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Fountain of Tears

Organized by: Thom Cicchelli

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Fountain update 3
September 06, 2016

Using a drill press and diamond edged drill bits, I finish preparing the 60th -- and final -- glass ashtray for the fountain. See More

Event Name: ArtPrize 2016

EVENT DATE Sep 21, 2016

THE STORY:

What would appear to be a "glistening fountain" upon approach is, in fact, a fountain of various glass ashtrays, the remnants of generations of smokers who have died from lung cancer. The water signifies the stream of tears that loved ones, including myself, have cried. For what was once marketed as a "sophisticated lifestyle" or "being cool," has forever shortened the lives of millions. I'm looking for funding to cover the cost of transit for the fountain, which will have eight concrete pedestals containing 24 fountainheads. It will be on display at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and will be viewed by more than 300,000 visitors. For a minimum donation of $10, the donor may list the names of up to 10 friends and family members who died of smoking-related illness. The list will be displayed with the Fountain of Tears.

$1,420

 

71% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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  • Mary Jane Grandinetti

    $50

  • David Seery

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Cheryl Britcher

    $100

  • Palumbo Family

    $50

  • Mary T Burke

    $50

  • Nancy Trznadel

    $10

  • The Moustis Family

    $50

  • Judie Salamone

    $10

  • Therese "Grandma" Moustis

    $25

  • Jan Boden

    $25

  • Eric and Dorothy Britcher

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Angela Moustis

    $50

  • Eric Britcher

     

  • Berg Family

     

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Donor Comments

Berg Family

Berg Family

1 year ago

Eric Britcher

Eric Britcher

In honor of Cheryl 1 year ago

Angela Moustis

Angela Moustis

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $300

In memory of Flash Gardner 1 year ago

Eric and Dorothy Britcher

Eric and Dorothy Britcher

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Jan Boden

Jan Boden

DONATION: $25

In Memory of Norbert Pacanowski, who had emphysema from decades of smoking 1 year ago

Therese

Therese "Grandma" Moustis

DONATION: $25

Henry Ahrens 1 year ago

Judie Salamone

Judie Salamone

DONATION: $10

June Consier 1 year ago

The Moustis Family

The Moustis Family

DONATION: $50

In memory of Henry Ahrens, Carol Ahrens, Eileen Clough, June Consier, and Henry Ahrens Sr. 1 year ago

Nancy Trznadel

Nancy Trznadel

DONATION: $10

1 year ago

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