DooDad Sculpture Show
We, a group of volunteers from the Hyde Park Community, are planning our second Re-Purposed Doodad Sculpture Competition on January 11, 2013 at Horizon Bay. Last year, with 16 HCPS (schools) involved and 125 students, we “Re-Purposed” plastic street light globes.
See: http://db.tt/yTBejRAo for news account story and more pictures
This event was a surprising success. It all started with helping the Horizon Bay (assisted living facility) in Hyde Park get rid get of 30 plastic street light globes, they could not use. The prize money, cost of the catalogue, and teacher gifts were donated by our immediate Hyde Park Community, including neighborhood associations, individual contributions,and local banks.
The students loved the challenge and the teachers who donated their personal time to this project were very thankful we provided this opportunity for the young artists. The parents were so proud, they kep coming back to the show all week with more family to see. It was truly a rewarding event for everyone. We were honored and excited to be asked to organize another DooDad competition.
On January 11, 2013 we will hold our Second Re-Purposed Doodad Sculpture Competition.
We have been donated 14,000 empty cigar boxes. Back story: Seems (they) can send cigars to Afghanistan but cannot send the boxes
To date we have 66 HCPS schools (all grades) signed up, and we are delivering about 3,500 cigar boxes to the teachers and students involved. Each sculpture can use up to 10 cigar boxes. Should be very interesting, if anything like last year. And so much of Tampa was created as a result of the cigar industry. FYI – the History Center store is selling some of our unused boxes.
With a 400% increase in participation from schools throughout Hillsborough County, our modest budget last year has blossomed proportionately, and we are looking to more community funding resources so we can provide prizes, scholarships, and teacher appreciation gifts. 100% of the funds go to the event. We are using Tampa Regional Artists (TRA), as our sponsor non-profit depository, so all (individual) donations are tax deductible.
After a week at Horizon Bay, we have lined up other venues for the DooDad “juried” Art Show, including the Fire Museum and the Glazer’s Children’s Museum.
We are aware of the space limitations imposed by the History Museum; however, we pray we may have an opportunity of displaying selected sculptures of the DooDad Show.