Saturday, March 13, 2010

Calpurnia Peach at FEAST 2 tonight

Local fashion darlings Luci Kandler and Ashley Wokasch of fashion line Calpurnia Peach are proposing a project at new gallery Tarnish&Gold with photographer Charlie B. Ward, to be revealed tonight at FEAST 2. FEAST, for those of you not in the know, is a community-based dinner that collects donations for various local art proposals. Each guests gets a ballot to vote on which proposal is most deserving of the collected funds.

[Calpurnia Peach photographed by Eliesa Johnson for METRO Magazine]

Their proposal is called "Transient Memory"; here's what they have in store:

"Transient Memory is about the collaborative process of creating a collection with both garments, from print design duo Calpurnia Peach, and large format textural prints, from photographer Charlie Ward. Calpurnia Peach will reclaim the tactile feel of the images and transform them into emotions. The emotion of each original photograph appears in a reflected but not imitated couture garment, bringing movement to the photos while the photos bring a story to the garments. This will be presented in a show at the new Tarnish&Gold Gallery."

For more on FEAST, check out my writeup in this week's

Minneapolis' first edition of FEAST in November drew a packed house of community-minded art appreciators, who noshed on squash soup and beer as they perused proposals for art projects at the Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art. FEAST (Funding Emerging Art With Sustainable Tactics) was born in Brooklyn, where founder Jeff Hnilicka was inspired to host community dinners to raise funds for artists after attending a similar event in Chicago. The concept: Guests drop a donation in the bucket, get a ballot and a supper, and vote on the artist's proposal they find most deserving of the collected funds. Four months later during the next round of FEAST, the artist returns to show what he or she has been working on. This month, the first FEAST Minneapolis grant winners, Party Bus and Public Consumption, will present their work. Local band Falcon Arrow performs. (7-10 p.m. Sat. $10-20 suggested donation. Minneapolis Eagle Club, 515 Washington Av. S., Mpls.

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