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Market Estate Project’s New Website + Ticket Information

Posted: February 17th, 2010

Check out the updated website that has some great new information:

1. A list of every artist and a description of what they will be working on at the site.

2. More information about the ME Projects as a whole

3. TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets are free but you must reserve a time-slot to enter the site.

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What a great night at SOUP|ART|BEER

Posted: February 15th, 2010

Last night was a huge success. The soups were delicious, clinic the turn out was incredible and the generosity was inspiring and energizing. We are extremely grateful for your support.

The total raised after expenses was $1100! We’re ready to take this energy with us to London and harness it to make amazing work.

We couldn’t have done this without the support of Margaret Boozer and RedDirt Studio, ask the donations of art by J.J. McCracken, Joe Hicks, Dawn Benedetto, and Graham Boyle and of course all of you. THANK YOU!

Joe, JJ, Kate, Mary & Blithe

Cutting up veggies for soup

Blithe and I gave a short presentation about our collaboration

So many people came out to show their support

One of four soups made throughout the night

Around the soup was the place to be!

What amazing generosity...

Kegs, snow and a fire...the perfect trifecta

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Market Estate Project’s Radio Station Up and Running

Posted: February 15th, 2010

Please tune in at:

“The Market Radio is a non-commercial, cialis sale freeform and community supported radio, sovaldi sale funded by the Arts Council.
As a part of The Market Estate Project, buy cialis Market Radio aims to be a creative playground for local community, the general public and the various artists involved into this project.

We seek to echo positive aspects of the history of Market Estate and its surroundings; whilst encouraging a positive future outlook for this neighborhood.
The radio will broadcast on air 1278 AM , in a range of 2 km from the Market Estate for a duration of 28 days, for 24 hours. Additionally, a live streaming audio will be available, together with a selection of podcasts, audio archives and a blog. Possibly, a CD with the best-of programs accompanying the Market Estate Project catalogue will be released.

The first program will air live on the 10 of February, as the first installations of the artworks will be taking place.
The overall programming will be synchronized with the process leading to the main event, providing information and news bulletin related to the arts and community involved in the Market Estate Project.
The content of this programming aims to be generated or inspired by the community, by artists, and by other selected members of the general public.

On the 6th of March, the day of the main event, a special itinerary of celebratory nature will be broadcasted; in support to the activities taking place at the Estate on North Road, N7.
A special selection of news bulletins will inform the visitors of the events, while interviews, DJ sets and live music will set the mood of this festive day
Transistors will be installed along public transport routes leading to Market Estate.
Prior to and after the event, the musical element will strive to inspire a newly-created community of artists working on-site, to connect them with the Estate.

Residents will enjoy the opportunity to give comments to the arts project happening around their homes. The radio will be a fertile way for involvement of this community.
It will also feature the voices of the artists working on-site and other figures working to re-build the neighborhood, such as local council and local social and healthcare professionals.”

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YES…SOUP|ART|BEER is still happening…

Posted: February 10th, 2010

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More contributions for the RAFFLE at SOUP|ART|BEER

Posted: February 10th, 2010

More generous artists have contributed their work to be raffled off at the event this Saturday the 13th.

For the cost of one raffle ticket–only $5 you could get the work of:

JJ McCracken has thrown some beautiful pieces–

Dawn Benedetto has made an amazing ring–

Many thanks for these generous gifts!!!  I know I’m buying a raffle ticket.

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FOUR GOOD THINGS about having to postpone SOUP | ART | BEER…

Posted: February 8th, 2010

1. More time to collect amazing ingredients from the Glut Coop for our soups! (yes, that right. I said soups…more than one)

2. Digging a car out of the snow can sure make you thirsty! Good thing we’ll have plenty of beer.

3. The anticipation of having to wait…  can be quite exciting.

4. We’ve been snowed in for days. By now we ALL need to socialize. You’ll have 8 hours to come spend in the company of amazing artists and friends.

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Contribution to SOUP | ART | BEER by Joe Hicks Ceramics

Posted: February 6th, 2010

Joe Hicks, a DC area artist and good friend, has generously donated two beautiful soup tureens to use during the event. I’m excited to report that these amazing vessels will also be auctioned/raffled off to a very lucky person.

Wouldn’t you love one of these?!? Another reason to come out  Saturday 2/13!

Please take a look at Joe’s work at:

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SOUP | ART | BEER featured in

Posted: February 5th, 2010

Soup, unhealthy Art, ask Beer, and Gordon Matta-Clark

By Sarah Allison

Artists Mary Coble and Blithe Riley are hosting a benefit art event at Red Dirt Studio to raise funds for their next creative project to be realized in London. The proposed project entails revamping 100 vacant flats in a 1960s housing grounds into an art venue and exhibition platform before its demolition. Coble described their artistic role: “We will be modifying a section of the unit by responding to the environment, considering its history of as a housing project, its current state as empty relic, and its future as a vacant demolished lot. Our goal is to create a new work, inspired by and spontaneously generated from the surrounding environment and our interaction with community members.

“The piece may be composed of a choreographed series of movements by performers interacting with the space and video camera,” said Coble and Riley. “These movements will be informed by how the Market Estate architecture frames the body, by our experience in the space and relationship as outsiders, and the dynamic between interior/exterior/public/private experiences.”

Similar to the work of Gordon Matta-Clark — who uses abandoned structures as his raw materials — The Market Estate Project is destined for demolition. Asked about the inevitable destruction of the work, Coble noted, “That’s part of the content of the project. Working with video and performance is an ideal for this, as they are both time-based and mediums of disappearance. Part of the appeal of this project is to interact with something that is about to be gone. It adds a poetic layer to the project.”

Different from Matta Clark, Coble and Riley are focused more on the interaction and modification of perception of people with the space. “Confusing past, present, and future. More Dan Graham meets Matta-Clark!” said Coble and Riley.

Coble and Riley will be conducting The Market Estate Project transformation in late February. The fundraiser event is meant to raise money and encourage community involvement — hence the invitation for people to come together, chop up ingredients, eat soup, and enjoy a beer. At 5:30 p.m. and then again at 8:00 p.m. there will be a video presentation of the proposed project.

» Soup|Art|Beer Saturday, February 13 at 3:00-11:00pm. Red Dirt Studio 3706-08 Otis Street, Mt. Ranier, MD

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Posted: February 4th, 2010

Stay inside and enjoy the winter storm, viagra sale save your energy for next Saturday! Same Time/ Same Place.

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Flights to London Purchased!!

Posted: February 3rd, 2010

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