Libby is the Executive Director of the Ink People Center for the Arts and co-founder of the organization. As well as a professional artist, she has over 35 years of nonprofit administration experience. She received her BA, K-2 Teaching Credential, and MA in art from Humbolt State University, Arcata, California. Her artwork has been exhibited throughout California, and is in collections across the nation. Libby is a consultant in nonprofit management and program development. The Ink People’s DreamMaker program has fostered over 200 community-initiated projects in t he past 34 years and currently manages over 75 projects.
“I have long thought that the next big resource extraction boom would be in landfills and have consciously worked to keep stuff out of landfills since the 1970’s, so being part of a project to create art using materials rescued from landfills was an exciting prospect. I found that during the creation process, I started looking around with newly focused eyes at consumption and what I could do to help promote recycling and minimize consumption. The Eureaka (CA) Art & Culture Commission is now in the process of selecting artists to place art on the City’s recycling bins to encourage public awareness. For my art piece, I chose the turtle spirit to inhabit the hubcap as symbolic of earth and grounding. It is only loosely tied to the hubcap so as not to be permanently tied to human waste.”Libby Maynard