Ursa Major: Looking for penny placers

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Ursa Major: Looking for penny placers

Post by Dr Helix » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:20 pm

Hi. This is Mr Ferguson of Mr and Mrs Ferguson Art. You may have seen our Art Honoraria Project "Penny The Goose" on the playa last year. Here is a link if you would like to take a look: https://www.facebook.com/Mr-and-Mrs-Fer ... page_panel

We were fortunate enough to be awarded another Honoraria this year for a new project called "Ursa Major". It will be a 14 foot tall Grizzly Bear that will also be covered in pennies. About 170,000 pennies if I've done my math correctly. That's where you come in. We are looking for volunteers to help us at our Hayward, California location (times to TBD but we will probably need the help from mid June on)
We mostly work weekends, but some weekday work will be included as well. This a great chance to participate in some large art and it will be easy to do. In essence you will push the pennies into cement. On end. That's it. Lots of them. We will supply gloves and aprons, food and drink. You just. Push.... the..... pennies......iIn....... the...... cement. Fun? You bet.!

So if you are interested, please PM me here and I will get back to you promptly. We had a great crew last year. Would love to have even more help this year. Thanks for looking!

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Re: Looking for penny placers for Ursa Major

Post by The Rod » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:24 pm

That's a lot of pennies!

Cool Project!

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Re: Ursa Major: Looking for penny placers

Post by trilobyte » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:21 am

I'll add in an embed of the cool video about Penny The Goose...



Very cool project!!!

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Post by Dr Helix » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:28 am

That's very kind Trilo! Thank you!
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Post by Jovankat » Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:24 pm

I'd like to help. Is Lonesomebri helping again this year? He's lovely.

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Post by Dr Helix » Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:36 pm

Jovankat wrote:I'd like to help. Is Lonesomebri helping again this year? He's lovely.
That'd be great although I couldn't help noticing your location (Australia?) As far as Bri, he has been somewhat silent. I'd love to get him back as well. Great guy and a hard worker. Lonesomebri? White courtesy phone for Lonesomebr!
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Post by Lonesomebri » Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:59 pm

Yes, what a fulfilling project. I'm in.

I was allowed to help with last years Penny the Goose. Painless, easy going, fun... and then out on the playa, all the props! Seriously, such an easy way to be connected to greatness: Gluing pennies. I really can't over stress how cool it is to be out on the playa looking at something like this you helped put together and telling every goddamned person passing, yeah, I licked every one of those pennies.

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Post by Jovankat » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:23 am

I'm *from* Australia but I live in Berkeley now.

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Post by Dr Helix » Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:42 am

Lonesomebri wrote:Yes, what a fulfilling project. I'm in.

I was allowed to help with last years Penny the Goose. Painless, easy going, fun... and then out on the playa, all the props! Seriously, such an easy way to be connected to greatness: Gluing pennies. I really can't over stress how cool it is to be out on the playa looking at something like this you helped put together and telling every goddamned person passing, yeah, I licked every one of those pennies.

My silence is due in part to a new girlfriend who does all my thinking for me now.
Tara daa!!!!!! Greats great news Bri! Glad to have you back. I will pm you and jovancat this weekend with details.
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Re: Ursa Major: Looking for penny placers

Post by Dr Helix » Tue May 03, 2016 1:28 pm

Cut out the paper pattern this weekend. Styrofoam is on it's way. Time to get busy!
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Re: Ursa Major: Looking for penny placers

Post by Dr Helix » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:47 pm

It is time! We are calling for Penny Placers for the next few weeks. Easy work (think a knitting circle with degenerates) and you've got it. All will be included in the Art team thanks. As a bonus, anyone who helps can get a FREE welding lesson, given by me. If you want to see where we've come just go to:

https://www.facebook.com/Mr-and-Mrs-Fer ... page_panel

You can also contact our Volunteer Coordinator Arienne Haik;

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q= ... ik%20posts

Here is the signup sheet:

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A ... =VAQHWzyd7

If none of that works just PM me!

Thanks!!

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