Had a blast making butter in Minneapolis with some really great people.
And we visited Twin Cities Live to show them how it’s done.
A nice piece about exercise and fashion on the Walker blog.
A terse write-up in vita.mn.
Local news coverage on KMSP-TV FOX 9.
Palpable excitement from Frites & Fries.
Yes! We’ll be teaching people how to make butter with their bodies in Minneapolis next week. We’ve been invited by one of our favorite museums on the planet to be part of their Cabin Fever program. And it’s free.
Sessions at 6pm and 8pm.
OUR BIGGEST CHURN YET!!!
facebook eventInfo and press release below.
Santa Monica Pier Whips up Butter Churning Holiday Action Dec. 14
LOS ANGELES – Only in Southern California can one combine artisanal butter churning, an 80’s fitness class, and the sweeping seaside view of the Santa Monica Pier to create the perfect handmade holiday gift. On Saturday, December 14, the Santa Monica Pier will host PopSoda artists Jimmy Fusil and Mike Wait and several unique vendors for a special holiday experience.
PopSoda will lead hundreds of participants in a delicious holiday workout that unites aerobics with butter making. An hour long workshop will encourage participants to shake and sweat with a 20 minute, 150 calorie workout to DJ spun fitness jams, learn the physics and chemistry of turning cream into butter, and strain, shape, and package the butter to keep or to ready as a gift. It’s the kind of holiday fun your great-great-great grandmother would have enjoyed.
Following each of the two classes, churners will be able to spread their butter creation on a slice of fresh bread made in an on-site oven courtesy of the MOMO project. Participants can complete their special gift by buying a hand-made card made from masters of letter press, Church of Type and complement the final present with a jar of artisanal jam from Laura Ann’s Jams.
In addition to the churning calisthenics and gift making, the Santa Monica Pier will have local online grocery service Good Eggs on hand to offer samples and, keeping with the dairy theme, bicycle-powered ice cream maker Peddler’s Creamery will have ice cream available. In addition, warm refreshments will be offered to participants as they finish off the fun by making their own gift tags.
The Butter Aerobics classes will be held at the West End of the Santa Monica Pier. Participation is limited to 150 people per class on a first-come basis. Butter cream is free to participants thanks to partner Alta Dena Dairy. Jars for butter churning are available to purchase onsite for $5 or BYOJ (between 12-18oz, plastic only please).
DATE: Saturday, December 14.
TIME: Two classes available: 10:30AM and 1:00PM (participants must arrive early to get signed in)
LOCATION: West end of the Santa Monica Pier
Food Republic has a great article about our residency at the Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space.
You can read it here.
The New Yorker has a nice article about our workshop/performance at the Rauschenberg Project Space. Read it here.
Also, check out this write-up at artfcity.com. ART BUTTER!
Finally, check out the awesome poster Andrew Jeffrey Wright designed for our performance at Temple Contemporary in Philadelphia. It’s so rad!