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Monday, November 12, 2012

One Can, Two Can, Red Can, Blue Can

Pictured above is Feed the Hungry Field, a project from Canstruction in 2010.

Many long-time residents of the Farmstros Village know that I am a fan of the Houston Food Bank.  If you are in Houston, I encourage you to check out an event this week which supports that organization and displays a unique form of art/architecture.

Canstruction Houston 2012 is taking place through November 17 at Houston's CityCentre.  Canstruction involves architects, engineers, construction firms and students from the Houston area building original sculptures using canned food as their primary building block.  After the event, all the canned food is donated to the Houston Food Bank.  Since 1992, this event has resulted in the donation of more than 400,000 pounds of food to the Houston Food Bank.

The projects are open for viewing at CityCentre during regular business hours this week.  A public viewing event is scheduled for 5-9 pm Saturday night, November 17.

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