Semester-long Project Culminates in Beggars Banquet

  • Michele Cohen/Moore College of Art & Design
  • Michele Cohen/Moore College of Art & Design
  • Michele Cohen/Moore College of Art & Design
  • Michele Cohen/Moore College of Art & Design
  • Michele Cohen/Moore College of Art & Design
  • Michele Cohen/Moore College of Art & Design
  • Michele Cohen/Moore College of Art & Design

Moore College of Art & Design students in Martha Gelarden’s Sculpture II class participated in a semester-long project that culminated in a collaborative group installation today, Beggars Banquet, in the Saint Clement’s Church courtyard in Philadelphia. Each student constructed a table, chair and place setting for the Banquet.

All furniture and tableware was constructed from 90 percent re-purposed material and the food served was locally sourced. The Beggars Banquet was made possible with the support of Fine Art Department.

Materials used by students to make the project included but were not limited to: bottlecaps, crochet yarn, found wood, metal scraps, roller skates, helmets, cones, stockings, paper tickets, VHS tape, stained glass, antique window shutters, deer antlers, birch and pine needles.

Published on April 27th, 2011