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September 10, 2013

Strike and Install, by the Numbers

Strike and Install, by the Numbers

If you've walked by the ArtStarts Gallery in the last week, you might have wondered, what's going on in there? 

It might look a bit messy — there are tools, ladders, buckets of paint, and all kinds of things scattered about. But there are also lots of smiling volunteers, busy taking down artwork from the previous exhibition, removing screws and nails, sanding down walls, and even cutting down the trees that had been home to paper maché bird puppets for the last few months... (Oh, how we'll miss those trees!)

Have you ever wondered what it takes to strike and install an exhibition?

Our Gallery Coordinator, François Grenier, has been keeping track of the some of the stats. Here's a look at the numbers behind the strike and install process to date:

  • 11 volunteers
  • 3 trees cut into firewood
  • 8 hours of sanding
  • 72 painted squares sanded down
  • 2 gallons of primer
  • 2 gallons of paint
  • 200 screws unscrewed
  • 44 nails pulled
  • 72 dowels pushed into the wall
  • 327 holes patched
  • 5 trips to run errands
  • 290 feet of vinyl tubing bought

...And it's not over yet!

We're excited to show you our new exhibition, Sound Play, an exciting sonic experience. Join us on Saturday, September 28 for the exhibition opening and free hands-on workshops for kids with Boris Sichon.

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