Recycle your phone for a great cause

Got cell phones? Old, dated, dead? No problem... Here's a chance to put recycling to good use...

Secure the Call is a non-profit organization that donates cell phones to the elderly and at risk population to use to call 911 in an emergency. Secure the Call is soliciting companies/businesses (retail storefronts are ideal) to host a drop box for one month- a nominal $60 donation is requested.

You can read more and sign up to host a donation drive here. If your not up for sponsoring a donation box, you can donate your old phones at most Whole Foods and Shoprite stores throughout the U.S. And if that's too far out of the way- you can download a mail-in donation form here.

Clean out your drawers, take advantage of your phone service upgrade plan and donate your old phones... Can you hear me now? ;)



Along the lines of once in a blue moon...

Be sure to check out tonight's SUPERMOON-

It's been 18 years since we've seen such lunar craziness, or should we say - lunacy! A Supermoon occurs when the moon is 90% of its closest approach to Earth. For us, that means the moon appears 20% brighter and 15% larger than an ordinary full moon.

You can read more here, and if last night's moon was any example- it's a night not to be missed!

On my Birthday- who could ask for a better gift! ;)

Photos: William Menke


Horsing Around: Deborah Buterfiled

Photo: Kelsey Givens / Ohio State Lantern

Went to the newly renovated Columbus Museum of Art today and had a quick spin through the galleries. Amongst the lovelies was an old time fave- Joseph - a (massive) horse sculpture by Deborah Butterfield.

Since the '80s Butterfield has collected scrap to create her iconic horses- which she creates at her ranch in Montana and her studio in Hawaii. Thought we'd share a few photos, including recent work to be highlighted at a show this June at the Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle.

Photo via gregkucera.com

Here's what they say about her work:

"Many of the recent works are made of found metal; most of it bearing colored paint remnants from its original surface. The artist collects metal from wrecked cars, industrial salvage yards, demolished buildings and construction sites and combines them in her Montana studio to create these equine sculptures. Some of the works have utilized three-dimensional letters scavenged from commercial signage bringing an unexpected new element into play. Butterfield has also recently used painted metal from flat signage.

Photo via artnet.com

In constructing her horses Butterfield tries to alter the "as found" shape of the metal pieces as little as possible. The separate parts are not often individually important but gain an elegant context in the artist’s ability to meld them into such a suggestive sculpture. Occasionally, recognizable elements such as a child's tricycle can still be identified within the tangled assemblage of metal parts."

If you are in the Pac Northwest- don't miss this upcoming show of Deborah Butterfiled's recent work: June 2 - July 9, 2011 / Greg Kucera Gallery / 212 Third Avenue South / Seattle

Photos via gregkucera.com
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