Normal Heights artist David Krimmel is ready to make a big impression on his community. And maybe bake one too.
On Saturday, his self-funded whEAThARvesT event in North Park will combine an art exhibit, “flash mob” dancing (in which “undercover” passersby join in), grain processing and perhaps even some bread making. Participants will meet at a wheat field that Krimmel created next to an elementary school and dance their way to an art gallery where they’ll thresh, winnow and mill.
The event is billed as “an interactive integration of art and urban agriculture.”
We sat down with Krimmel, who works as a museum exhibit designer, at the Art Produce Gallery. It’s a storefront art space on University Avenue where artists — like Krimmel — show their work.
A couple years ago when everybody became aware — or at least myself — of the slow food movement and growing local, I wondered if I wanted to grow wheat to make bread, what would that mean?