Thursday, 23 June 2011

Styrofoam: It's not all bad

Styrofoam, also known as polystyrene to people with English accents, is notoriously trashy.  It doesn't biodegrade and it has practically no use other than sandwiching your new DVD player and all of its individually packaged parts into a cardboard box.

While this function is of course, very useful when shipping items of a delicate constitution, it is hard not to hate Styrofoam once your DVD is set up and you have no further use for it. Scattered on your living room floor, you curl your lip in disdain as the white blocks of foam stare back at you, taunting.  Now, you have to "deal with it". 


We get a lot of Styrofoam at AJ.  And I think it's time we started to consider the uses and re-uses of our most despised un-recyclables (I'll talk about VHS tapes another time.  There's a lot going on there.)  Styrofoam, in capable hands, can be a most malleable substance.  Perhaps some of you will relish the challenge of making your best art with your worst enemy.

The following are inspirational sites and images to help get you started:


And is all the gossip around the water cooler boring you, and you find yourself searching for deeper meaning? DOODLE on your Styrofoam cup.


And if you purchase a lot of appliances, do your part and go for something .............. bigger.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Event of the Year!! Art Auction

Okay, the second annual Art Auction Fundraiser is tomorrow starting at 6:30pm with our AGM, then 7:00 for a viewing, and the LIVE auction at 8:00.

Please come on over to 312B William Ave, it is shaping up to be a really fun evening in support of an excellent cause!