Contribute to Electronic Crap Heap at Art League Houston

Got electronic junk? Don't waste it in the Dumpster.

Art League Houston is currently looking for second-hand donations of old stuff -- ranging from computer monitors and laptops to clunky analog television sets and DVD players -- for its "After Christmas Second Hand Project."

The nonprofit will use the goods to upgrade the organization's outmoded equipment as well as hook up Art League interns with new workstations.

Additionally, the non-best pieces will take up space in the Hillerbrand+Magsamen collaborative installation eState Sale that could look a lot like Nam June Paik's Ruin (pictured). The art-making duo will add to the piles of rubbish between January 9 and February 10 to create an even bigger pile of crapola.

At 11 a.m. Saturday, February 18, the artists will be in the house for an auction that will benefit The Star of Hope, which helps serve the homeless in Houston.

There's also this bonus: Each donation will receive a receipt for tax-deduction purposes.

Current hours for Art League Houston, located at 1953 Montrose Boulevard, are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; they'll be closed Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays through January 3. For more information, check out the Art League Houston Web site.

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