Re-Thinking Soup on the move!
The Lecture Hall of Gallery 400!
Next Soup: March 2, 12-1pm
Soup of the day: Mint Lemon Lentil
Speakers of the Day: Jim Slama, and Temporary Services at Gallery 400!
Artwork: A National Conversation About Art, Labor and Economics
Art Work is a newspaper and website (artandwork.us) that consists of writings and images from artists, activists, writers, critics, and others on the topic of working within depressed economies and how that impacts artistic process, compensation and artistic property. The independently published, 40-page newspaper is distributed throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The exhibition features a display of the newspaper, a distribution site for the Chicago area, and multiple events related to economic sustainability.
We'll be presenting this show with another project, The Free Store, which is a site for people to give or take items for free. If you'd be willing we'd love for you to advertise this project to your contacts.
The Free Store
Melinda Fries, Salem Collo-Julin, and Biggest Fags Ever
The Free Store is a nomadic, temporary free store that irregularly visits a variety of Chicagoland neighborhoods. The Free Store, open during all gallery hours, invites you to be involved: come to the store, bring stuff you want to give away, and take stuff that you want. There is no restriction on what you can take - you don't have to trade or barter. Just take it. Services, such as massage, food, music, etc., may also be available. The Free Store organizers are always happy to accept donations. Contact The Free Store directly: firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-562-1428.
For more information, visit the Gallery 400 website.
Jim Slama announces the Family Farmed EXPO
You won't want to miss this year's Local Food Festival! There will be celebrity chef demos, fun and engaging workshops about local food, urban agriculture, growing your own food and even raising chickens in your backyard. You can also meet farmers, sign up for a CSA and learn how to eat local year-round. Round out your day by checking out the Kids' Corner, Local Food Court and EXPO bookstore.
This three-day event runs Thursday through Saturday March 11 to 13, 2010 at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt.
Thursday features our world-class Financing Farm to Fork conference connecting local food producers with potential investors.
Friday features the Midwest’s leading local food trade show, our Meet the Buyers reception, an innovative Food Policy Summit, and the scrumptious Localicious Party to cap the day.
Saturday features cooking demos from celebrity chefs, educational seminars and an interactive Kids Corner. Exhibitors offer a wide selection of local food, gifts and useful information to help you eat locally and healthy year-round.
To purchase tickets and for more information, visit www.familyfarmedexpo.com.