Monday, April 25, 2016

All Hands on Deck Update 4/25/16

We had a great experience this week.

We started on the second side of the boat.

A very special THANK YOU to our product sponsor:  Flex Seal

We are using Flex Seal products for various aspects of the project.  Flex Seal comes in various colors and our artist Susie Q is using it for the background colors to visually enhance the plastic debris that was collected during beach cleanups. The trash is being used on the boat to repurpose our Cuban refugee boat into a work of art.

To affix the plastic to the boat, we are using Flex Shot

Flex Seal is excited about our project.  So much, that they came out to film for a future commercial.

Susie Q discusses the process for Flex Seal

Casey talks about the benefits of Flex Seal Products

We had lots of help thanks to Girl Scouts of South Florida including Troops 10317 and 11110.

The Girls Scouts also learned about managing Storm Water to avoid pollution

We also started on the back of the boat and the spelling out of All Hands on Deck.

So many Black Straws Found on the Beach

Spelling Out All Hands on Deck with Black Straw

White Plastic is Used to Create a Shadow Effect
Working Together to Lay Out Wording

 We are talking to different organizations about a permanent home for the boat but nothing is confirmed yet.  Do you have any ideas?  Contact us.

Learn more about our related events:  EcoFilm Fest and WaterWorks art show.

See previous updates.

We still need help.  Volunteer for All Hands on Deck.  See flyer below:

More pictures:

How did this pen get from Ocean City to Fort Lauderdale?

Casey Works on Hands in a Circle

Saturday, April 16, 2016

All Hands on Deck Update 4/16

We are making great progress.  One side is almost complete.  Come out and join us to complete the second side.

For previous updates and more information click here.

Monday, April 11, 2016

All Hands on Deck Update 4/10/16

The project continues but much more needs to be done and volunteers are needed!

Artist Susie Q, along with volunteers continue to create art on our Cuban refuge boat using litter from Beach Cleanups.

The Circles are Made with small Cigar Filter Tips
All Ages are Welcome to Join Us

Thanks to Chris Martin for Painting the Trailer
For our previous update and more information, Click Here.

Want to join us?  Check out the flyer below.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Donation Pause

LAST DAY to Donate FRIDAY, MAY 13th.

Trash 2 Treasure will not be accepting donations after MAY 14th, 2016 in order to evaluate current inventory.

  • TERRACYCLE donations will continue
  • IF you have quality arts materials (paint, brushes, new products, etc) please call  T2T first ,  at 888-828-8242 EXT 701 to TO DISCUSS YOUR DONATION
  • Styrofoam egg cartons/ trays may be recycled at Publix
  • Plastic bags may be recycled at retail locations.

Thanks you for your cooperation.

You can help get us back on track by visiting the Center to get materials and letting your friends know about our great resource.  Tell them about our limited time one-month membership

Limited Time $10 Monthly Membership

 We need to move material.  It's time for Spring Cleaning.  

We are offering a special $10 monthly membership that allows you to access materials at the Center.  This is a limited time offer.  

If you've let your membership expire, or just need some stuff, get to the Center soon.  Share with your friends who haven't made to our awesome facility yet.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

All Hands on Deck-Update 4/6/16

Here is an update on our project so far:

Our boat was found in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and removed by one of our sponsors Sal's Towing and brought to one of their storage locations.  Our Board Member, Keith Haag, found it and Sal's agreed to tow it to ArtsBunker.

Cuban Refugee Boat Made of Scrap Wood

The engine was removed prior to moving to ArtsBunker

Once at ArtsBunker, the transformation begins.  Our artist, Susie Q Wood, designed the concept.  The coloring of the boat is done by using Flex Seal.  The boat is then adorned with plastic debris from beach clean ups.

Flex Seal is Used to Paint the Boat

Ocean Trash from Beach Cleanups is being used to Decorate over the Flex Seal

We need more hands to help us with the project.  Check out the flyer below.  We are at ArtsBunker every Saturday morning.  Come out and join us.  Call or email to let us know you are joining us.