Update from Our Friends at the Sea Song Sculpture Team

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Greetings Friends, Supporters and Hurricane Sandy Recovery Workers! 

A collaborative Sandy memorial sculpture project made from salvaged storm debris is in progress, and an installation site in The Rockaways has been secured. The project coordinators, artists and community builders have been working hard to finish the half-ton steel substructure, and we are very excited to announce that it is nearing completion!

 

To get to the next phase, we need tangible support from you, our allies, to make it happen, so we have recently launched a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter, with only 16 days left to go!  

 

Please make a donation!

 

We are offering beautiful rewards for donors, including limited-run screen prints, color posters and more (see the Kickstarter page for details). Your donation supports a range of logistical needs, vehicle rentals, tools, supplies, art & promotional materials and more, while your contribution of time and skills will be greatly appreciated and make you a part of this incredible project.

 

This project has been run entirely on volunteer energy, with no institutional funding (we’ve covered all expenses far out of pocket). We’ve come a long way, but still need to complete construction, run art programs to create components of the finished piece, transport the sculpture, pour a concrete base, and install the finished project. None of this will happen without your help, and your contribution supports a grassroots initiative at the intersection of the arts and community-building, sure to inspire others for years to come.

 

Please also contact us if you can volunteer on a build day, offer in-kind donations of tools, concrete, art materials, or anything else you think may contribute to the completion of the project.

 

There’s an unveiling ceremony planned for September, where residents and supporters will be invited to share food and music, as well as stories of Sandy survival and moving forward…we hope you’ll join us!

 

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

 

Thank you in advance for any support you can offer, and please help by spreading the word!

With love and enthusiasm,

 

Sea Song Sculpture Team

 

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