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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Kineti-cola: Dynamic rolling art show

Kineti-Cola organizer Mark Plessinger describes his plan Kineti-Cola organizer Mark Plessinger describes his plan

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - You could call it a parade, an art show, maybe a race.  A Columbia business owner calls it "kineti-cola."

 The rolling art show is set to hit the streets of Columbia.

"I was intrigued with it, loved it," said Mark Plessinger who owns Frame Of Mind, a Main Street business featuring the art of eyewear.

"We believe that art is for the people," he said. "Anything can be art. It doesn't have to be a painting that's hanging on a wall. It can be virtually anything."

The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby started in a Philadelphia suburb about eight years ago to feature local artists, biking, and the community as a whole.

Plessinger is bringing it to Columbia.

"It's not a race," he said. "I could see the chaos happening Hahahaha."

Teams pick a theme, build some kind of human-powered contraption and hit the road.

Kensington's features a mud pit entrants have to cross at the end. Plessinger's will have a grit pit. A pit of grits.

"It's going to be this crazy fun event, but we have to give it a southern flair,"  said Plessinger.

All proceeds will go to charity. If you want to participate, Plessinger says the stranger the better.

"It's got to be street legal," said Plessinger. "It has to have brakes. You have to maintain a minimum speed. Make it as artistic as you can, and blow up the art scene here more than we do already."

Plessinger is still working on the parade route.  He encourages everyone with an idea to find an engineer and put their inspiration to work.

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