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Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 pm


From the Executive Producers of Jiro Dreams of Sushi comes a unique film about food, society and culture on the island of Cuba. After a decade living in the United States, Asori Soto returns to his homeland of Cuba to search for the missing flavors of his childhood – a journey to discover culinary traditions long thought lost due to the hardship that Cuba survived after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Soto embarks on a road-trip adventure all around the island, visiting regions so remote that you can only arrive by raft, horseback, or swimming. His journey will leave your mouth watering as we go from the middle of nowhere to the cities in order to rediscover the culinary roots of an exciting Cuba in a time of change.

“Eye-opening…mouth-watering! Made with an archivist’s heart and a gourmand’s soul.” -VARIETY

“If it can do for Cuban food what Jiro did for sushi, the island could have a cult of hungry Americans arriving as soon as they’re legally allowed.” -FOOD & WINE

“A gorgeous love letter to the people and country of Cuba…a real triumph overall.” -FILM THREAT

“A culinary adventure that would have made Anthony Bourdain blush.” -REMEZCLA

CALL FOR ARTISTS for a pop-up art exhibition hosted by the Academy of Music.
(Un)Seen: Gender, beauty, and consent

We are seeking submissions for a Pop-Up Exhibition to be held in conjunction with Asking For It by Adrienne Truscott at the Academy of Music on October 27th. Truscott’s show uses comedy o explore the pain of sexual assault and challenge our fears of talking directly about the impact it has on our culture. Our intention with this exhibition is to invite our community to deepen the conversation and explore the issues raised in Truscott’s performance.

How do we challenge or disrupt the persuasive narrative of female beauty, expectations of gender, form, and outright objectification?
How has female sexual availability been represented, misrepresented or misinterpreted through art history? How can contemporary artists intervene and provide an alternative vision? What exists in the space between the public/perceived self and one’s private identity? What stories about womanhood have not been told?

SPECIFICATIONS: 2D work only, ready to hang; film and video also considered but artist must supply all technical requirements. We welcome a wide range of artists including those from the LGBTQ community, those who identify as non-binary or transgender, seniors, students, and people of color.  The show will open to the public on October 12th and run 2 or 3 weekends. The art opening will be held on Arts Night Out (10/12). Mass Review will hold their reading the following Friday.

Please email a brief description of work and an artist bio (100 words each max) along with digital files of up to three images by September 1, 2018 to [email protected] with the subject line “First Name_Last Name_ AOM pop-up art submission”.
(EX: Jane_Smith_AOM pop-up art submission)

Submissions due: Sept 1
Artists Notified: Mid-Sept
Installation: Week of Oct 8
Exhibition Reception: Oct 12 Arts Night Out
Reading hosted by Mass Review: Oct 19/20