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What Just Happened? Sculpture Event at Toad Hall Bookstore!

Toad Hall Bookstore is celebrating their 40th birthday this year with several special events, one of which took place on Earth Day, April 22nd. As many of you know, Toad Hall’s profits go toward supporting environmental causes, so in keeping with that theme, sculptor Nina Samoiloff brought 40 pieces of (GREEN!) beach trash scavenged from Rockport’s beaches to create a sculpture in a live event in front of the store on Earth Day. And don’t say Rockport isn’t a wild and crazy place for street art, because just like in the big cities, the cops came by and made her move along. Vive les arts! Vive Toad Hall Bookstore! 

For more on Toad Hall Bookstore, click HERE. Nina Samoiloff has a website coming soon, and in the meantime check out her blog documenting her beach trash finds HERE.

The man keeping a close eye on things in downtown Rockport. 'Cause things are liable to get out of control when it comes to beach trash and art!

 ITEMS THAT MAKE UP 40

1 plastic  water gun

1 plastic toy toilet

1 24 Hour Protection deordorant 2.6 oz plastic package

1 Habitat for Humanity AMERICORPS pen plastic

1 Blistex Medicated Lip Balm 1.4 oz plastic

1 Mentos Chewing Gum plastic package

4 green plastic soda bottles

1 plastic Dasani water bottle

2 Mountain Dew bottles

1 Gatorade Tiger Plastic beverage bottle

1 Sprite can

1 Bud Lime can

1 Rolling Rock glass bottle

2 plastic SOLO cup

2  Newport cigarette boxes

1 Smoke Friendly 100’s cigarette box

4 Bic lighters

1 plastic disposable floss utensil

1 plastic childs rake

1 plastic castle mold for child

1 Juicy Pop plastic container

1 Green Giant Broccoili and Carrots with Garlic & Herbs Bag 19oz

1 GoGo SqueeZ Apple Strawberry 3.2oz plastic package

4 childs  beach shovel plastic

1 rubber super ball

1 plastic childs starfish mold

1 plastic childs block

1 Playtex sippy cup top plastic

1 plastic/silicone/latex baby pacifier 

2 plastic childs toy pieces

1 plastic childs beach toy sifter

2 mylar  Birthday balloons

2 bunches of mylar ribbons for balloons

1 child flip flop rubber

1 adult flip flop rubber

1 plastic tampon

1 plastic pill bottle

1 glass light bulb for Christmas tree light

1 squeeze top plastic

13 beverage tops plastic

1 plastic spray top

1 heavy duty glove plastic

1 latex glove

1 plastic chair part

1 hand wipe plastic top

1 plastic earth ball

1 plastic funnel

1 plastic part of container

1 part of plastic container bottom

1 piece of nylon netting

2 small nylon bait bags

2 plastic beverage caps

1 plastic cigar case

2 plastic parts of container

1 plastic part plant pot

2 metal parts of lobster traps

1 pleather wristlet

1 plastic shopping bag

1 styrofoam buoy

1 plastic buoy

3 pieces of plastic buoy rod

1 broken styrofoam buoy

5 1/4  plastic lobster trap part

1 Maine lobster tag plastic