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1,500 Bottles a Second

The 10-foot sculpture was created with 1,500 used plastic water bottles, used soda syrup barrels and plastic items found during a recent river cleanup event.

By - May 16th, 2019 05:25 pm

Historic Third Ward retailer MOD GEN and Black Box Fund, Inc. present a city tour of an eco-art sculpture #1500BottlesASecond created by students from University School of Milwaukee, USM teachers Christina Dresang, Marja Konkol, Sarah Markwald, Jessica Michels, Rebecca Steinbach, and Priscilla Woods, and environmental artist Melanie Ariens. The 10-foot sculpture was created with 1,500 used plastic water bottles, used soda syrup barrels and plastic items found during a recent river cleanup event. This project challenged students, ages 4 to 18 to think critically and creatively about the impact of plastics in our world. The exhibit will include five informational signs made from recycled plastic that share statistics about water and plastic usage.

The locations and dates for free public viewing are as follows:

May 18-19  Milwaukee County Zoo at Party for the Planet (Admission and parking fees apply)

June 22  Urban Ecology Center – Menomonee Valley at Community Planting Day

June 29  Urban Ecology Center –Washington Park at Community Fishing Day

July 1-17  Urban Ecology Center – Riverside Park

July 21-25  Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

August 9-11  Catalano Square, Historic Third Ward at the Under one Moon Event

For more information, visit blackboxfund.org or email art@blackboxfund.org

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1,500 Bottles a Second

The 10-foot sculpture was created with 1,500 used plastic water bottles, used soda syrup barrels and plastic items found during a recent river cleanup event.

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