“Elastic Park is exactly what Pepsi is looking for- a ‘refreshing project that can change the world’, said John Downs, President of Glue Dots International. "Glue Dots® is thrilled to be part of such a creative and educational project!
New Berlin, WI (PRWEB) March 22, 2010
If you were amazed by the visual wonders of Pixar’s Up the movie, Elastic Park is right up your alley! Imagine thousands of balloons inflated to create the first-ever prehistoric museum based on Michael Crichton’s popular novel, Jurassic Park. Glue Dots International (http://www.gluedots.com), a leader in the adhesive industry, announces the company’s support in Elastic Park’s quest for a Pepsi Refresh grant.
Elastic Park is a giant balloon art installation as well as a life-size science exhibit that will bring people together in a way that can actually have life-changing impact. Larry Moss, the mastermind behind Elastic Park, will lead a crew of fellow artists from all over the world in building the multi-thousand-square-foot exhibition using up to 100,000 balloons. Working alongside the artists will be hundreds of community volunteers, who are of vital importance in completing the enormous air-filled installation in less than a week.
“Elastic Park is exactly what Pepsi is looking for- a ‘refreshing project that can change the world’, said John Downs, President of Glue Dots International. "Glue Dots® is thrilled to be part of such a creative and educational project that can travel the US- bringing the community together!”
Larry Moss, applied for the $50,000 Pepsi refresh grant on January 13th, through PepsiCo’s new social marketing initiative. Moss and Elastic Park did not win the first round of voting but they are back in the competition for another month which started March 1st.The voting public will now decide whose dreams will become reality with PepsiCo's money, and Moss, who has created large-scale projects like this for the past 12 years, believes he has a shot.
“’I’m excited to have Glue Dots® pushing for us. To make things even better, they introduced Glue Dots® Dot N’ Go dispensers. I’ve wanted a convenient dispenser for these things forever. We use so many Glue Dots that I buy industrial boxes but a smaller applicator will be helpful in my balloon bag,” said founder of Elastic Park- Larry Moss.
Inspired by Michael Crichton’s popular novel, "Jurassic Park," Elastic Park will combine art, science and community-building in a never-before-seen way. With input from prehistory experts, it will take visitors on an educational but highly entertaining journey through time as they walk among life-size dinosaurs from the Triassic through the Cretaceous periods. Along the way, they'll see some of the most unique "pop" art on the planet, and – perhaps most importantly – they'll learn the power of working together.
If awarded a grant, Moss plans to build Elastic Park later this year at Exploration Place in Wichita, KS, where it will also serve as the model for an extended national museum tour. Voting will close on March 31st.
To learn more about Glue Dots® partnership with Elastic Park visit refresheverything.com/ElasticPark or facebook/welovegluedots. Glue Dots International, founded in 1995, revolutionized the adhesive industry with its easy-to-use pressure sensitive products. The company holds several patents and continues to lead the industry in the development of new, efficient adhesive products for consumer, industrial and specialty markets. Glue Dots International, headquartered in New Berlin, Wisconsin, has operations in the United States, United Kingdom and Asia.
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