Forrest Scene

May 2014 News Releases

Canstruction construction media preview

WHAT: Come see Canstruction construction! Six teams of architects, engineers and contractors will be building amazing structures consisting entirely of canned food.
 
WHEN:                      10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 31, 2014 media preview.
 
WHERE:                  Mulvane Art Museum
                                    Washburn University
                                    17th and Jewell Streets
                                    Topeka, KS 66621
 
WHO: Six teams of local architects, engineers and contractors. The teams are: Treanor Architects, PA; HTK Architects; Tevis Architects; Bartlett & West Engineers; and Schwerdt Design Group, Inc., all of Topeka and the American Institute of Architecture Student Chapter from K-State. Harvesters’ staff, Mulvane Art Museum staff, Canstruction committee members and Canstruction team members will be available for interviews.
 
WHY:  Teams will compete to build colossal sculptures from canned food and other non-perishable items for the inaugural Canstruction event in Topeka.
 
Structures will be judged and winners will be announced at the CAN OPENER at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 6, at the Mulvane Art Museum. Visitors to the exhibit can vote for The People’s Choice Award by casting a ballot for their favorite sculpture while at the museum.
 
The Canstruction structures will be on display for the public free of charge from Tuesday, June 3 through Saturday, July 26. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 
5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
 
When the exhibit closes, the cans will be donated to Harvesters—the Community Food Network. During its 11-year history in Kansas City, Canstruction has provided more than 612,000 meals to hungry people. Harvesters is excited to bring this event to Topeka for the first time.
 
-30-
Contact:
Sarah Biles, Harvesters, 816.929.3068 or 913.216.8596
Julie Myers, Mulvane Art Museum, 785.670.2425
 
 
Share