Artists showcase sustainable artwork at EnviroHouse

Artists Clancy Casad and Creighton Rose are currently displaying their works of art and love for the environment at the City of Tacoma EnviroHouse, where artwork made from more than 95 percent salvaged material is showcased.

Casad’s works explore how humans rely on relationships and shelter. Using tools and scraps from green-building job sites, Casad paints visions of the earth, those inhabiting it and how all living things rely on each other.

Rose’s works feature materials salvaged from the shorelines of Puget Sound and recycling businesses. Rose describes his work as pieces that are ever-changing and morphing as he discovers new reusable items. A work that is a table top sculpture one day could be a chair the next.

Casad will be available during the artists’ reception from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 15, at the EnviroHouse (located at the Tacoma Landfill), 3510 S. Mullen St.

The EnviroHouse art exhibit rotates three times a year and continually seeks applications from artists with recycled-content artwork. For more information about the art exhibit and the EnviroHouse, visit, or call (253) 573-2426.

The City of Tacoma EnviroHouse is a permanent model home showcasing green building and natural landscape ideas, materials and techniques to create a healthy home and planet. Featuring the latest advances in sustainable living, the EnviroHouse highlights readily available products for new and existing homes and yards. Visits by the general public and pre-arranged group tours are welcome during open hours.

It is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.