Monday, April 30, 2012


A party to celebrate the release of 

Sunday, May 6, 1-5pm
ACRE Projects
1913 W 17th Street

ACRE’s COOKBOOK SHUFFLE will be an afternoon of treats and libations featuring performances and happenings to celebrate the release of Kadabra Vol II. Donate $5 to feast on a buffet prepared by the ACRE kitchen witches or just feast your eyes on our new collection of recipes and artwork out of the ACRE kitchen. Performances include an experimental operatic violin and voice conversation between Meg Leary and Allison Trumbo, the synchronized dances and theatrical anger of Forced into Femininity, and a quiet set from the always dramatic electro-dance group Xina Xurner.

KADABRA VOL II pairs delectable recipes from the ACRE kitchen with artists’ renditions of those recipes in a set of 25 cards packaged in a limited edition screen-printed tea towel designed by Ciara Ruffino. Contributing artists include: Zacharias Abubeker, Caitlin Arnold, Matt Austin, Becca Brown, Emily Clayton, Caleb Cole, Ben Driggs, Emily Green, James Green, Maggie Haas, Ashley Hudson,  Matthew Lane, Bryan Lear, David Moré, Kristina Paabus, Joseph Rynkiewicz, Erin Washington, and Nicholas Wylie. Plus some extra special entries from 2011 visiting artists Selena Abbott & Ariel Diamond, Jenny Kendler, Lora Lode, and Courtney Nulicek. Compiled and edited with love and care by ACRE chefs Melissa Damasauskas and Rachel Ettling.

ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibition) was founded in 2010 with the ambition to provide the arts community with an affordable, cooperative, and dialogue-oriented residency program. The residency itself takes place each summer in rural southwest Wisconsin and brings together artists from across disciplines and levels of experience to create a regenerative community of cultural producers. Over the course of the following year ACRE endeavors to further support its residents by providing venues for exhibitions, idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental projects.

More information about ACRE can be found at

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