Canstruction 2011

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After the Chocolate Show I went to the World Financial Center to see Canstruction, an annual design competition and exhibition that benefits City Harvest.  Twenty-six design and architecture firms participated in the event and built sculptures out of cans, which are on display throughout the Winter Garden.  The sculptures are very impressive and have accompanying artistic statements.  My only complaint is that the layout/continuation of the event isn’t well labeled.  I thought I saw all of the sculptures, but when I looked at an article online about the exhibit, I realized I missed a few.  I would have loved to see the can version of the Brooklyn Bridge!

Visitors are asked to bring canned goods, which are donated to City Harvest, along with the cans that are used for the sculptures.  I brought vegetarian baked beans.  Canstruction is on view until November 21, from 9am-6pm daily at 220 Vesey Street.  For more details about Canstruction, visit the website here.


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