Monday, December 19, 2011
A SLOUP HOST WILL:
•have people over some time that night
•feed them soup
•distribute the month’s artists’ proposals to your guests (proposals will be accessible on the blog by noon that day.)
•facilitate a Sloup vote (by individual ballot, majority, or unanimity—up to you! experiment!)
•collect a $10 donation from each voter (hosts may choose to vote or not; proposers may not host Sloup but proposers may attend Sloup)
•document the event creatively
•and drop off a post-Sloup packet between 7 and noon on January 30th at Local Harvest Café at 3137 Morganford Rd.
post-Sloup packet contents
1. a list of participants & their email addresses (& any extra documentation!)
2. the recipe or story behind the soup
3. all ballots (or a tally if your Sloupers voted together)
4. $10 per ballot (or per vote in tally)
5. process notes from your Sloup based on these 7 questions:
-What drew you to hosting and what were your plans or hopes for your Sloup? How did it play out?
-Describe your Sloup’s dynamics (i.e. host/guest, dinner/proposals, etc).
-Describe the discussion and voting process regarding the artists’ proposals.
-What were some successes and challenges of hosting your Sloup? Any supreme moments, surprises, major issues, small awkwardnesses?
-Would you host a Sloup again? Why or why not? What elements would you keep or change?
-If you have attended Sloup before, compare your Sloup to others. If your hosting experience was your first Sloup, what do you now expect from future Sloups?
-After hosting a Sloup, do you have any advice for Sloup as it moves forward?
Please make it your own. And last minute is fine—we don’t need to know ‘til the next morning! But we can help you plan your Sloup and/or advertise your Sloup to others if you’d like it to be open. Ideally, a Directory of possible Sloups to attend (at homes, restaurants, and art spaces) on January 29th will emerge on our blog. And if any requirements limit your ideal sloup-ability, we want to know (i.e. Do you need us to drop off copies of the proposals to your site that afternoon?).
Sloup 23: The Science of Sloup is a collaboration between Sloup and Francesca Wilmott of Los Caminos. Francesca will host a Sloup that night at Los Caminos. ( email@example.com)
And Amelia and Maggie would like to attend other Sloups. Invite us!
MORE INFO AND IDEAS TO FOLLOW. email ideas and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, December 4, 2011
The party at FOAM is from 7 'til 11 or so and, while it's just a nite to get together and unwind with new and old friends amidst a busy month, there will be a lot to take in:
*An invitation to participate in Sloup 23: The Science of Sloup (January Sloup) will hit the streets, pamphlet-style. It's going to be a big fun deal, and we'll be there to talk it up. (It's an experiment!! Check back at the blog if you can't make the party!)
*Vegan white bean, roasted garlic, and sage soup will be available to raise operating funds for Sloup 2012--$5 for a bowl and $10 for all you can eat!
*DJ Invisible Cola and DJ Michael "Mike" Stasny will kick back behind their laptops and stuff our stockings with special sounds that wrap our hearts in faux-fur slippers.
*Wonder Koch will discuss her recent artistic projects and how losing Sloup twice contributed to their development.
*Great hot boozy drinks will be on sale all night long: thank FOAM for having us by indulging big time. They make a mean toddy.
We're still not over how great last month's Sloup felt at Moonlight Farm. That is all. See you on the 18th.
Monday, November 28, 2011
“Issue Magazine is a collaborative, multidisciplinary publication that will explore social issues in St. Louis through the lens of architecture and design. This organization seeks to introduce social issues - and their existing and potential solutions - to students of Washington University and members of the St. Louis community.”
We intend to use unconventional journalistic methods and mediums—collage, photomontage, journal writing, mapping—to reveal views of the city that are both intimate and highly accessible.
A quote that I was referred to recently:
“Enough of Art. It’s Art that kills us. People no longer want to do a painting: they make Art. People want Art. And they are given it. But the less Art there is in painting, the more painting there is.”
Capital “A” Art and Architecture are distanced from context—from the community. They are inward-looking and often self-obsessed endeavors. The intent of the publication is to return to (lowercase) art and architecture, to highlight people, projects, and places far removed from galleries and coffee-table books; and, most importantly, to continually reinforce the idea that architects and designers must be advocates for social justice."
Whoa - Wow! So Fantastic! Thank you caravan-ing friends for making the trek out to Moonlight Farm last night. The moon was hiding behind the clouds - but we were all kept warm with blankets and a bonfire. There were two kinds of hand-churned butter, local local pears in the soup and the cider - and so much good conversation! So nice to see plenty of new faces as well as our returning Sloup friends. How many 'best Sloup ever's did you hear last night?
Next Month: Holiday Party December 18th at 7 pm at FOAM!
Let's take the month off together and hold tight to those proposals until 2012 friends-- we will keep you updated with more details!
Saturday, November 26, 2011
but, what we DO need is some more proposals to read and discuss by fire light.
PLEASE take some time today to get your thoughts out on paper if you have an upcoming art project, and we know you do. Send it our way, and no matter the outcome, you'll make some new fans who are thinking about what you do.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Moonlight Farm is at 3470 Dutch Bottom Road in Arnold, MO. It's an easy shot down 55 for the most part, with a few twists and turns at the end.
So, for those of you who can head out at 4:15 or so, let's meet at The Mud House at 4 and get oriented and sardine-like and build a parade. Don't be shy about showing up car-less, lots of folks will have extra seats! And if you like driving, we'd love you to be one of those pals with extra seats.
For those of you who want to leave a little later or direct from home, here are the basics:
"(from Mud House) Cherokee St. to 55 S to 141 (about 14 miles), make a right on 141, make a left on Missouri State Rd (about 2 miles - it's the next street past Astra Way, there is no light at Missouri State), make a left at the stop sign, make a right on Dutch Bottom Rd, follow the road around a large curve, you will see an iron gated driveway on the left and go over a creek, the next gravel driveway you see on the left is our road! follow the road down to the barn!"
Those are direct from our hosts, Amanda and Alaric Geimer! That's right, they said "barn." Let's DO THIS.
The whole Sloup thing will still go down smooth and easy: packet of fresh artist's proposals, informal chats about them all, $10 for a vote on your favorites, we post the winner in the mornin'... but THIS time, once you read 'em, they'll turn into kindling for our cozy bonfire.
Didya hear that?? Extra incentive to submit a proposal this month- your art-goal will become ashes that go up and up into the night, and that's way more powerful magic than your standard household birthday candles.
We'll head back to the city together by 7 o'clock or so. Plenty of time to head to the next thing STL has going on for you, or to catch a much-needed big bear nap.
December 18th: Sloup Holiday Party @ Foam
January 2012: Sloup Pulls Some Tricks Out Of Its Sleeves
Monday, October 31, 2011
"My band 'Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra' is a six piece ensemble who composes and performs original soundtracks to old silent films. We want to purchase our own screen and projector to allow us to play at more venues instead of being restricted to only places that have this technology. We feel that this would also enable us to plan a tour for this upcoming fall or spring.
Werner Herzog's "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" reminds us how powerful and fresh art can be tens, hundreds, or even thousands of years after its creation. The advanced technique and almost cubist style of some of the ancient cave paintings illustrate how wrong it is to assume art simply develops and improves along a single, uninterrupted evolutionary path. In the case of these ancient works of art, luck and plate tectonics preserved them by sealing off the cave to air, mold, and decay. In the present day, one of the best ways to preserve the similarly advanced art of silent ﬁlm is through keeping it alive with fresh music and showing it to as many people in as many places as possible."
Congratulations R & P - job well done. And thank you everyone for attending yesterday evening to eat, vote, carve, and dunk.
Galen, you are the host with the most, such a cozy time. Will - your punch packed a punch, please come back again with your fantastic recipes. I'm feeling punny today so I should wrap this up. Not a drop of soup left last night - surely the sign of success. Stay tuned for updates folks for Sloup #22 - this one involves a ROAD TRIP so watch the blog and the Face for maps and other various directives. Think brave. Think car pool.
Friday, October 28, 2011
$10 gets you soup and a vote toward your favorite proposal. (Send us a proposal and your favorite can be your own!!)
This is going to be the funnest. We can feel it.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
BLUEPRINTstl develops a figurative road map as well as physical, architectural drawings to essentially market underappreciated buildings and show how dope they could be with a little love. We are not a real estate developer but we aim to encourage development.
We have the blessing of the SLDC and the LRA, whom we met with earlier this year about this (after the Open/Closed vacant property summit) and who own about 3,000 buildings and think it would be really cool to get some of them moving. Plus those folks, there are thousands more privately owned homes with owners waiting for the right moment to do something cool with the spaces. We’ve got the organizational/building part of it, now we just need some creative minds who want some serious license. Who’s in?
WHO: Me and a couple of architect-designer-carpenter-artist-musician-St. Louis enthusiast friends. Any and all residents who want to join in. Oh, and you. Hit me up.
WHAT THE MONEY WILL BE USED FOR: A small marketing and events programming budget, starting with our kickoff event, hosted in a semi-finished space to assemble some preliminary ideas about the project. We want to inspire and to be inspired, engaging new ideas and energy from community members and creative minds. This is about integrating integrating individual creative product with a collaborative, community endeavor. Our first event will outline some specific goals and sketch out some potential first projects, and the building arts part of the project will detail some renovation plans being worked on by our collaborators."
To get in touch with Nat with questions or thoughts about his project, you can email him at email@example.com. Also, please check out our proposal archive to see who else proposed this month and feel free to send ideas and energy their way too! (The archive suffers from a huge-ish gap, which we plan to remedy soon soon.)
This was our smallest Sloup ever!! 10 folks, 100 dollars. After recalibrating, we could feel the hugeness of 10. And it felt cozy to hang out with John Perkins in a gorgeous space (Thanks CAM!) while eating many bowls of the smoothest most warmingest tomato soup imaginable. We like making the most $$$ we can for the brave folks who propose, but we also like learning from the unique character of each event. And since we're starting to strategize for making Sloup in 2012 stronger and stranger, shoot your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. We're also going to be putting out a big time call for collaboration in the next month or so, please keep checking back.
NEXT SLOUPS (mark yr calendars plzzz, these soups will be steamy):
October 30: Halloween Sloup at Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts (wanna make the soup?)
November 27: Caravan to Moonlight Farm in Arnold, MO for a Farm Sloup (pear cider!)
Monday, August 29, 2011
Well - thank you Eric & Maggie from Firecracker for hosting us this month. Totally great energy and a lot of new folks this time.
We had two delicious soups (a frijoles charro soup and a secret sopa vegetales) this month from Carniceria Latino Americana - maybe if we ask really nicely, they will put those soups on their menu....hmmmmm?
So. Next month we'll be back at the Contemporary for Sloup #20 - we'll have to drum up some fun for CAM for sure.
And- what's new with you? We wanna know - Drop us a line email@example.com
Stay tuned for more for September and up-coming fall Sloups!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Saint Louis, MO 63118. Our (two!) soups will be provided by Carniceria Latino Americana.
Regular Sloup time this month 6-8 pm - we're bringing the cornbread - you're bringing your wonderful selves and friends - and friends of friends of course.
$10 will get you soup and a vote.
Monday, July 25, 2011
"For the past nine months Los Caminos has presented a diverse array of exhibitions featuring local and national artists. Because Los Caminos is neither a commercial gallery nor a 501(c)3 non-profit, we do not have the capabilities of generating income like other art spaces. While these factors inhibit us financially, they also give us complete freedom to allow artists to experiment. The space has been self-funded by Co-Directors Cole Root and Francesca Wilmott. With our first year coming to a close we are now faced with the expenses of continuing our ambitious programming through the summer and into the fall.
Sloup funds would be used for a variety of purposes in addition to general
operating expenses: installation and equipment costs for our upcoming summer and fall programming (this involves preparing the space for video installations), annual fees such as our domain renewal for our website which helps showcase the St. Louis art community on a global level, and shipping for our upcoming group exhibition which features artists from St. Louis, New York, and Chicago."
Congratulations Los Caminos - the sizable grant of $940 goes to you!
Very exciting - almost overwhelming Sloupers - this last Sloup at the Contemporary Art Museum St Louis was awesome! Thank you Alex Elmestad for hosting us and thank you Clara/Local Harvest for the delicious summer soup. So good to see so many new faces! Please come back next month at Firecracker Press for Sloup #19! Stay Tuned for more details about August and beyond!
Monday, June 27, 2011
The lines and patterns of the architectural forms surrounding the site are used as inspiration for
the installation. The abstract shapes of the sculptures will be multi faceted and multi dimensional incomposition. Addressing themes of repetition, space and perception, the sculptures not only relate to place, but are also intended to provide a visual mimicry of the rhythmic sounds of the musiciansperforming: High Places"
Check out Carlie's work here
Wow! So much awesome in one night Sloup #17! Thank you Flowers to the People for our first Sloup in a flower shop - so beautiful
Thank you Holly Fann for the lovely black bean soup - with choice of awesome toppings
and - tiki master for hire , Will Fischer thank you for turning the Stable's artisanal spirits into a magical summer cocktail.
See you next month at the kick off for CAM's City-Wide Open Studios. Special time (2-4 pm) special place. Dress fancy
Friday, June 17, 2011
And- the time is rapidly approaching for Sloup #17 on June 26th!
This one is another triple header - check this out:
Hosted by Flowers to the People the hippest floral and gift boutique
Soup will be provided by local food writer for the River Front Times - Holly Nickels Fann
AND - we are currently composing a 'slouper' cocktail with some delicious spirits - donated by the brewpub and micro-distillery The Stable
its going to be. awesome.
So get your proposals in - we will be bumping up our deadline to Friday by midnight - tell your friends and tell your friends friend.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
This Sloup was super-awesome right? (I do think we always say that - but really - especially so last night!)
Gina/VegaDeli, the White Bean Kale and Kale Potato soups were a-mazing! Thank you so much - please come back and visit Sloup!
We had 7 sweet proposals this time - so gets yours in among the mix next month.
Sloupers - look forward to the updated Sloup Archives to review all of the proposals that have been submitted.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
The soup will be donated by Gina at VegaDeli and be just down the walk a ways from Floating Laboratories at Maggie and Mike's place (see map below).
Proposals generated at the workshop on the 15th will be automatically submitted. All art project proposals are also as usual welcome until midnite saturday. Submitters, please note the ever simplifying list of questions to answer and format into a one page PDF document.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Beers will be available by donation to send some love back Black Bear's way!
Get your proposals in by this Saturday, and we'll see you there!
Monday, March 28, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The Fountain on Locust is going to bring a huge batch of their vegan black bean that we can't wait to try. Check out their recent press for a Polish pickle soup. Yum.
And we're taking Sloup down by the river and ever so slightly off-road at Floating Laboratories, winner of the RFT's best underground club award of 2010. Click on the link for directions, hand-drawn map to follow.
We'll snag some awesome bread from Black Bear Bakery (they're gonna host April's Sloup!!) and meet you there. BYO refreshments, puhhlease!!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
We are so amazed by the other proposals this month, and they got such even steven votes, that there may be straggling future posts about their staggering beauty, so keep your eyes peeled, and always feel free to contact us to make connections with anyone you met at sloup... we'll help you track the world down.
We turned one years old today, and we are feeling pretty good. Los Caminos gave us a chocolate cake, and Amanda Goldblatt gave us a birthday card! Labeebee's lentil soup was perfect. Seriously. Do you understand? You know when soup is like perfect? Like mom-perfect and shit? OK. We'll revise this tomorrow. We love you.
NEXT SLOUP: March 27th. The Fountain on Locust makes soup @ Floating Laboratories!!
Friday, February 18, 2011
We are serious about your Sloup applications. Make them soap opera face. Make them lose importantly and win gracefully. Make them talk.
After Sloup #12 at CAM, we don't know what to expect. Except goodness.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Spit em out and send em in, but please note: We'd like to receive your one page proposal (including any images) to be sent as a PDF thingy. That way your formatting will hold and we can all smile about it!
oh... and... this just in: Labeebee's Mid-East Cafe is donating February's soup. If you haven't tried their falefel yet, you're probably just too busy applying to Sloup.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
"collaborate with Carlos Dominguez of Latino Americana Restaurant, as well as Ana Rivera of El Chico Bakery and other participants from the neighborhood, to serve up the "Printmakers' Special"—a taco meal complete with edible, printed tortillas inspired by the people of Cherokee Street!"
They will receive $1210 toward this project. Whaattt? We ran out of Clara of Local Harvest's amaaaazing curried sweet potato soup and sssttttiiilllllll people paid to read the 11 incredible challenging insipring proposals for things that can/will happen in STL and to vote on their favorite.
Thanks for the awesome bread, Black Bear Bakery..mmmm mmm.
And thank you to the Contemporary Art Museum for fostering this explosion of energy in support of the vital arts communities that are crackling right here right now.
SLOUP is officially growing like crazy. Please email us if you want to volunteer to work the next Sloup, and keep submitting these killer proposals. Kill us dead. We will try to provide enough soup. Now we know.
We love you.
Next SLOUP: February 27th, 6 pm @ Los Caminos
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
So, you know what you need to do:
Submit your awesome proposal ideas that you have saved away in your brain
Attend this awesome Sloup! This will be the biggest one yet!
Admission will be free to the Contemporary with your $10 donation to Sloup.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
#1: Artists, please keep your proposals to one page, including images--pack yr punches!
#2: Sloupers, please bring and donate the bowls you don't use to Sloup! We had a steadily growing bowl collection for a while, then slacked... help us serve every you with a real bowl.