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artist, dana jo cooley, needs your help building the love shack bus shelter for the city of athens, georgia. tin roof.....rusted! Read more

Athens, GA Public Art
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artist, dana jo cooley, needs your help building the love shack bus shelter for the city of athens, georgia. tin roof.....rusted!

Athens, GA Public Art
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hey there, my name is dana jo cooley and i am trying to build a love shack bus shelter for athens, georgia!

my love shack design is a winner of the athens area arts council's, you, me, & the bus competition, 2008-09. the love shack has a tentative completion date of late-january 2012. 

the concept for my bus shelter design, is based on the b-52's hit song love shack. it was also inspired by my love shack art installation, 2004. the b-52's are a symbol of the creative, musical environment that is athens, georgia. it will likely appeal to transit riders of all ages. the shack will be, "a little ole' place to get together," and wait on the bus! it will not only be an aesthetic addition to the city, but also a landmark of love and art for all. 

the city of athens, has finally given me a location site on the corner of chase  and oneta street. my awarded project budget of $9,160 + $5000 design fee (which I am donating to the project) is a total budget of $14,160. i know it seems like a lot of money, (it is to me!) but actually, it is not enough to cover the entire costs of materials, fabrication, and steel-(the price has tripled since 2008, and the city has very strict guidelines for what materials can be used, steel or steel?!) 

here is a break-down of the entire project budget:

$9160-materials, fabrication budget

$5000-design fee of which i am donating 100% to the cost of the budget

$2500 kickstarter (if i make it)- 5% to kickstarter, 3-5% to amazon, 30% to make rewards. so really about $1500 added to the total budget to pay all the folks who will be working on the project. 

total of: $15,000 for a structure that will tentatively last 100 years.

{i need your help...please back the love shack!}

in exchange for your contribution, you will receive original love shack art and designs. together we can build my bus shelter! backer rewards will be delivered just in time for valentine's day, 2012! 

(backer rewards are...}

postcard art print of the love shack bus stop that is also an invitation to my private party & opening, handmade wooden magnets, super soft t-shirts locally printed by satisfactory printing, limited edition wooden prints of love the view, or the opportunity to have your message hand painted inside the actual love shack bus shelter for eternity! such as: you and your love's names.... or for a good time call:....just kidding! i won't put your real phone number! whatever you love or find romantic!. and, if someone really feels love "as big as a whale," the original miniature of the love shack bus stop! 

special thanks to robert lowery for encouraging me to enter this competition, leeann mitchell and jimbo buonaccorsi for helping me build it and my loving family and beautiful friends!

{thanks so much and love to you all....}

xoxo

dana jo

[ps. give love shack love for christmas! i can email you a printable version of this announcement to slip into a christmas card. giving the gift of giving...now that is true love!]

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    a postcard art print of the love shack bus stop that is also an invitation to my private party & opening...xo

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    a handmade printed birch magnet & an invitation to my private party & opening...xoxo

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    45 backers

    a designer love shack t-shirt printed locally (by satisfactory printing) & a handmade printed birch magnet & an invitation to my private party & opening for the love shack bus stop...xoxoxo (international friends please add $5)

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    a limited edition print of "love the view" on birch veneer & a designer love shack t-shirt printed locally (by satisfactory printing) & a handmade printed birch magnet & an invitation to my private party & opening for the love shack bus stop...xoxoxoxo
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    your name painted in the love shack bus stop! a limited edition print of "love the view" on birch veneer & a designer love shack t-shirt printed locally (by satisfactory printing) & a handmade printed birch magnet & an invitation to my private party & opening for the love shack bus stop...xoxoxoxoxo
    (international friends please add $5)

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