“A-LIVE in the Kitchen” Opens March 15 in the Green Gallery

March 15 – April 13
Elsewhere presents “A-LIVE in the Kitchen”
interactive cooking show installation by artists from Elsewhere

Opening Reception: Friday, March 15 from 6-9 pm

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The Scrap Exchange is teaming up with Elsewhere artists to present an interactive Green Gallery installation that mixes scrap art, community TV and cooking shows into a delicious mixture titled “Elsewhere Presents: A-LIVE in the Kitchen”.

“A-LIVE in the Kitchen” is a cooking show with a-live foods and friends, featuring cultures, yeasts, herbs, wild edibles and fungi as primary ingredients. This installation re-imagines the cooking show format as a platform for participatory culinary experiments, inviting the community to broadcast a-live from a set constructed in the Green Gallery at The Scrap Exchange using puppets, at-hand materials and scraps for each show.

The artists producing the installation are from Elsewhere in Greensboro, NC. Elsewhere is a non-profit organization that includes a living museum using the massive collection of a former thrift store, plus an artist residency program and collaborative learning laboratory designed to generate a more curious, creative community. (Find out more information about Elsewhere at www.goelsewhere.org/.)

A pilot episode of A-LIVE in the Kitchen will be taped on March 15th from 6-9pm during Third Friday festivities at The Scrap Exchange. Third Friday visitors are invited to join the A-LIVE audience in the Green Gallery as special guests. Future episodes of “A-LIVE in the Kitchen” will be shown on ALIVE TV, a community broadcast television station inside the Elsewhere living museum.

The Scrap Exchange creative reuse arts center is located at 923 Franklin Street in Durham. The Green Gallery is open to view anytime during regular retail store hours. Green Gallery receptions are sponsored by PBR, and held in conjunction with Third Friday Durham activities. Opening receptions include free art making, music, refreshments, and PBR beer.

“A-LIVE in the Kitchen” will run in the Green Gallery from March 15-April 13. To arrange a personal taping of the show with friends or family after the opening, email Jack Thegen-Crowley at store2@scrapexchange.org. For more information, call 919-688-6960.

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