“Eat Your Heart Out" is a special monthlong exhibition showcasing original artworks inspired by our appetite’s objects of affection.
Grandma always said that when you love someone you cook for them. This act, cooking, is love made manifest. Meals have a way of capturing memories, emotions and feelings by pulling all of the senses into a specific moment. It is the lingering of that moment that has inspired so many artists of the past. The Danish movie Babette’s Feast comes to mind in particular. One’s personal narrative wrapped in “food memories” is the fodder for this show’s creative expression. The more personal, the better.
Curator, juror, artist and organic farmer Joe Thomas dared artists to reveal something about themselves. Love and Food signify intimate, revelatory moments of the universal, what it means to be human. Can a work of art touch upon that? Joe thinks so! His selections in all styles and media deal with this theme, love and food.
Local superstar chefs and culinary artists Laurent Grangien of Bistro Laurent, Chris Kobayashi of Artisan, Maegen Loring of Niner Wine Estates, and Santos MacDonal of Il Cortile, presented Chef's Choice awards to pieces that exemplified personal vision and creative approach as well as excellence in execution.
The award winners were:
Bret Brown for "Humanity Is An Ocean" - Artisan Award
Sandra MacGillivray for "Can She 'Ever' Bake A Cherry Pie!" - Il Cortile Award
Lena Rushing for "Eat Your Heart Out" - Niner Wine Estates Award
Teréz Tyni for "Evening in Paris" - Bistro Laurent Award
Harold Spencer presented the Editha Hayes Spencer Memorial Award to Helen K Davie for "Trout: Persistence of Memories."
The front window installation "Bouquet garni" was conceived and executed by Eve Chartrand.
Carol Timson Ball
Laura Jean Bresli
Donna Lee Brown
Carrie Ann Correa
Helen K Davie
Garrett Adam Matueski
Ann Marie Rode
Susan F Schafer
Linda Grone Smith