In Milwaukee on March 26, 2013 at 3:48 am
Hey all, I wanted to formally introduce myself. My name is Damien Jones the new director at MK-Eat, lifelong artist and Wisconsinite. I have a passion for assisting artists with funding and developing business and sales acumen. I believe that the future of business and the arts puts the potential in the hands of the creators. The connection economy empowers us to bring our art to the people in various ways that can provide revenue to be a viable second or even primary source of income. That does require a new set of skills that artists may not have had the need to develop previously. My company Future Lotus will be creating projects to aid artists in doing just that.
Dan Kelly has done a great job of establishing MK-Eat and putting on two successful events. Today, I ask you to consider joining me in continuing his work. I am building a steering committee to carryout the mission of MK-Eat. Are you: a visual artist, musician, writer, dancer, actor, comedian, pro chef, home cook or an enthusiast of any of art and/or food? Then I could use your help! In order to properly transition and put on successful events the next MK-Eat will be postponed. I will be updating you all soon once a new date is established in the meantime you can message me on Facebook or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In eat!, Milwaukee on February 27, 2013 at 5:36 pm
Hi there MK-Eat friends. My name is Daniel Kelly. Many of you don’t really know who I am. This is mainly because I have worked hard to make MK-Eat about the presenters and other events of its kind, and not about me. Unfortunately, as the main organizer and volunteer, I have yet to get MK-Eat to the point where it can run on its own. So in the end, this year’s absence is, sadly, about me.
The good news is that I will most likely be leaving for India this year as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar during the 2013-2014 school year. This is an amazing gift. The bad news is, there is so much to do between now and my departure, that I can’t quite fit in organizing this year’s event. I really felt that this year would be the year that we could mature as an event. I was just about to go home and write the posts to announce the opening of submissions for this year’s event when I checked my email and found my acceptance letter.
If there were persons who feel that this event should not skip a year (or most likely two, since I will not be returning before the 2014 event), I would be happy to turn over the keys to the website and the rest of our social media network as well as the materials and contacts that made the last two events a reality. I sincerely hope that you are out there, and want to carry MK-Eat to the next level, to the place it promised to be during the very first event 3 years ago.
All of the presenters at the past two events have continued to make great work, win awards, and carry their art from Milwaukee out into the community and the world. Every time I see their names, faces and work in the news (which is often), it humbles me to know that they presented for us once, over dinner and drinks at the Riverwest Public House. Further, I can never say thank you enough (both because there isn’t enough thanks, and because I am an absent minded fool behind the microphone sometimes) for those who have lent their time, their kitchens, their cooking skills and their money to have two great events purely for the sake of community art endeavors.
In eat!, Milwaukee, Past Presenters doing it! on November 15, 2012 at 3:46 pm
If only we could have given them more money!
You can see them again, December 9, 2-3:30pm at the Grand Avenue Mall.
Don’t miss them in December:
Playback Theatre in Milwaukee at Janus College Prep & Arts Academy
For more info, find them at
See them again at MK-Eat #3, in May. Submissions reopen January 1, 2013.