COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS, ONE LIGHT AT A TIME
Inspired by the confluence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah or"Thanksgivukkah", Skraptacular turned yesterday's throw-away news into today's Menurkey, now on display in all his papier-mâché glory in the window at 100 Overlook Terrace in Washington Heights until December 7th.
Because we are all about seeing the connections between odd, disposable, disparate items, we, at Skraptacular, are thinking about the connections between Thanksgiving, a time to count our bounty and blessings, and Hanukkah, a time to remember the miracle of how oil for only one day of light lasted eight whole days in an ancient temple's menorah.
We're also thinking of Skraptacular's eighth anniversary-from our scrappy beginnings in Michelle Del Guercio's apartment in 2005, to having our own studio space and partnerships across the city. It seems like a good to time to count our blessings, or at least eight of them. We're thankful for:
1. Every person who believes in a sustainable future
2. The dedicated young interns who breathe life into Skraptacular
3. Our new partnerships forged in 2013:4. The Johnson Ohanna Foundation who made it possible for us educate and engage the public at over 30 events this past year
5. The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance for helping to fund our new space
6. The Max and Anna Levinson Foundation that has been a loyal supporter, making it possible to continue our weekly internship program and develop our educational programs
7. All those who see beauty in creating art from trash
8. Our volunteers who continue to keep light flames of inspiration
#GIVINGTUESDAY IS COMING
Don't forget that Skraptacular has partnered with #GivingTuesday to be part of a national movement to give to those in need and causes we support, coming after the spend-a-thon of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you believe in what we do, please use #GivingTuesday to support our vital work.
Skraptacular Holiday Eco Gift-Making Workshop and Tree Sale
Date: Saturday, December 7
Time: 1 - 5 PM
Place: P.S. 187, 349 Cabrini Boulevard @ W. 187th St.
Take the A train to 190th St. (take the elevator up to Fort Washington Ave)
What: Using refuse, old tools, fabric, jewelry parts, corks, wires and more "scraps" you'll come home with tote bags, hand-bound books, dream catchers, ornaments, and whatever your creative, fertile imagination concocts.
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