. E man,” one of Marlow’s alter egos, does workshops, residencies, installations and performances in which he turns everyday household Recyclables into toys, games, jewelry and much more.  For more information, please visit