Bottle Cap Mural
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2011
Repurposed Art & Recycling Science
Visitors Help to Create a Permanent Mural at Imagination Station
Toledo, Ohio – Imagination Station has teamed up with artist Michelle Stitzlein, to produce a beautiful new mural for the science center. The mural will be made completely of bottle caps and we need your help to complete it. Stitzlein will be at the science center throughout this weekend, May 6-8, helping visitors take repurposing and recycling to a whole new artistic level. And when we are all through, the mural will be placed in it’s permanent home inside Imagination Station.
Imagination Station has been collecting bottle caps from everyday household items such as milk jugs, sour cream/yogurt lids, detergent lids, water bottle lids, shampoo caps, etc. Recycling clubs from Hill View Elementary, Maumee Valley Country Day School, Fairfield Elementary, Chase STEM Academy, St. Francis de Sales High School, East Side Central Elementary and Monclova Primary School have assisted with the cap collection and helped us collect more than 10,000 bottle caps in just the last 2 months.
The BottleCap Mural was funded by a grant from Target in recognition of our efforts in educating children in science. “At Target, our local grants are making a difference in communities across the country,” said Laysha Ward, president, community relations, Target. “We’re proud to partner with the Imagination Station as part of our ongoing commitment to strengthen communities where our guests and team members live and work.”
Stitzlein is from Baltimore, Ohio and graduated from Columbus College of Art and Design with a Bachelor’s in Fine Art in 1989. She is known for sculptures made of recycled goods and is especially famous for her “Moth” series.
Imagination Station, located on the downtown Toledo riverfront, is a science center dedicated to delivering science and technology based programming to youth and their families throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. All activities are included in the cost of admission.
WHAT: Repurposed Art & Recycling Science
WHEN: Saturday, May 6-8, 2011
WHERE: Imagination Station
1 Discovery Way
Toledo, Ohio 43604
For more information, please call 419.244.2674 or visit imaginationstationtoledo.org.