#Pothole

#Pothole

#Pothole

The Pop Up Studio Showcases Art Made Out of Pesky Potholes

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You would normally think everyone hates potholes, wouldn’t you? What could possibly cause a number of imaginative people in the 570 to be on the lookout for the most photogenic pothole this side of the Mississippi?
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The Pop Up Studio recently created an online event called #Pothole which challenges area residents to decorate potholes, building upon a prior event hosted two years ago called Pothole: Positively Filling Negative Space (submitted pictures shown). The goal was to turn our typically negative understandings of potholes into positive ones and to let people change the context in which they observe potholes into a competition.
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“We love to hate potholes,” stated Pop Up Studio cofounder Valerie Kiser. “Scranton is bound together as a community in some part by our shared ability to complain about potholes. This event keeps that community spirit, but loses the complaining. Potholes become something to wonder at.”
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The public is invited (hurry — the submission deadline to participate is Sunday, May 18) to create an installation using potholes as a site. After photographing their scene, people can submit it through their Facebook page (facebook.com/thepopUpstudio) to enter the competition. The photographs that earn the most popular votes will win the competition. The winner of the competition gets four new tires and an alignment from Kost Tire. Other participants win car wash coupons. Voting goes through Sunday, May 31.
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The public can vote once a day for their favorite pothole. Each entrant may submit up to three images of different pothole installations.
For more information, email info@thepopupstudio.org, call Ruth Koelewyn at (804) 399-5991 or visit potholepopup.com, thepopUpstudio.org or facebook.com/thepopUpstudio.
 

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