Your friend and mine, Soxx, graces the cover of this week’s Citypaper. The cover is for the feature story on what Soxx (Jenny Drumgoole) has been up to for over a year here in the City of Brotherly Love and under appreciated city workers. This article is the most complete and informative read about “Happy Trash Day” so far and includes bits on Jenny’s previous art projects such as her stint as a Wingette getting full beer cans thrown at her head during Wing Bowl and her thorough subversion of Paula Deen’s Real Women of Philadelphia Philly Cream Cheese video contest. Go read the article over at the Citypaper.
Check it out, Soxx (artist Jenny Drumgoole) is soliciting your cash to fund a month of eight surprise trash day parties for Philadelphia sanitation workers. It’s been almost a year since Soxx’s Happy Trash Day parties began, and funding this will provide the means for Soxx to get the party supplies she needs (glitter, beans, balloons, refreshments, etc.) for this final Happy Trash Month after which Soxx will march her life size papier-mâché trash collector to City Hall for a special trash day celebration for mayor Michael “Mix Master Mike” Nutter. See, Happy Trash Day indirectly raises awareness of an ongoing issue facing the sanitation workers: they’ve been working without a raise or contract for over five years. Soxx’s celebrations of trash day also acknowledge the essential services that the trash collectors provide the city all year long, which otherwise gets ignored at best. Here’s a widget thing which I selected because it also shows the funding percentage and days left. This is a 15 day funding drive:
Some of the rewards include a custom beaned DVD case and DVD of all the trash day parties, buttons, custom watercolors of trash day moments (by Soxx), and even an opportunity to choose one of the trash day party themes or have Soxx throw a trash day party in your own neighborhood (within 200 miles of Philly) for your own trash collector crew. See more on the Kickstarter page.