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The Art of Food at Lanesboro Arts Center

Mon, Oct 11th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Arts Center will feature work by 32 regional artists in a juried exhibit entitled "The Art of Food" to be held October 23 - December 23, 2010. Art will range from photography to paper mosaic to watercolor to printmaking to jewelry. The exhibit will open with a reception on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 6-8 p.m. at the Lanesboro Arts Center galleries (103 Parkway Ave N.), with food provided by Lanesboro Local. A good time to meet participating artists, the reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.

"The Art of Food" exhibit will include work by 32 regional artists from the Lanesboro/Harmony area as well as greater Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa: Katie Aguado, oil; Jim Andersen, wood; Renée Bergstrom, photography; Celeste Birkeland, oil; Robbie Brokken, jewelry; Liz Bucheit, jewelry; Jenn Bushman, oil; Andrew Chulyk, mixed media; Jeff Cords, photography; Marsie Danielson, oil; Richard Dison, watercolor; Frje Echeverria, acrylic; Pam Echeverria, watercolor; Joan Finnegan, oil; Daniel Fleming, acrylic; Sue Frykman, book art; Keith Gerling, mixed media; Ron Germundson, photography; Barb Keith, paper mosaic; Margaret Kiihne, book art; Ellie Kingsbury, photography; Tracey Lambrecht, pastel; Sherri Lisota, oil; Leisa Luis-Grill, acrylic; Meghan Lunos, ceramic tile; Jeff & Madison McMullen, photography; Michael Mertes, stone; David Nyssen, oil; Sara Qualey, oil; Michael Seiler, jewelry; Richard Townsend, watercolor; and Lynne Valiquette, printmaking.

In conjunction with "The Art of Food" exhibit, the Lanesboro Arts Center will host additional art-and-food related events. During the exhibit opening weekend, two films will be shown at the St. Mane Theatre: On Friday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. will be "Babette's Feast," a favorite food film set in Denmark in the late 19th century: the story of a French war refugee who prepares a feast for her Danish friends. On Saturday, Oct. 23, at 4:30 and 8 p.m. will be "FOOD, Inc.," a documentary exploring our nation's food industry and featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Michael Pollan (In Defense of Food); this film is sponsored by Pedal Pushers Café of Lanesboro. Tickets are available in advance at the Arts Center or at the St. Mane Theatre (206 Parkway Ave N) one hour prior to the screening.

Two free public events will be held on Saturday, November 13. From 1-3 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre will be a "Food is Art" Kids Create! Family Art Project. Fun for all ages, participants will have the chance to create and sculpt creatures out of funky-looking vegetables and food with Lanesboro's Peggy Hanson and Frank Wright. No registration needed; the public is welcome to drop in anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. Then, in the Arts Center galleries at 3:30 p.m. will be a literary reading: Winona artist Emilio DeGrazia will read selections from his new book Walking on Air in a Field of Greens. Written over the span of thirty years by this Italian immigrant, the memoir explores the meaning of family, immigration, and place through the stained glass windows of imagination and memory. He will be joined by Bruno Borsari, a recent transplant from Italy. Tommy Dukich will provide musical tones to the reading.

The exhibit is sponsored by Inspire(d) Media and Lanesboro Local, and supported by the Minnesota State Arts Board. The gallery is open seven days a week through October; in November and December, the gallery is open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Visit the website for holiday closings.

Lanesboro Arts Center has been providing year-round arts programming for more than twenty-five years. Its mission is to serve as a regional catalyst for artistic excellence and educational development in providing diverse art experiences for people of all ages. For more information contact 507-467-2446 / info@lanesboroarts.org / www.lanesboroarts.org.

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