Mulvane Art Museum hosts Harvesters’ First Topeka Canstruction

This Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. teams of Kansas architects, engineers and contractors will show off their can-do spirit, creating amazing structures using cans of food.

Harvesters’ first Topeka Canstruction event will take place at the Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University.

Canstruction is an international program of the Society of Design Administration that challenges teams to design and build huge, creative sculptures made only from canned food and other non-perishable food items. The display will be free and open to the public during the museum’s regular hours through July 26, 2014.

When the exhibit closes, the cans are donated to Harvesters—The Community Food Network. During its 13-year history, Harvesters’ Canstruction events in Kansas City have provided more than 324,000 meals to feed the hungry.

Participating teams to date include: Treanor Architects, PA; HTK Architects; Tevis Architects; Bartlett & West Engineers; Architect One, PA, Schwerdt Design Group, Inc. and American Institute of Architecture Student Chapter from K-State. With the exception of the KSU Chapter of AIA, all of the teams are from Topeka.

Sponsors of the exhibition include Hy-Vee, Inc.; Advisors Excel; and Knox Signs & Graphics, all of Topeka. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Jannett Wiens at 785-861-7711.

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