Center for Urban Ecology, Harrison Center Present FoodCon III

Butler University’s Center for Urban Ecology and The Harrison Center for the Arts present FoodCon III, an unconventional convention celebrating the art and culture of food in Indiana, from 5-9 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Harrison Center, 1505 N. Delaware St.

This year’s FoodCon centers around the idea of “The Food Cycle” beginning with Birth – the beginning stages or emergence of new life and activities; Growth – the early expansion of life forms, development of methods and techniques, critical learning and exploration; Maturity – where relations with surroundings have been solidified; and Death – the decline and ultimate ends with the potential for death to start the life cycle over.

Participating artists include Maren Bell, whose two-part show Urban Gardens will include both paintings and an interactive mural that invites viewers to create urban green spaces on a large scale city skyline. Also exhibiting are Carolyn Springer, Holly Childress, Christie Anderson and Erica Cunningham.

In the courtyard, enthusiasts from a wide variety of organizations involved in the local food movement will circle up to provide a feast of information about Community Supported Agriculture, beekeeping, urban farming, animal husbandry, cooperative groceries and much more.  In Gallery No. 2, participants can view photographs of Indiana chefs, farmers, entrepreneurs and other figures who are making this an exciting time in Indiana food. Attendees can add to the statewide map of Indiana food stars, write a six-word story about Indiana food and purchase a copy of Food for Thought: An Indiana Harvest.

The work hangs through Friday, Oct. 26.

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