Sunday Soup at CEPA Gallery
$5 donation to the current Soup Grant Fund
Sunday 12.13 Noon-2pm
617 Main Street, Buffalo, NY
with performances from Mock Syringa and Russell Pascatore
Sugar City is excited to host the closing reception for “Repair Shop.” We will share delicious soup and other accompaniments. You will generously donate to the future Sunday Soup winning artist. Then, while we eat and relax you can review the project proposals that have been submitted to CEPA over the course of the current exhibit Conversation Pieces. Sunday Soup goers will vote via ballot and select an artist to receive all the donations collected throughout the course of the exhibit. The grants are completely unrestricted and will be awarded at the discretion of the attendees at Sunday Soup.
As part of the current exhibit Conversation Pieces, Chicago-based collectives InCUBATE (Institute for Community Understanding Between Art and The Everyday) and Material Exchange, together with architect Adam Bobbette and CEPA Gallery has created a growing fund to support small artist initiatives or community-based projects with a focus on those projects less likely to receive funding support elsewhere. The SOUP GRANT is foremost a method of arts funding that is both transparent and participatory. It draws upon entrepreneurial and grass-roots strategies in its generation. Grant applications are posted for the public and those people who have contributed to the fund are afforded the opportunity to vote on its recipients. The program is part of “Repair Shop” a collaborative project with local non-profit Buffalo Re-Use to build out CEPA’s FLUX Gallery as an evolving and performative installation.
Sugar City holds the Buffalo’s own version of Sunday Soup. Past winners includes Tom Van Deusen’s Rearing Your Tween and Madeleine Cutrona’s Urban Biopsy.
Conversation Pieces is an exhibition that brings together projects by artists who stage, subvert, provoke, intervene in or document public dialogues. These projects have multiple, often interrelated objectives: claiming public space, time and attention to start specific conversations around specific issues; questioning the current states, definitions, and limits of dialogue in the public realm; and presenting alternative possibilities for or re-imaginings of the public through various models of participation in (variously public) dialogues. Visit http://www.cepagallery.org/ for more information