Spurse comes to Bellows Falls

THE PUBLIC TABLE presented by: The Collective for the Finding of the Commons (spurse) hosted by the Rockingham Arts and Museum Project from Feb. 27 through April 7

Opening: Monday February 27 4-7pm Please come for appetizers and drinks All are welcome

The Public Table can be found at: 9 Canal Street in downtown Bellows Falls (the Exner Block)

The Public Table is a community based provisional restaurant project presented by the international art and architecture collective spurse. This provisional restaurant will serve free costless cuisine on Fridays and Saturdays at 5pm. And host gleaning/exploratory walks on Monday and Tuesday at 1pm.

The Public Table is an investigation into the generosity and excess of the region. What can be found for free? What do people collect? What does the world provide for us? What is going to waste? Who has something to share? What can be given away? Everything associated with this project has been given to us or gleaned by us.

We welcome all donations of materials related to food and cooking « these could be family recipes or stories, food, cooking supplies, pots, pans, microwaves or the location for fiddlehead ferns or chanterelle mushrooms.

Every week we will be going on random gleaning walks through the region exploring questions relating to food (Mondays and Tuesdays at 1pm).

We welcome the opportunity to host other events relating to food or cooking and the sharing of the cultures of food and cooking (please contact us).

In this manner The Public Table seeks to investigate locality, migrancy, the global movement of resources, and gleaning. We invite people to come for a meal, walks, and to simply stop by to discuss or browse our archives of books and other materials.

For more information about spurse please see

Rockingham Arts & Museum Project
7 Canal Street, Bellows Falls, Vermont 05101
tel/fax: (802) 463-3252, e-mail:,