Save The Dump Art!
A big thank you to everyone who signed the petition and came to town hall. I think we persuaded the town selectmen to re-evaluate the decision to remove the art and flowers! Further talks regarding some designated "art and flower" areas at the recycling center need to be discussed but is sounds like some beauty and Candia charm will be added back to the center! I want to also thank the selectmen for listening to their constituents (and my personal rant) and being open-minded enough to see that our recycling center is a cherished town institution - our dump is more than a dump to its residents!
Again, Thank you,
As of Wednesday July 8th, the recycling center employees have been ordered by the town selectmen to remove all of the artwork that is displayed on the walls. It was bad enough to lose the beautiful and artistic flower gardens and giant sunflower beds, but now the paintings have to go as well?! Chuck Witcher and Joe Lamarche (as well as the other employees) have been collecting and proudly displaying the recycled artwork on the walls of the dump for the last ten years and I don’t know about you but I liked it. The paintings (and flower beds for that matter) gave the dump a certain uniqueness that is Candia. The paintings, though certainly not Rembrandt’s or Picasso’s, added brightness and measure of fun when going to the dump. Now, instead of looking at a colorful array of art you will get to look at the insides of a grey metal building.
Here is a link to the Hooksett Banner article “Days are numbered for art at Candia Recycling Center”. I think if you read it you will be as impassioned as I am to make sure the artwork stays - help to keep the dump beautiful!
Please pass this along to any Candia, NH resident who you think enjoys the artwork
at the dump.