Uncovered: Food for Thought
“Uncovered: Food for Thought” showcases artists and chefs’ creative processes. Art meets food, kitchen meets studio and creative process meets stewpot in a November-December exhibition featuring the work of artists and chefs who have been exploring the creative process through the use of journals and sketchbooks. Part of the Spirit & Place Festival, the “Uncovered: Food for Thought” will include the glimpses of the collaborators’ sketchbooks and artwork.
Throughout the planning and exhibition, collaborators have blogged and posted images through the exhibit’s “virtual sketchbook,” the blog, http://www.uncoveredindy.wordpress.com/.
“Uncovered: Food for Thought” opened November 12 at Stutz Art Space with an artist pitch-in featuring covered – and uncovered – dishes. The gallery show runs through December 17.
Kate Oberreich, who curated the exhibition, said, “I believe that a sketchbook is as much a work of art as a finished painting, sculpture or photograph, so I invited a group of artists I admire to share their work, as well as their creative process. Sketchbooks can be the story behind the story or the glimpse into the artist’s mind.”
The exhibition is sponsored by Angie Mercer, Authorized Agent - Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Participating artists (in a variety of media) are Kate Oberreich, Lydia Burris, Marilynn Derwenskus, David Kleeman, Wug Laku, Conan Lea, Nancy Lee, Karen Masbaum, Carol L., Jerry Points, Stephanie Lewis Robertson, Ginny Taylor Rosner, Emily Persic Schwank, Rita Spalding, Kathleen O’Neil Stevens, Dina Verplank and Julia Zollman Wickes. Some of the artists have studios at the Stutz and some do not. One, Derwenskus, is a watercolorist in Chicago.
Participating chefs include Erin Kem of R Bistro, Tom Robertson and Carol Ann Davis Richardson.
A Nov. 12 opening-night reception from 5 to 9 p.m. featured the work and sketchbooks of artists and chefs in addition to a panel with exhibit participants who talked about their creative process.
WHAT: “Uncovered: Food for Thought” art
WHERE: Stutz Art Space Gallery, 212 W. 10th St., B110 (Enter from 10th Street via alley)
WHEN:Friday, Nov. 12, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. opening reception Exhibition open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment through Dec. 17
INFO: www.stutzartists.com or (317) 503-6420
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