Thursday, June 24, 2010

Junkyard Camp

Posted By on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 8:30 AM

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This week I wrote about the Junkyard Memphis' art and music camp held on Broad Avenue for our print publication, and as usual, I wanted to give you guys a little bit more material.

Here are some kids working on the sound sculptures with conservatory-trained percussionist Donald Knaack, or The Junkman:

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The license plates and signs they were drilling would eventually be included on this:

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The end result was this (also shown is a wooden xylophone with a nice assortment of pots, pans, and a colander):

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Now I'm just going to tell you straight up. During the camp, and especially during the concert at the end of the week, it was HOT. Stifling, can't breathe HOT. Sweat dripping down your back and legs HOT.

But everyone ignored it as best they could in the name of art and music.

You, however, can sit back in your nice air-conditioned home or office, it certainly makes no difference to me, and watch part of the concert here.

On the other hand, you didn't get to play on it after the kids were done, either, so maybe it's an even trade.

Junkyard Camp was made possible by the Palazola Townsend Gudelsky Family; Mitch and Laurie Major; Laura and Lowry Howell; Michael Richardson; Greg, Carla and Alexandra Touliatos; Historical Broad Business Association; and Lisa and Chris Williamson.

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