Feb 16th 2018

Join us for “Nourishing Noir,” a workshop led by Nicole Melanie that explores the nutrient dense qualities of plant based black foods in relation to their less nutrient dense white or light versions. Attendees will learn about the origins and historical context in which these foods have gained culinary recognition. A sampling of four vegan courses will be provided to each workshop attendee.

Nourishing Noir with Nicole Melanie
A program of the Eclipsing Festival Workshop Mini-Series
Friday, February 16, 2018 | 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Arts Incubator Gallery | FREE
301 E. Garfield Blvd. Chicago, IL 60637

RSVP via Eventbrite: https://nourishingnoir.eventbrite.com/

About Nicole Melanie Davis

Nicole founded Mindful Indulgences in 2014. A collection of conscientiously crafted & consciously curated fair-trade organic vegan artisan confections was created out of an awareness of how food impacts our well-being and quality of life. Each indulgence is made with fairly traded cacao and spices that support small scale farmers as well as locally sourced ingredients that contribute to a more sustainable local food system within the Chicagoland area. The nutritional value of each truffle is as much about the healthful nutrient rich ingredients used as it is about the ingredients they do not contain. The highest quality chocolate and Ayurvedic spices are selected with the confidence that each confection is healthful and sustainable. Throughout the three past years, Mindful Indulgences has aligned with local organizations like liftUPlift and YWCA that are committed to wellness and financial empowerment of young girls and women. In the spring of 2017, Vegan Woman Made launched for majority woman + femme identified owned, produced and operated plant based and cruelty free small businesses to share their creative enterprise, healing services and products in a dedicated seasonal marketplace. As an event organizer, I set the intention to create access for women entrepreneurs to sustain business growth and create possibilities for economic empowerment.

Related events at the Arts Incubator: (FREE with RSVP)
JAN 26-MAR 16, 2018
“Eclipsing: the politics of night, the politics of light”
Wednesday-Friday 10 AM-6 PM

THURS, March 1, 6-8 PM
Eclipsing Workshop: Creative Exchange with Cream Co.

SUN, March 4, 1-3 PM
Towards a Politics of Healing: Ethics of Storytelling
with Patricia Nguyen

This workshop is a program of the ECLIPSING FESTIVAL that converges around the first lunar eclipse of January, 2018. The Festival offers a constellation of events, experiences, and exhibitions including a workshop series, a performance festival, a vegan marketplace, a performative lecture, and a film/video screening. Eclipsing programs are hosted by Chicago art organizations Arts and Public Life, Links Hall, and Threewalls. For the complete festival program, schedule, locations and artists, visit http://www.eclipsing.info/


Arts and Public Life, an initiative of UChicago Arts, builds creative connections on Chicago’s South Side through artist residencies, arts education, and artist-led projects and events. We envision a robust, collaborative, and meaningful relationship between the University of Chicago and the South Side’s vibrant civic, cultural, and artistic communities. Learn more at http://arts.uchicago.edu/apl.

Arts + Public Life events are wheelchair accessible. Contact us for assistance at 773.702.9724 or by email at artsandpubliclife@uchicago.edu.

Links Hall is located at Constellation (3111 N. Western Avenue), in Chicago’s Roscoe Village neighborhood. Links Hall encourages artistic innovation and public engagement by maintaining a facility and providing flexible programming for the research, development and presentation of new work in the performing arts. Learn more at http://www.linkshall.org/

The ECLIPSING Workshop Mini-series is made possible in part by a grant from Illinois Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.

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