Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fabric, paint + our first ton of the schoolyear

Stern and Stern in Hornell and Golden Paints in New Belgium managed to incidentally coincide donation days, netting us about 919 pounds of cool stuff in one fell swoop.



On the paint front, Kevin Wixted and Dale Inglett split the cost of shipping, and then split the paint with Repo. About 100 pounds have already been split between senior painters, sophomore painting classes, BAFA foundations, and the BFA freshmen, with another 20+ pounds of odd gel mediums and earthy hues lingering in Repo for a little while. What's left looks a little like this:


On the fabric front, we negotiated and picked it up, with zero monetary exchange. 22 rolls of mostly nylon, off-spec or otherwise unsellable: ChemStat / cleanroom fabrics, anti-static fabrics, airbag material, weird chemical-resistant filters materials, etc. We intend to ration this out gradually, keeping a few rolls at a time on public display to discourage reflexive hoarding of such awesome materials. Know that we have more, and that if you have a use for it we will provide it.

On the weight front, today's influx of material brought over the half-ton mark on both material out and material in, with total flow solidly into the 1-ton range. We didn't start counting until September 1st, so that really means a little over two weeks to hit 2,000 lbs.

1 comment:

  1. This blog a roo is the illish von skrillish! Good job on the stern and stern/golden bonanza. Hmm I wonder how much antistatic fabric costs? Perhaps it would be bueno to get a recipt, so the AU development office can issue a tax-write off to sterny's. Bonus round for them. I just did that for a donation from Apex Mills of $12,000 of 'streaked' mesh that was made into hammocks (

    Shing Shang. Who' runnin RePo? (whoever it is might want to throw some more guy wires on the RePo signage, as it only had one when I left. OOps if it falls?