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Re: Display Units

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kprs (kprs)
Mon, 09 Sep 1996 21:12:55 -0700


Mark Alexander wrote:
>
> Kay McCrea asked:
> >Does anyone out there have good plans or ideas for building
> >display units for 2-D artwork which can be moved without too much
> >difficulty? Our district owns some that are old, falling apart, and
> >ugly. We have a parent group who might build some for us.
> > Kay McCrea
> > Wichita South High
>
> At the Simsbury High School, in Simsbury, CT, they bought about 100
> corrigated cardboard boxes, each approximately 30" x 30" x 30". They are
> all painted white with flat latex and a roller, and can be touched up as
> needed. For art shows they can be stacked in a variety of arrangements.
> 2-D art works are then masking taped or stapled onto each face. Larger
> works need two or more faces. They can even be used as sculpture stands,
> although for heavy stuff, the boxes might need to be filled with books or
> something to support the weight.
>
> The really neat part is that when it's time to put them away, just flatten
> them and stack them somewhere until next time. Maybe a household moving
> company would be interested in donating boxes, if approached properly.
>
> Good luck, and remember...PRESENTATION is VERY important!
>
> Mark
>
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> Mark Alexander, K-8 Art Teacher
> Lee H. Kellogg School
> Falls Village, CT 06031
> USA
> (Mark Alexander) mamjam

My two cents: Call carboard recyclers, or cardboard manufacturers in your
area, they will donate. I not only got cardboard to make kiosks for the
school, but a tour of the plant and MY VERY OWN HARDHAT!!!!

San D