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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Featured: The Moveable Feast

On now is The Moveable Feast, a season-long garden project by Vancouver artist and Emily Carr University graduate Holly Schmidt, at the Burnaby Art Gallery. The exhibition explores the current movement of food around the world in the context of rapidly dwindling food varieties and deals with issues of urban farming and food production and consumption.

The Moveable Feast @ Burnaby Art Gallery
Location: 6344 Deer Lake Avenue (map)
Dates: May 2012 to September 2012
The Feast hosts a number of workshops, edible events, and youth programs near Ceperley House from July until September.

Workshops for Adults
Cost: Varies; fom $20 to $55, depending on the workshop

Urban Bee Keeping: July 28, 2012 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm ($20)
Explore the world of bees with bee master Brian Campbell. Learn what we can do to help these insects flourish. If weather permits, there will be a bee safari to see native species at work in the garden.

Making Mason Bee Homes: July 28, 2012 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ($20)
Join Christine Cooper, a landscape architecture student with a background in conservation ecology, for a discussion about mason bee habitat and guidance on the proper methods of building a mason bee home.

Food Swap and Pickling Demo: August 18, 2012 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ($20)
Join Roberta LaQuaglia and Holly Schmidt for an afternoon of food swapping. Bring food you've made or grown and trade it for goodies that others have brought. A pickling demonstration will also be offered.

Simple Cheese and Yoghurt Making: August 19, 2012 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 om ($30)
Learn the basics of making your own yoghurt and soft-bodied cheese curds with organic farmer and cheese-maker David Asher Rotsztain.

Fermented Beverages: August 25, 2012 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ($55)
Learn about traditional fermented beverages with chef Andrea Potter and make some old-fashioned, wild-fermented sodas using herbs, local fruits, and kombucha (a popular tea beverage). Please bring a small jar to take home a kombucha starter.

Spaces are limited for these workshops! To reserve your spot, call (604) 297-4422 or email gallery@burnaby.ca.

Youth Workshops
Cost: Free! (Pre-registration is required.)

Making Seed Paper: August 11, 2012 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (Ages 6 to 8)
Mason Jar Terrariums: August 18, 2012 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (Ages 9 to 13)

Youth workshops are free. Spaces are limited, however, so please reserve your spot by calling (604) 297-4415.

Edible Events
Cost: $15

Explore local and global food issues through a taste theme. For details, please visit The Moveable Feast website: http://www.moveablefeastburnaby.ca/edible-events/

Savoury: July 19, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sweet: August 9, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sour: September 15, 2012 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

For adults only. Please call (604) 297-4422 to reserve your spot.

For more information on The Moveable Feast and any of the above events, please visit the event website: http://www.burnaby.ca/Things-To-Do/Arts-and-Heritage/Burnaby-Art-Gallery/Programs/Adult-Programs.html

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