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Detail from Margaret DeLima's Self-portrait in Hospital with M & M Circa 1976 (2006), Papier-mâché, wire, m&m cookie

Affilated Events:
Closing Weekend Events:

Friday, March 21st, 2008
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Gwen Kennedy in
Major Organ and the Adding Machine

The Food for Thought
Performance & Film Smorgasboard

8:00 p.m.
The Setting:
A performance

piece by Summer Zickefoose of Indiana
Which combines sixty pounds of sugar, soil and Midwestern women's diaries...
8:20 p.m.
Consumption, Pleasure, Paranoia:
A Thoughtful Rant
by Chris Cuomo

- Short break -

9:15 p.m.
Oh, That's Good

by Comediennes Stephanie Astalos-Jones & Lisa Mende
An excerpt featuring the characters Carlene Jabronski &
Cora Lee Oedegaard
from their longer work
It Was Open Mic Nite At Ye Olde Rustic Inn

9:30 p.m.
Watch Your (Fo)odometer

a video short (2.25 minutes)
Written and Directed by
Astra Taylor & Laura Hanna
with Art and Animation by
Molly Schwartz

& music by Eric Harris

9:35 p.m.
Madam Truffle's Kitchen

a sneak peek segment of the forthcoming film
Major Organ and the Adding Machine
Directed by Joey Foreman & Eric Harris,
Starring Gwen Kennedy as Madame Truffle

Thank You TSAV for in-kind sponsorship!

Suggested Donation: $9.00 (but no one turned away for lack of funds.)

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008
11 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Food for Thought Symposium
A public forum organized by Beth Sale

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Slow Food Spring Fling Brunch
The public is invited to brunch with Slow Food Athens
A fresh, seasonal, pleasurable brunch will be provided by
Big City Cafe, Earth Fare, Athens Locally Grown
and 1000 Faces Coffee
$10 payable at the door, but advance reservations required by Thursday 3/20.
($ 5 for Slow Food Members)
Call Midge Leventry: 706-206-7490 or 706-549-8901
or email MELeventry@aol.com
(please do not contact the gallery)

Food for Thought Panel Discussions
2:00 p.m.
Diet and Health: The Pros and Cons of Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
Participants: Slow Foods Midge Leventry, Josh McKay of Remedy Pharmacy & Kattia Blanco, a Costa Rican M.D., Ingest artist
Krysia Haag. (Meghan Burke of Remedy Pharmacy had to cancel last minute, but we are looking forward to Josh!)

3:00 p.m.
Local Farming and Backyard Vegetable Gardening in the Drought
Craig Page, executive director of PLACE (Promoting Local Agriculture and Culture Experiences), Brenda Beckham (Master Gardener), Ingest artists Krysia Haag & Stephen Humphreys and Albia Smith (30 years gardening experience).

4:00 p.m.
Food for Thought:
Rain Barrel Building Demonstration
Conducted by Natalie White from the ACC Stormwater Utlity
Win the Raffle for the Rain Barrel!

Raffle Tickets $10 at the door.


Blazo Kavocevic, Continental Breakfast, Edible Icing Sheets

Opening Reception:
Saturday, January 19
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
-with goodies donated by Farm255 & Mama's Boy

ATHICA Benefit Concert at the 40 Watt
Thursday, January 24
Doors Open 8:00 p.m.
Music Starts 8:30
$6 suggested donation

Featured artists below
in performance order:
1. Ice Cream Socialists

2. The Pendletons


Warm in the Wake (headlining)

Down With The Woo (headlining)

A Focus the Nation Pre-Event:
Global Warming & Food Production.

January 27, Sunday
4:00 p.m.

Organized by John English and Bart King with contributions by;
- Dr. Carl Jordan, UGA Ecologist & founder of Spring Valley EcoFarm,
- Craig Page, executive director of PLACE (Promoting Local Agriculture and Culture Experiences)
- Julia Gaskin, of the UGA Biological and Agricultural Engineering Dept.
Link to Composting and other pubs she mentioned at Event
- Elizabeth Andress

Sat., 2/23: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
A Taste of ATHICA:
An Alternative Baking Contest
with judges Shannon McBride,
owner of The Rolling Pin Fine Kitchen Wares,
Renee Hodnett, baker

for The Grit, and Michael Perkins of EarthFare
$5 to enter,
free to taste & vote!

2:00 Registration
2:30 Judging Begins
3:00 Winners Announced
3:15 Audience Choice Nominations Begin
3:45 Audience Choice Award Announced

Competition Categories:

-Dairy Free
-Wheat Free
-Sugar Free
- Best & Honorable Mention for ea. category
- Best Overall Recipe
- Most Earth-Friendly*
- Audience Choice

Contest Guidelines:

1- Contestants may enter goods in one of three categories listed above, If you wish to be considered for the Audience Choice Award, as well as the Judge's Awards, please bring a large portion (for instance 3 dozen cookies).
2- All contestants are required to provide their baked goods' recipe, listing all ingredients.
3- There is no pre-registration.
*i.e locally-grown ingredients, whole-grains or plant-based sweeteners

Fiona Kinsella, Sleep, Cutting tooth, China, Silver, Human Teeth

March 5
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Ingest Curators' Walk & Talk
Come discuss the work with Beth Sale has.

Saturday, March 8

6:00 a.m. (!)
Expanding the Local Palate:
Slow-Ass Country Breakfast

An installation/buffet by
Artist/American-Spotted-ass farmer Karin Bolender

"Roll on over to Madison County and taste
the terroir of our rural countryside, from doomed hayfields to deep woods and rolling pastures. If you think you can hack it, come gather around a fire pit at the crack of dawn of a winter morning and sample a hearty helping of twenty-first-century country fare, an eclectic buffet of edibles and oddities drawn from the local habitations of livestock and wildlife: from ass-milk pancakes to wild persimmon jam and squirrel stew, this country breakfast will fill you up with unique flavors and essences of North Georgia country like you’ve never known them before. "
See the artist's website for more info.
6:00 a.m. Carpool meets at ATHICA
6:30 a.m. Gather around firepit and experience dawn
7:00 a.m. Breakfast begins
9:00 a.m. Carpool returns to ATHICA

$5 to $10 suggested donation
Due to limited space and supplies,
participation is limited to the
first 15 people to R.S.V.P.
the artist by emailing:

Saturday, January 19th, 2008 - Saturday, March 22nd, 2008
Curator: Beth Sale Jacquet | Assistant Curator: Jacob Cawthon
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Suzanne Proulx, Hatchlings (1997), hydrostone, mixed-media Christopher Jennings, "January 1 2003, 2:02am, Diner Combo, Deluxe Diner, Chicago,IL " Detail from Eat 2003 (2003), interactive new media
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  • Ingest explores the role of food in our personal lives as well as the impact of food choices and production methods on our environment. Many of the approximately 30 artworks--which the curators culled from over 75 submissions-- employ humor and wit to address the serious issues along the road food travels to get from field to mouth.

    The works--which range from installation, video, new media, painting, photography and sculpture--quickly get into politicized territory. For instance Megan Cronin's site-specific installation, Soft Crack Creeper, made of marshmallows and white frosting, highlights the overuse of corn syrup in our diet. Utilizing the forms of creeping kudzu, Cronin cleverly compares the introduction of high fructose corn syrup in the American diet to the government program that brought kudzu to the southeastern United States. Sculptor Suzanne Proulx has created modified food forms--such as baby chicks hatching from oranges--to comment on genetically modified foods. Arthur Huang, Christopher Jennings, and Rachel Jobe each present detailed records of all the food they personally consumed over specific periods of time, each using quite different, yet equally visually compelling, approaches. Edible artworks are also featured, such as sheets of self-referential nutritional facts by Savannah artist Blazo Kovacevic and a DIY toast station by local artist John English, whose work links the Bush Administration to cheap white bread. Both foodies and general audiences are sure to come away with a bounty of food for thought to warm their imaginations during the coldest season.

    Participating Artists
    Featuring installations by Megan Cronin of Boston and Rachel Jobe of New York City, as well as painting, photography, sculpture, video, new media and more by the following artists:

    Irina Arnaut (Brooklyn, NY); Jaime Bull (Athens, GA); David Burns (Los Angeles, CA); Mike Calway-Fagen (Athens, GA); Irene Chan (Washington, DC); Jocelyn Coulter (Athens, GA); Margaret DeLima (Sayville, NY); Claudia Drake (Columbia, MO); Severn Eaton (Ithaca, New York); John English (Athens, GA); Anna Velkoff Freeman (Norfolk, VA); Natalie Gazaway (Athens, GA) and James Kubie (Chicago, IL); Krysia Haag (Athens, GA); Melissa Harshman (Athens, GA); Arthur Huang (Oakland, CA); Stephen Humphreys (Athens, GA); Christopher Jennings (Chicago, IL); Daniel Kariko (Tallahassee, FL); Judith Berk King (Miami Shores, FL); Fiona Kinsella (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada); Blazo Kovacevic (Savannah, GA); Bobbie Moore (Austin, TX); Suzanne Proulx (Erie, PA); Jaime Raybin (Nashville, TN); Billy Renkl (Clarksville, TN); The Serve and Project Team with Lisa Link (Boston, MA) and Io Palmer (Pullman, Washington); Nicolette Westfall (Windsor, Ontario, Canada); Cheri Wranosky (Athens, GA); Summer Zickefoose (Evansville, IN)

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