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Illuminated General Stores

The All Night Convenience Art Installation is a Glowing Phenomenon

— October 4, 2012 — Art & Design
The All Night Convenience art installation by Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky is a translucent 300-square-foot corner store stocked with common retail items made into glowing lanterns.

The two artists transformed Campbell's soup cans, mini Kellogg's cereal boxes, Spam tins and toothpaste boxes into beautiful iridescent lights. Viewers of the exhibition were able to get in line and await their turn to enter into the glowing store and pick a household lantern off of the shelf. Items would either be hung on a bamboo stick or given a long lanyard to be worn around the necks of lucky participants.

The All Night Convenience art installation focuses on retail products that have lost their significance because they are constantly being interacted with. Turning food and other packages into lighted guides breathes wonder and importance into them.
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