‘Creative Cans’ To Paint Trash Receptacles For Veterans Memorial Center On Merritt Island
By Space Coast Daily // December 14, 2016
Creative Cans In the Sand Project
ABOVE VIDEO: Artist Rick ‘Birdman’ Shores works his incredible magic on “Creative Cans in the Sand,” an initiative to encourage beach-goers to dispose of their trash responsibility, and with the hopes that the more noticeable artistically painted cans will result in a cleaner, more litter-free beach. The Cocoa Beach artist, who has already painted battle scenes in Cocoa Beach, has been chosen to paint the cans at the Veterans Memorial Center on Merritt Island.
Trash Cans Will Feature Compelling Veterans-Themed Battle Scenes
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Creative Cans in the Sand announced they will paint eight trash cans to be used at the Veterans Memorial Center on Merritt Island.
The Veterans Memorial Center Museum collects, preserves and displays artifacts of the military history of the United States, with special emphasis on Brevard County veterans, in order to educate the community and inspire present and future generations with the military’s service and sacrifice.
“It is going to give the appearance that this is Veteran’s Park with the trash cans all being identified with Veterans themed artwork instead of a blue barrels that we currently have – it will show what we are trying to do here,” said Bill Kowalczyk, Chairman of the Veteran’s Council for Brevard and vice president of the Veteran’s Memorial Center.
“It also gives people a place to put their trash and respect our park.”
Cocoa Beach Artist and Veteran Rick Shores To Paint Cans
Creative Cans In the Sand is organized to help encourage beach and park goers to dispose of their trash responsibly with the hopes that more noticeable cans will result in a cleaner, more litter-free environment.
“I am very honored to help our veterans while keeping the Veteran Memorial Center clean in a creative way,” said Creative Cans in the Sand co-founder Bobby Freeman.
Cocoa Beach artist Rick Shores, who has already painted Creative Cans at Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach, has been chosen to paint the cans in Merritt Island.
“Being a veteran myself, I am more than happy to assist,” said Shores.
Open 7 Days a week, the museum and library hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. The Memorial Plaza and the new Park are open dawn until dusk. The DAV is available for veterans support Monday through Friday 8:30 p.m. to 12 noon.
The Brevard Veterans Memorial Center and Creative Cans in the Sand are both non-profit organizations and are seeking donations to achieve their goals.
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