CATALYST SERIES Feed & Be Fed (Alimenta & Déjate Alimentar)

Intermedia Arts and The Peoples Cook present
Feed & Be Fed (Alimenta & Déjate Alimentar)
A nourishing art exhibit
Explore this cross-cultural Día de los Muertos wonderland where each artwork invites you on an interactive journey, encouraging you to feed & be fed.
Curated by Robert Karimi and Erin Lavelle

Exhibition Run: October 22 – November 10, 2012
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM to 6PM; Saturdays 12-5PM | $3 suggested donation
Opening Reception: 6-9PM, Thursday, October 25 | Hosted by Mero Cocinero | Featuring music, live performances, special guests & FREE FOOD

Feed & Be Fed (Alimenta & Déjate Alimentar) features the work of local & national artists, including: Molly Balcom Raleigh, Bill Cottman, Rebekah Crisanta, Jake Davis, Robert Garcia, Nicole Infinity, Laura Kina, Erin Lavelle, Ricardo Levins Morales, Nicholas Pecoraro, Phira Rehm, Victor Sanchez, Kao Lee Thao, Robert Two Bulls, and Victor Yepez.

Feed & Be Fed (Alimenta & Déjate Alimentar) serves as the set for live performances of ¡Viva la Soul Power!  – click here for more information!

Feed & Be Fed (Alimenta & Déjate Alimentar) is part of The Peoples Cook’s 28 Days of Good Energía, a quest for community well-being. Join Mero Cocinero for 28 days of live & online events from October 19 – November 15, 2012 celebrating culture, joy & the revolutionary act of eating together – all rooted in the rich tradition of Día de los Muertos. For more info & a full project schedule, visit

Check out photos from the opening reception!

The Peoples Cook invites audiences to feed & be fed. We encourage participants to take an active role in an exchange of food, stories & recipes, reconnecting culture and art. Based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, The Peoples Cook tours the nation, bringing the funny to foodie in cities such as Chicago, Phoenix, Philadelphia and San Francisco, among others. We incorporate local artists and community members into our residencies to sustain dynamic community engagement. We work in diverse communities, and create cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, participatory arts activities. The Peoples Cook unites cross-cultural cooking & interdisciplinary art to promote well-being.

28 Days of Good Energía is a project of Creative Capital. Additional funding is provided by MAP Fund, SuperValu Foundation and Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.

This activity is funded, in part, by appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund, and its arts and cultural heritage fund that was created by a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

Open Kitchen & Happenings are supported by The America Project, a program of MAPP International Productions with funding from The Nathan Cummings Foundation. Artist, educator and activist Sekou Sundiata (1948-2007) created The America Project in 2001 as a means to bring together creative process and public engagement in service to imagination, civic dialogue and critical citizenship. The America Project informed and culminated in his 2006 multimedia theatrical performance, the 51st dream state. Today, MAPP International Productions carries forward The America Project, by developing and supporting artist-driven initiatives that empower people from many walks of life to explore the intricate and powerful connection between their citizenship and their creative voices.

¡Viva la Soul Power! and Feed & Be Fed (Alimenta & Déjate Alimentar) are part of Intermedia Arts’ Catalyst Series.

¡Viva la Soul Power! is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Intermedia Arts in partnership with Kaotic Good Productions, Asian Arts Initiative and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information:

Feed and Be Fed is presented in collaboration with The Mexican Tourism Board and The Consulate of México in St. Paul, Minnesota.