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GSA's Mosaic Art Canned Food Drive

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The upcoming holidays are a time to be thankful for everything we have, and to help make life easier for those in need. As part of our student curriculum, Garden Street Academy is collecting canned food and other non-perishable food items. Our Upper School art students will use the cans to construct a large mosaic image. We’ll capture the construction with a time-lapse video, and photograph the finished piece from the air with a drone. They are currently in the process of designing the image to serve as the basis of the mosaic. The challenge will be to adapt their design to the unpredictable palette of colors received from the donated cans. Our Middle School students will also use spreadsheets to inventory the donations and track collection rates.

After we’ve built and documented the mosaic, the food will be donated to Foodbank of Santa Barbara.  Our initial goal is at least 2,000 cans by November 30. That gives our students a “canvas” of about 44x44 pixels. They’d love to get even more cans to have a larger canvas and a more colorful palette.

We've created this campaign for those who want to support our drive, but don't have any cans to contribute or live outside of Santa Barbara.

The money will be used to buy canned food from local retail stores that we can use to build the mosaic. We will buy the most healthy and nutritious food possible.

Your donations are needed by November 30th, 2015 to give us time to buy the additional canned food before we build the mosaic the week of December 7th. Any money donated after we've purchased the cans will be forwarded to Foodbank of Santa Barbara in the form of a check.

You can track our progress at

We appreciate that your donations will help our students realize that their school work can have a meaningful impact on making their community a better place.

Organizer and beneficiary

Bryan Kerr
Santa Barbara, CA
Bryan Kerr

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