"Made From Ike" is an exhibit that benefited from the not-exactly-speedy post-hurricane cleanup efforts. The silent auction/contest sponsored by Fresh Arts Coalition encouraged local artists and nonartists to create works from signs, trees and other debris blown free during the storm to end all storms. Remember your old street sign? It could've been made into a canvas. That tree from your front lawn? Maybe it was whittled into a Neil Frank bowl. Broken glass? A mosaic masterpiece. The best artwork will be announced today, and all the entries will be up for grabs in the silent auction, with the proceeds going to the Americans for the Arts Emergency Relief Fund. Latecomers who missed the contest deadline are encouraged to bring their Ike-made works to donate to the silent auction, so there will be plenty of works to catch the eye of you art lovers. (Get it? Eye? What? Too soon for a pun?) 6 to 8 p.m. Caroline Collective, 4820 Caroline. For information, call 713-956-5333 or visit www.fresh-arts.org. Free.
Fri., Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m., 2008