Fermented foods and saying hello to strangers: Two unique arts events in Philadelphia this weekend

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Sunset at the Edges (2014), acrylic painting on canvas by Mala Iqbal

There’s two unique (free!) art events in Philadelphia that are worth checking out.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6

As part of the First Friday reception for a new exhibit at the Asian Arts Initiative featuring work by Mala Iqbal and Matthew Lee, the are holding a community meal called “Pallets and Palate: Placing Taste, Sound and Sight“. Sample an array of fermented foods curated by Heidi Ratanvanich and Eileen Shumate.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7

How would the world change if everyone said “Hi” to a complete stranger? duplicate. until response., a group concept exhibition curated by Laris Kreslins attempts to answer this question.   Dozens of artists mailed artwork to unsuspecting strangers randomly selected from phone books and asked for feedback. The artwork, and the communication exchanges are on display for this exhibit.

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