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Ohio Artists Transform Vintage Appliances into Art for AEP Ohio

by on October 30, 2014

Did you know that recycling an old refrigerator or freezer could save you up to $150 a year in energy costs and help protect the environment? 

Fridge as ArtAs a way to educate customers about our Appliance Recycling Program, we’re working with artists across the state to transform inefficient appliances into pieces of art. 

This Friday, during Nelsonville’s Final Friday on the Square, a transformed 1937 refrigerator will make its first appearance at Starbrick Cooperative Gallery, where it will be on display through late November. 

Teresa Sager, an artist from Athens who specializes in mixed media and encaustic painting, saw this as an opportunity to transform something inefficient into a beautiful piece of art, and a time capsule. 

“I loved the process of painting this refrigerator. It was amazing to see it evolve into something that will encourage others to recycle now and in the future,” said Sager. “It will be difficult to look at this vintage refrigerator and not smile.” 

Sager used a mixture of spray paint, acrylics, duct tape, collectible memorabilia and handmade paper to transform the refrigerator. Viewers are encouraged to bring time capsule items to place in the refrigerator throughout its time on display at the gallery. 

Keep an eye out for other transformed appliances across the state as we work together to promote recycling! 

For additional information about AEP Ohio’s energy efficiency programs, visit


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