Hardware becomes art

A lamp made out of a bathtub faucet and copper plumbing took first place in the inaugural art show at Frattalone’s Ace Hardware at 1804 Nicollet Ave. S.

The chimp-like piece was entitled “Renovation Monkey #3,” and it joined other pieces of hardware converted into art in the hardware store’s art show.

A dozen entries will remain on display through Nov. 26.

The second place award went to “CLANK: Industriolithic Jewelry,” which featured wearable jewelry made of o-rings, nuts, ball chain, snap rings and acorn nuts.

Third place went to “Discover Your Colors,” a multimedia installation with paint color pieces.