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The Dinner Parties: art & agriculture
curated by Shelby Graham
At the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery @ UCSC
submit your creative dinner party ideas/documentation to us via email or Tumblr
Collaborative event with Outstanding in the Field: Jim Denevan and Leah Scafe
and as part of the opening reception, performance artist Lauren Crux, will be serving "verbal appetizers" throughout the evening. There will be food (the real thing) and food for thought (also the real thing).
Special Alumni Reception: April 27, 4:30-6:30pm
A Collaboration Between Local Agriculture and Contemporary Art
SANTA CRUZ, CA - Award winning and leading chefs and artists in the Bay Area come together to expose the link between art, agriculture, community and experience. The Sesnon Gallery will feature an exhibition of artists’ installations and documentation reflecting this trend between food and art. Jerome Waag, (Chef of Chez Panisse and artist) and Chris Sollars (award winning SF based artist and teacher) will feature the documentation and relics of Melt the Pot, a participatory dinner party. Jim Denevan, an international artist, will expose the connections between the 14 year long project that he founded, Outstanding in the Field, and his personal journey as an artist, who draws on the earth. E.G. Crichton, a UCSC professor of art, uses a range of strategies to explore social issues by presenting and documenting social vignettes around the dinner table with collaborator Susan Working. Chelsea Wills brings her experience between Mexico and the United States into a monochromatic dinner, specifically created for this exhibition. Leif Hedendal will connect the community through one of his Dinner Discussions in Santa Cruz. The Sesnon Gallery will present an overview of the international movement around food and art coming together and forming a greater sense of community.
SESNON Gallery hours:
Tuesday – Saturday, 12–5 p.m.
Wednesday 12-8 p.m.
Weekly talks and events in the Gallery on Wednesdays, please check website for more details. 5:30pm
April 17: Permaculture
April 24: Imagined Gardens: Art And Agriculture in Rural Mexico a discussion with Chelsea Wills & Devon Sampson
May 1: Cultivation: Tomatoes & Poetry with Farnaz Fatemi
May 8: Melt the Pot, Democratic Dinners with Jerome Waag & Chris Sollars
Don't miss the special event with Jim Denevan and Outstanding in the Field during the opening on April 10.
for more info email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other exhibitions at Porter: Deborah Barlow