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Creative can exhibit pops the lid on ethnic, state and patriotic pride

LatinaLista — And you thought the canned drink Red Bull was only good for a quick boost of energy.
How wrong you are thee with little vision!
It seems that Red Bull, the can, not the drink, has much more potential than to be clasped by sleep deprived or hung over caffeine addicts.
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A Red Bull-carrying Statue of Liberty
For the fourth year in a row, artists from all disciplines have entered into the Red Bull Art of Can exhibit. The 47-piece collection which can be seen online, as well as, in the launch city of Houston at the Houston Galleria from July 12-25, is a mix of the whimsical and the proud — as in state, ethnic and even political pride.
From an entry entitled “The Big Ass Boot” (pretty self-explanatory) to a mythical female Spanish sea goddess dubbed “Alteza” to an aluminum portrait of a smiling Barack Obama, the collection is as diverse and imaginative as the artists who recycled (read — drank alot) the distinctive colored can.
However, if you’re not going to be able to make it to Houston to see this unique exhibit, fear not. It’s available online where the high-tech site lets you see each piece from every angle and read the background of each artist and the inspiration for her/his creation.
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Mythical Spanish sea goddess Alteza created by Red Bull cans.
While the pieces have already been judged and the top three been granted the grand, first and second prizes, organizers of the event want the public to vote for the “People’s Choice Award.”
To do that, voting can either be done at the Houston exhibit or online.
At any rate, it’s a safe bet that after seeing the exhibit a can of Red Bull will never look the same to you again — or it could be because you’re just delirious from lack of sleep.

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