Friday 29 April 2016

full of beans and beyond

The atmosphere was always low key and welcoming, 
the exhibit unfolded like a bouquet of flowers as network visualisations decorated the space, 
and bare cans of beans were festooned with designs from dozens of local artists, lay people and businesses. 

Full of Beans, put together by Sault export Bill Cowen, 
was a creative, refreshing use of 180 Projects' gallery space, 
and a great reason to come strolling up Gore Street in the springtime sunshine.  

Thank you Bill, for demonstrating that nobody is an island, 
and that interconnectivity is not only possible but an extant reality. 
This post features my snaps of colour-coded bean can tracings, 
which recorded the diversity of contributors to Full of Beans.

This evening, April 29th, we welcome East Coast folksinger Matthew Hornell to the cafe, 
for an evening of music also featuring local act Shit Creek Survivor. 
We've got squash fritters, chocolate chip granola cookies, 
Rhubarb Apple squares and melon smoothies available pwyw during the concert.

This coming Monday May 2nd, folk punkers Dirtfight will be performing in the laundromat 
with local opener Rihkee Strapp. Show is pay what you want, suggested 5$

Next Tuesday's open mic night will be hosted by Jeff Hinich. Bring your songs, stories, community news, appetite and instruments to this always-lively gathering of artists and music lovers.

Next weekend, may 6-8 is Sault Ste Marie's first Jane's Walk, featuring four walking tours by Michael Burtch, Torie Prouse, and myself. The walks will focus on different aspects of the downtown core, from historical art and architecture to the development of the waterfront to the back laneways.

Monday, May 9th the café will host Nordik event Climate Change Using Spoken Word. I will be facilitating presentations and interactivities with rap poets and spoken word artists from the Soo York enclave. There will be complimentary snacks provided.

Thursday May 12th is the next meeting of the Gore Street Supper Club, and a menu will be announced ASAP. Tickets will be available to this BYOB event until May 10th.

Sunday May 15th we welcome Winnipeg duo Basic Nature, who will be performing their epic brand of indie post-rock on the laundromat stage. In-house RnB/ hip hop act Manitobanality will open the show.

Stay tuned and thanks for being out there:-)

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