The Shaft: Red Bull's "Art of Can"

I don't remember when or where this happened exactly, but once upon a time I got in a conversation with a gay gentlemen who kept going on and on about his ex-boyfriend's penis. He kept calling his ex "the guy with the two Red Bull can cock."

I consider my mind as dirty as anyone's, but I couldn't figure out what the hell this guy was talking about, so I asked for clarification. Turns out the fellow's penis was a big as two cans of Red Bull stacked on top of each other.

That had to have been one helluva penis.

What does this have to do with anything? Good question. But that anecdote is the first thing that popped into my mind when I learned Red Bull was bringing the "Art of Can" to the Galleria in a few months.

The exhibition, as you might have guessed, features art made from and inspired by the uniquely shaped Red Bull can. You can find out more about submitting your own work here.

The list of jurors is actually quite impressive: Angelbert Meteyor, Apama Mackey, Catherine Anspon, Carolyn Farb, Jonathan Glus, Lester Marks, Rachel Cook and Wayne Gilbert.

Best of luck to anyone who enters, but if you go the conceptual route and submit two cans stacked atop each other, you might have some stiff competition from yours truly. – Keith Plocek

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