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thinking making living Gallery Opening and Public Reception. September 12, 2014

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thinking making living Gallery Opening and Public Reception

Friday, September 12, 2014, at 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Katherine E. Nash Gallery, E201 Regis Center for Art

thinking making living is a group exhibition and series of related public programs, organized by a curatorial team that includes members of the IAS Engaged Art in the Social Sphere Collaborative, investigating socially engaged artistic practices that invite participation, foster collaboration, and imagine cross-disciplinary approaches to the social, political and ecological issues of our time. This public reception will include two artistic performances:

Edible Insect Tasting by Kate Casanova

Come together and experience a culinary treat that many non-Westerners already know to be delicious, insects. Guests sample crickets, mealworms and wax worms. The tasting challenges preconceived notions of taboo and disgust and proposes insects as a new form of nutritious and sustainable protein.
engaged art CASANOVA edible insects

Socially I am Awkward by Janaki Ranpura

Awkward Cards can ease the socially challenging situations in which you find yourself. Nervous about entering an interactive event populated by strangers? Feel like standing in the corner alone? Write yourself an Awkward Card to hand people: “I am actually having fun alone. I am fine.”
engaged art RANPURA
The thinking making living exhibition will run from September 2 – December 13, 2014, Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm in the Katherine E. Nash Gallery.

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