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'Can art' to help feed needy on Thanksgiving

November 11, 2010 3:06:30 PM PST
Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away, and as you start planning a meal, you might take time to consider those who don't have enough to eat.

That's the purpose of a unique art exhibit in lower Manhattan. In all 100,000 cans will be used.

The boxes are open and out come the cans, thousands of them. They're stacked and swiveled until they turn into a design, whether it be a sculpture or a building.

Jerry Castania is doing the "can" version for a project called 'Can'struction at the world financial center's winter garden. "

The designers choose the cans they want, though they're encouraged to use foods that are healthy like tuna, because all of the cans will eventually be collected by City Harvest and given to the hungry for Thanksgiving.

This year 24 teams are participating with a 13 hour window to complete their designs.

Last year the NYC Transit Authority team created the light at the end of the 'can'-arsie tunnel.

This year they will be doing The Little Engine That 'Can'.

The cans will be on display until November 22. The exhibit is open to the public, who are encouraged to bring a can of food as a donation.

For more information, you can go to:
http://canstruction.org/

http://www.artsworldfinancialcenter.com/cgi-bin/Go.cgi?q_id=1022

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