Shark! Shark! There's a shark in the mall! The winning sculpture from a recent ReCANstruction contest in Texas.
The Redwood Empire Food Bank is hosting a great and timely charity art competition at the Coddingtown Mall that kicks off tomorrow (Saturday 2/24) from 10am to 3pm. ReCANstruction, says REFB in a release, brings together students, businesses and architects to design sculptures made from canned goods that will eventually go to feed hungry folks around the county. The judging begins at 1pm and the panel includes a trio of local heroes from the recent fires: Santa Rosa fire chief Tony Gossner; volunteer fire chief Mike Mikelson and, according to REFB, 13-year-old REFB Food Drive champion, Memphis Roetter. When the competition's over on March 2, the sculptures will be dismantled and all canned goods will be send to the food bank's warehouse, which provides meals for some 82,000 families and seniors throughout the county. Participants include the Sonoma Country Day School, ZFA Structural Engineer, Wright Contracting and others.