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Re: I need help!!

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Mark Alexander (Alexander)mamjam)
Thu, 23 Jan 1997 08:29:35 -0500


Simsbury (Connecticut) High School has a really neat display system! They
purchased lots of heavy duty corrugated cardboard boxes which were either
manufactured white or they painted them with white latex paint. They were
each 2 foot square cubes. For art shows these cardboard boxes were stacked
in clusters, groups, towers, and rows. The art work was taped or stapled to
the faces of the boxes. Sculptures and ceramics were placed on top of them.
Some boxes were even used as temporary sorting tables while setting up art
shows in the gym, cafeteria, or halls. These boxes could even be used as
theater stage flats and in an art room still life.

For storage they were just unfolded and stacked flat, making for easier
stashing than conventional display panels. After they have been used enough
times to get a little dingy, you can have a few students touch them up with
white latex on paint rollers.

The down side is that the boxes may be too bulky for some places such as
narrow hallways or the library. Perhaps a set of narrower boxes would help
in these places.

I'm currently asking one of our local manufacturers to donate boxes, but
they can also be purchased. Look up "Boxes" in the yellow pages.

I hope this helps!

Mark Alexander
1-8 art on the cart
Lee H. Kellogg School
Falls Village, CT 06031

>1. Our school is receiving a large chunk of money from the state and the
>site council is in charge of dispursing it. Among the many things we are
>considering, I have been asked to find out how much screens or partitions
>would cost for putting up art shows in our library/MP room. I have no clue
>as to what would work well, be strong but easily set-up and where I would
>find such a thing. Does anyone have some suggestions (or horror stories of
>things that didn't work) which would head me in the right direction?
>Anything would be helpful!!!!
>Bunki Kramer