Nice Pick Up Artists photos

Some cool pick up artists images:

Collier’s The National Weekly (1902) … Don Towers of Cocoa, Florida..a/k/a Scrapdaddy (July 15, 2011) …item 2..The Solo (Carl Palmer) …
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“People are not finding jobs and still have bills to pay and mouths to feed. I have friends that didn’t have jobs, and I suggested to them that I see all these people picking up this stuff and turning it into money,” Towers said. “I said, ‘I’ve got a truck and you don’t, so come on.’ ”

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…..item 1)…..FloridaToday.com …..Lords of scrap….Urban scavengers in search of trash worth cash
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img code photo…..Don Towers…..a/k/a Scrapdaddy…

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Don Towers of Cocoa, above, also known as Scrapdaddy, says successful scrap collecting requires a willingness to get dirty, a sharp eye for value and hard work. / Craig Rubadoux, FLORIDA TODAY

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The man known as Scrapdaddy gathers his hard-luck crew and heads out in search of treasure in the trash bins, driveways and garbage cans of Brevard County.

The 65-year-old Cocoa retiree, whose real name is Don Towers, once operated cranes at Kennedy Space Center. Now, on most mornings he sifts through discarded items, finding ones with metal worth extracting. He knows where to find bits of gold in electronics, how to strip copper from a television and where to bring an old car battery for the best price.

He once found a 0 ring in the trash. That hooked him on “scrappin’¤,” as he calls it.

“It is like a treasure hunt: When you open the lid and see something you can use and all of a sudden other things start appearing,” he said.

Towers, other scavengers and the recycling facilities that receive their handiwork have seen the field grow crowded as job losses and financial hardship drive more Brevard residents into the practice.

Towers, who draws an adequate retirement check, got into the business out of curiosity and because it was a way to help his unemployed friends. He has been a mentor to dozens of people who learned the business of scavenging metals from him.

“People are not finding jobs and still have bills to pay and mouths to feed. I have friends that didn’t have jobs, and I suggested to them that I see all these people picking up this stuff and turning it into money,” Towers said. “I said, ‘I’ve got a truck and you don’t, so come on.’ ”

On a good day, Towers and his crews of two or three generate 0 to 0 from the sale of metals and usable items.

“But it’s work around the clock,” he said. “You balance that off with the gasoline you’re burning and you may not be any better off. I’m retired and I’ve got a pretty good income; however, this economy’s sucking it down pretty quick.”

Towers generally splits the take and gets an extra share because he owns the truck the scrappers use. But he’s generous to those he works with, especially if they’re facing a financial crisis.

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…..item 2)…. youtube video … The Solo (Carl Palmer) … 2:41 minutes

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouJetiHNAv0

Uploaded by westenterprise on Nov 8, 2010

Prelude sequence to The Solo: a film by artist Andrew Cross featuring Carl Palmer. The film contains five solo sequences including a full drum kit solo of over 11 minutes. First shown at Ikon Eastside, Birmingham July 2010. For further information including public screenings -www.andrewcross.co.uk
DVD available from www.ikon-gallery.co.uk. It is a PAL version. NTSC version for distribution in the US will be available shortly.

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my pin: step five
pick up artists

Image by macwagen
Forgot to snap a photo with just the sketched outline on there, but the sketch is still visible in the "hair" and chin of the zombie here.

For the "Art Goes Bowling" show, organized by Zombo Gallery and Arsenal Lanes.

Show Info:
ART GOES BOWLING
Opening: Aug 22 from 6-9pm
Big Closing Party: Labor Day 8pm-Midnight
Where: Arsenal Bowling Lanes in Lawrenceville.
What : 100 Bowling Pins – 100 Artists.

100 of Pittsburgh’s Coolest Artists will each get one used bowling pin to:
Paint, Carve, Airbrush, Decopauge Photos or Collages, mosiac, etc on their bowling pin. Pick up starts Friday June 27th from 5-7:30pm and Sunday the 29th at 6pm during the closing of the Tattoo Art show.

The pins will be displayed at Arsenal lanes in their bowling alley during the opening and closing parties. The pins can be sold for each with the artist getting all the money. If they don’t sell, the artists can have the pin back.

Some artists can volunteer to do a second pin for the free giveaway raffles at the alley during the show. Pins can be picked up/dropped off at Zombo Gallery any Friday from 5-7:30pm or Saturday at Noon – 4pm.

There will be no cover charge at the alley for the opening and closing.
Music and Hosting provided by DJ Zombo.
21 and over

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