Hannah & I were invited to plan a lunch for the Artist’s Soup Kitchen at the Raging Spoon Cafe.
We re-presented a project that we originally developed with our friend Jen Kovach called Mystic Pizza.
“Pizza crusts are often discarded, but these everyday castaways contain vast potential for magic. Mystic Pizza invites you to bring your concerns to the table – chew through your questions while eating a slab or two…”
We worked with 6 incredible diviners, astrologers, amateur magicians & tarot card readers to devise a method for reading the signs in pizza crust, crumbs & grease. These readers gave free 10-minute crust readings at the Mystic Pizza Artist Soup Kitchen.
The soup kitchen was a lot of fun, and running for the next 4 weeks, with some great artists hosting… details below:
FREE hot lunch for artists A different menu each week
Mondays from 12-3pm
January 9 – February 13
The Raging Spoon Cafe
761 Queen Street West, Toronto
Wheelchair accessible space
January 9 – February 13, 2012: For six Monday afternoons this winter, artists are invited to a FREE HOT LUNCH at the ARTISTS’ SOUP KITCHEN. Each week is hosted by different artists who will bring their creative practices to The ARTISTS’ SOUP KITCHEN. Lunches include a Dr. Seuss homage by artist Ulysses Castellanos offering green eggs and ham on January 9 and Mystic Pizza crust divination readings by Helen Reed and Hannah Jickling on January 16. Documentation from the ARTISTS’ SOUP KITCHEN will be used to create a printed catalogue/recipe book that includes recipes, images from participating artists and critical writing about the project. The ARTISTS’ SOUP KITCHEN is presented by the Starving Artists Collective: Catherine Clarke, Jess Dobkin and Stephanie Springgay.
Monday, January 9: Ulysses Castellanos
Monday, January 16: Helen Reed and Hannah Jickling
Monday, January 23: Tobaron Waxman
Monday, January 30: Naty Tremblay
Monday, February 6: Annie Onyi Cheung
Monday, February 13: Swintak