Chicken Sh@#: The Workshop!

One of the new initiatives at Saranac Art Projects is to begin a series of monthly presentations and/or artist talks, taking place on the third Wednesday of every month. Gabriel Brown and I have the honor of hosting the first presentation, and it’s going to be a good one!

Over the past few months we have been anxiously awaiting the opening of the Main Market, which is directly across the street from the gallery. During that time we have also been brainstorming ways for Saranac Art Projects to be involved with the new co-op, especially with consideration to the themes presented in Chicken Sh@#. Turns out that they were organizing a presentation for their Learn With Us series to take place on Tuesday, January the 19th, and they needed a good space to host it. And further, the presentation coincides perfectly with ours, so we mashed them together!

Saranac Art Projects and the Main Market are pleased to present:


Learn With Us

A two-day series of public events taking place in the Saranac Art Projects gallery during the current exhibition titled “Chicken Sh@#: Exploring Urban Ecosystems.” Tobacco plants are blooming, chickens are laying eggs, seeds are sprouting, garbage is composting, and ideas are forming in this most alive and interactive exhibition featuring the work of Gabriel Brown and Rimas K. Simaitis. Amidst this mid-winter bounty, and with the excitement of the soon to open Main Market Co-op, a small series of inspiring events are taking place:

Tuesday, January 19
Curt Ellis co-creator of the award-winning documentary “King Corn” will join us, and the chickens in the gallery to speak about his new film “Big River”. This film follows up on “King Corn,” where him and a friend grew a single acre of corn using standard commercial farming methods. “Big River” investigates the environmental impact of the pesticides and fertilizer that were used on their acre of corn.

Wednesday, January 20
7-8pm, Local Workshops:
“Worm Bin workshop” on indoor composting by Mariah Mckay and “Chickens in the Hood” on raising chickens in the city by Bea Lackaff(scroll to: West Central Urban Farm)
Film and Discussion “The Power of Community- How Cuba Survived Peak Oil” a project of the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions

Additionally, the film “Big River” will be showing at Spokane Community College in the Lair Auditorium from 11:30 am, and also at 7:30 pm on Tuesday the 19th. The film is 30-minutes long. More info here.

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