FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2014
Heber Siqueiros | 305.766.8903
Susan Caraballo | 786.663.6740
FEAST Miami hosts second dinner at Emerson Dorsch Gallery in Wynwood Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 6pm Miami, FL – FEAST Miami brings food and art together to create community. FEAST Miami (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) is a meals-based micro-funding project that consists of a series of vegan pop-up dinners at art venues to financially support new & emerging creative projects. The first FEAST Miami dinner will be held on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 6pm at Emerson Dorsch Gallery at 151 NW 24th St. Miami, FL 33127. A minimum donation of $60 per person is suggested, and diners may contribute more as the more funds are collected, the greater the award for the winning project. The meals will be prepared with organic and locally sourced foods by Chef Loren Pulitzer of Meals That Heal. The menu features healthy Japanese-inspired fare with some local produce donated by Urban Oasis Project/Verde Gardens. Ticket includes a delicious vegan and gluten-free dinner and dessert as well as drinks and donation. Limited tickets are available and can be purchased at feastmiami.org. For more information, contact Meals That Heal at 786.281.0091.
In June 2014, artists & small arts organizations were invited to present a simple proposal for an art project. A group of panelists will select FIVE (5) finalists to present their project at the first FEAST. The finalists for FEAST Miami #2 are the following: Lori Nozick – Sal Non Sal Miami; Justin Trieger – Buskerfest Miami 2014; Michelle Weinberg – Speech Patterns: Tiles with Texts for Small Public Spaces; Katie Wiegman – On Board; and Hattie Mae Williams – Miami Sites Project. The diners will vote for the project to be funded. The criteria for the projects are innovation, feasibility and impact on the community.
FEAST Miami is made possible through the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation through the Knight Arts Challenge and Whole Foods Market. Additional support comes from Emerson Dorsch Galllery, EcoMarketStore, 305 Creative, Grisole Vineyards, and VeeV. For more information about FEAST Miami, please visit feastmiami.org.
About Meals That Heal
Meals That Heal offers a variety of services, ranging from cooking classes to catering to personal chef services. Pulitzer specializes in special diets and in helping clients heal themselves through nutrition. Meals That Heal also has a vegan and gluten-free dessert line, Simply Sharon’s, that are sold in various locations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Key West, Ormond Beach and Columbus (OH). For more information about Meals That Heal or Simply Sharon’s, please visit mealsthatheal.net and simply-sharons.com.
About Knight Foundation
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit KnightFoundation.org.