I was heading to the city for a show this evening with my stalwart media companion Skeleton Pete Parrella and since there was time to do some other stuff we headed down to Brookfield Place in Battery Park City to check out a charitable art installation known as “CANSTRUCTION”. The premise of the organization is below the logo to bring you up to speed. Check it out.
“Canstruction® is a unique, trademarked charity which hosts competitions, exhibitions and events showcasing colossal structures made out of full cans of food. After the structures are built, the cansculptures® go on display to the public as a giant art exhibition. At the end of the event, all food is donated to local hunger relief organizations. Recognized for our commitment to innovation, hunger relief and collaboration, our work has helped raise nearly 40 million pounds of food since 1992. Canstruction® events are hosted in over 150 cities around the world including North America, Australia, South America, Europe and Asia.”
I’m not going to talk too much during this one and instead will let you enjoy my findings. I tried to get the sign to describe each sculpture so that should help you along. Off you go now. There’s things to be seeing 🙂
Hey would you look at who that is, it’s our buddy Skeleton Pete who I mentioned was joining me for this little adventure. Pete was going to be posting an item on his own website and you can check that out by clicking HERE.
As you can see we covered a lot of ground here today with this exhibit and I managed to snag every single one of them. This is an overview of the main space where they were set up but I didn’t get a sweeping shot of the side space where others were found.
This is a beautiful Atrium as you can see and I hope to come back here soon for something equally interesting. If I do you know that you can count on images being posted on the website.
The holidays are fast approaching us and its important to never forget those who might need a little something. You can help make a difference by checking out if your local community center or law enforcement or fire department might be hosting any food collecting initiatives. If they are I suggest hitting your local market and spending a few dollars on something to donate. The easiest way to maximize this is to purchase the more reasonable store brand. That lets you donate twice as much for the same investment and you are not only helping out better by doing this but you are also supporting the store brand products. I hope you enjoyed this presentation now go out and do some good.
Official Website: https://www.canstruction.org/