Bemis Center’s FEA$T
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St.
It was a quick two-week turnaround when Bemis announced their call for proposals for FEA$T a type of community-driven crowd funding event that will give all proceeds to the most popular arts projected presented that evening. According to Underground curator Joel Damon, they received “over double” the submissions expected for this inaugural event that includes dinner by La Buvette chefs. Among the accepted to present: Mike Bauer and Dustin Bythrow of Omaha proposing a handmade art publication featuring work by area artists; Sam Berner and Gregory Cook proposing a live performance emerging art variety show to be streamed online; The Colonel Mustard Amateur Attic Theatre Company of Lincoln proposing their multi-location musical where “Norse Gods and Nebraska homesteaders battle for control of the Great Plains.;” Colin Smith of Omaha proposing funding to expand his material research for his public sculpture; Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouqette of Omaha proposing post-production for their urban agriculture documentary; and Ying Zhu proposing funding for a cotton candy machine for a future installation and funding to restore her Benson Studio.