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Van Gogh made it to Martinsburg West Virginia.  See it here first!

Putting the final touches to the Van Gogh mural

Putting the final touches to the Van Gogh mural

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We are very happy to have the Morgan County Solid Waste Authority (MCSWA)supporting the project and helping the environment.  The following is a letter to the editor that the MCSWA’s Director wrote.  Thanks Bill and thanks to the Morgan County Citizens for their support!

Here is a letter to the editor that recently ran in a West Virginia Newspaper.


     An artist in Martinsburg, David Heatwole, better known for his art publication, The Main ARTery, is encouraging citizens, businesses, governments and nonprofit organizations of the Quad-State region of West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania to participate in an ambitious art project.  To create a mural out of recycled plastic bottle lids.  Lids!  Can you imagine a mosaic made out of hundreds of thousands of colored dots?  Can you image a lot more including a wire-connected robot form, a 3-D style picture or a flower from the various color lids?  I can.

     Artists like creative challenges and I encourage making such an artistic piece.  Perhaps the Ice House could present similar displays.

     Lids should be from any drinking container.  Please rinse them to control bacteria.  [CORRECTION – LIDS CAN BE FROM ANY PLASTIC CONTAINER, BUT PREFER NOT TO KEEP THE FLOPPY-TYPE LIKE ON BUTTER BOWLS.]

     If you’d like to contribute lids, bring them to the recycling sites in a Food Lion style bag.  I will pass them on to David Heatwole.

     David would also like this “Put a Lid on It” as a national project challenging Americans to create collaborative-type art projects [out of plastic bottle lids]. 

     Call me and let’s see what can be developed!  (304) 258-9379.


Bill Pechumer

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