Industrial Harvest


Women in Grains! by sarah kavage
July 21, 2010, 1:55 pm
Filed under: project updates

Finally getting around to posting a quick update / rundown of the Women in Grains show in Reedsburg, WI this weekend.  The weekend had a little bit of a bachelorette party feel to it (in a good way) with all of us women in grains packed into the upstairs apartment of the gallery drinking coffee, gabbing, eating and sharing the bathroom.  It was a great time and great community, and the gallery was located right between a thrift store and a brew pub, so we were well entertained and my temporary Chicago home is gradually getting appointed with the finest vintage kitchenware.

When I met Cathi Buzide last year, she gave me the lowdown on grain-related artwork around town, and in the process of the telling, happened to realize that much of it was by women.  In addition to her own work in ceramics and other media around corn and soil, she also told me about Ann Belden’s amazing corn basket, the mowed fields at the Fields Project, and Abby Sadauckas‘ sprouted wheat portraits of female grain farmers.   Corrine Peterson, Jiyeon Yim and Marjorie Woodruff – Cath’s studiomates at Lilstreet Art Center – also made work for the show, along with Anne Leuck Feldhaus, Carole Hennessy, and Stephanie Samuels (who has been known to be inspired by corn herself, but mostly creates art with baked goods at her bakery Angelfood).

Pictures of the show, & more descriptions here:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/kavage/sets/72157624415402649/

AND, in case you didn’t get the email, I’ll be giving away flour at the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival in Logan Square this weekend.  Industrial Harvest will be part of the Urban Ag Fair at the intersection of Medill & Milwaukee, 10-5 Saturday and Sunday (24th – 25th).  Stop by and say hello, bring your friends, get some flour, trade baking tips, gossip, dish on what the weather and the commodities markets are doing, whatever.  A super nice crew of volunteers has lined up to help me out both days – a big thanks to Neka, Robert, Jessica, Bryce, Kelly, Bettina and Ben!

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so, I was gently reminded by my husband that I didn’t say much about the actual SHOW. I was apparently carried away by the female bonding experience and am revising the post to include some about the show and the artists. I added more commentary on the other art in the show to the flickr site, too.

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