Trash Bash Was a Smash – Thanks Everyone!

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June 23, 2014 by 3gracesdeb

thank youWow! What a wonderful day yesterday at Trash Bash 2014: Somerville’s 2nd Annual Recycled Art Competition. We could not have done it without the support of so many folks and organizations, especially our fellow presenters – Mike Curtis and Peggy Morrisey of the Uniun Warehouse. You rock!

Thanks to all the participating artists for submitting such original and stirring works of art out of recycled materials. All the entries were of such originality and high quality. We were just blown away by the submissions.

A huge shout out to Tom ‘the Voice” Champion as our gracious and talented emcee for making sure the event ran smoothly. Kudos to the Soulful Souls and 3D and the Greaseballs for entertaining us with great music for the day. Hats off to judges Mike Curtis of the Uniun Warehouse, Joolie Cahill of I Am Joolien and Joe Grafton of Somerville Local First (subbing for JJ Gonson  of Cuisine en Locale.) They had difficult decisions to make to in selecting the winners. We appreciated Next Step Living and Somerville Local First for sharing words of wisdom about the importance of sustainable living.

Minimum Wage Art artists Robert Smith, Nick Wyneken, Brian Morisson and Kristopher Rout led the public in making an amazing outdoor sculpture that can be viewed currently at Stone Place Park. They also created “The Moose Yet to be Name” especially for Trash Bash and Harley the Homeless Bison made a return appearance to Trash Bash this year. Thanks for being our Trash Bash spirit guides!

Many thanks to the Boston Globe, Somerville Beat, Somerville Times and the Somerville Patch for helping us spread the word about this fantastic community event.

Trash Bash would not have been possible without the financial support of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Somerville Arts Council and our amazing Kickstarter supporters. Thank you!

We have tons of pictures and videos to post as well as the award winners. So stay tuned for all the great pics of the day.

Thanks again everyone for coming out – it was a great really day. We can’t wait for next year’s event!


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