Celebrating the can-do attitude, the HKS Dallas office recently completed their entry in the 2010 SDA CANstruction event with a sculpture of a toaster complete with toast and a stick of butter titled “Toasters…fighting hunger one slice at a time!” Why a toaster? Each year the team has tried to generate ideas that are easily identifiable – something along the lines of, if a six year old can’t figure it out maybe we should do something else. After discussing a variety of household objects, the toaster just seemed right, especially considering its role in food preparation and the goal of the event to help put an end to hunger. With a SketchUp model, several shopping trips, approximately 3,000 cans and some dedicated volunteers, the oversized toaster dream turned reality as one of 23 structures at Northpark Center on the morning of October 9th. The structures will be on display until October 24th when they will be packed up and taken to the North Texas Food Bank. To learn more about CANstruction visit www.canstruction.org.
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Last Saturday’s “Feel and Fill” event at the St. Philip’s Arts in the Community Experience (SPACE) was not your typical gallery opening. There was the usual wine and cheese spread. Art spectators were present and community members alike. The art, both in live entertainment and on display, was great. Guests mingled with the likes of Erykah Badu, Shannon Wynne, Dr. Terry Flowers and Dr. Malik Zulu Shabazz of the “new” Black Panthers. But the SPACE isn’t your run-of-the-mill art studio or community art/outreach center. (more…)
Are you curious about the new park that’s being constructed over Woodall Rogers Freeway in Dallas? Go to The Park website for more infomation about the design, construction and timeline.
Images below from The Park website:
Here’s a recent article from the Dallas Observer about Re:Vision Dallas and the precedent our city hopes to set by building a sustainable development in the center of Downtown.
Hearts and Hammers 2009 is just around the corner. The work day is scheduled for Saturday, September 19.
Hearts and Hammers is a program administered by the City of Dallas whereby volunteer organizations agree to work on homes, cited by the city for code violations, that are owned by those who cannot afford to repair them. HKS has sponsored a group to participate in this activity since its inception in the mid-1980s.
Saturday, September 19 – 8 a.m.
The workday activities will include removing and replacing rotten siding, scraping and painting, soffit repair/replacement, constructing a handrail and yard clean-up.
Please sign up by emailing Brian Eason, if you are interested in being a part of this important volunteer effort. Thank you for your support.