Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Indie craft show this weekend

I took this photo during my Chain-of-Rocks-Bridge-in-the-Rain mis/adventures a couple of months ago. And I developed the film. And yes, I am going to think developing film is the coolest thing I've done for, like, ever.

The photo will be making its debut at the Big Ass Indie Art & Craft Show this weekend at Mad Art Gallery. I just printed it for the first time the other night and it turned out just how I wanted it to and generally that doesn't happen for me on the first try (especially with film!) so I am especially pleased.

The show should be fun. There was one right before Christmas last year that was just great. The way everything was displayed, the things everybody made. Friday evening will have entertainment to go along with the shopping. Says Mad Art:

Friday night will be full of bad ass entertainment. We are very proud to present Gem Sweater Maven Leslie Hall who will be performing with crafting superstars The Ly's. Lolla VanElla, Clownvis Presley, and Michelle Mynx will also be performing. Admission is free. Cash bar available. This event is not to be missed. Get there early! Space is limited


Friday, July 31 -- 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 1 -- 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 2 -- 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Be there or risk having a tiny ass!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Art of Food this weekend

The Art of Food is this Saturday at Mad Art Gallery in Soulard. What's that? Glad you asked!

A Canvas of Culinary Inspired Art and Incredible Edibles:
The "Art of Food" Event At The Mad Art Gallery To Benefit Slow Food St. Louis and Fair Shares

Slow Food USA, St. Louis chapter, a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and supporting food traditions, holds its fund-raiser "Art of Food" on July 25, 2009 at the Mad Art Gallery in Soulard from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The "Art of Food" event will showcase the area's top restaurants serving delectable hors d'oeuvres using fresh, local ingredients prepared by the hottest chefs in the slow food tradition. Food-themed art by local artists, gift baskets filled with a variety of specialty goodies from boutiques, wineries and restaurants are up for auction from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 25, 2009
6 to 10 p.m.

Mad Art Gallery
2727 S. 12th St.
St. Louis, MO

In Advance:
$30 for members
$40 for non-members
Brown Paper Tickets

At the Door:
$40 for members
$50 for non-members

• Cash bar

Lou Rook III Annie Gunn's
Mark Curran Araka
Robin Murphy Bailey's Chocolate Bar
Cary McDowell Clarksville Station
Kevin Willmann Erato
Steve Gontram Harvest
Brian Pelletier Kakao Chocolate
Clara Moore Local Harvest
Dave Lewis Mad Art
Joshua Galliano Monarch
Gerard Craft Niche
Dave Bailey Rooster
Beckie Jacobs Serendipity Ice Cream
Kevin Nashan Sidney Street Café
Stephen Kovac Winslow's Home

With bread provided by:
• Companion Bakery - Josh Allen
• 222 Artisan Bakery - Matt Herren

* Geoff Story
* Tim Garrett
* Teri Pohlman
* Malinda Sullivan
* Joe Eisenberg
* Loren Jenks
* Karen Jones
* Sara Hale
* Nick Riggio
* Peter Rowlyk
* Marie Oberkirsch
* Julie Wiegand
* Matty Kleinberg
* Jay Fram
* Hilary Hitchcock
* Katherine Bish
* Julie Malone
* Cbabi Bayoc
* Kirsten O'Loughlin
* Ron Buechele
* Carmelita Nuñez
* Amy Ferman-slakman
* Katy Fischer
* Daniel Shown
* Deborah Katon
* Tom Lawless
* Jess Dewes
* Mike Dewes
* Melinda Sherwood
* Jim Ibur
* Mitch Huett
* Greg Barth
* Alicia LaChance
* William LaChance

Slow Food St. Louis, Fair Shares CCSA, Sauce Magazine,
Mad Art Gallery, Schlafly Beer

Slow Food USA is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to supporting and celebrating the food traditions of North America. From the spice of Cajun cooking to the purity of the organic movement; from animal breeds and heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables to handcrafted wine and beer, farmhouse cheeses and other artisanal products; these foods are a part of our cultural identity. They reflect generations of commitment to the land and devotion to the processes that yield the greatest achievements in taste. These foods, and the communities that produce and depend on them, are constantly at risk of succumbing to the effects of the fast life, which manifests itself through the industrialization and standardization of our food supply and degradation of our farmland. By reviving the pleasures of the table, and using our tastebuds as our guides, Slow Food U.S.A. believes that our food heritage can be saved. All food, art and silent auction revenues benefit Slow Food U.S.A., St. Louis chapter.

I've donated a framed print of this photo to the art auction:

world's largest Vess bottle