AT TABLE: Cleveland Culinaria 2016
March 4 – April 16, 2016
27 visual artists have partnered with some of Cleveland’s most creative culinary experts to transform the Heights Arts gallery into unique, themed installations that speak to the art of food and community through the materials we use to eat and drink.
At Table: Cleveland Culinaria showcases the vision of chefs Douglas Katz (fire food & drink, Provenance, and Fire Spice Company); Marc-Aurele Buholzer (Vero Pizza Napoletana); Bob Sferra (Culinary Occasions); food editor Noelle Celeste (Edible Cleveland); and food stylist Melissa McClelland.
The five culinary-themed installations include tablescapes, serveware, custom furniture, ceramics, glass, works in metal and fiber, along with photographs, drawings, prints, and paintings.
Pamela Argentieri, metals; Eleanor Mallet Bergholz, fibers; William Brouillard, ceramics; Heather Bryson, fibers; Domenic Fiorello, wood; Susan Gallagher, ceramics; Zach Gorell, glass; Sharon Grossman, ceramics; Lauren Herzak-Bauman, ceramics; Heather Rose Hileman, photography; Eva Kwong, ceramics; Andrea LeBlond, ceramics; Lynne Norwood Lofton, ceramics; Sandy Miller, ceramics; Pat Nicholson, wood; Shayna Roth Pentecost, glass; Carmen Romine, fibers; Donna Turner Ruhlman, photography; Judith Salomon, ceramics; Lauren Sammon, fibers; David Shafron, wood; Kate Snow, printmaking; Freeland Southard, wood; Ari Warner, illustration; Clarissa Westmeyer, photography; Nikki Woods, painting; Stephen Yusko, metals.
AT TABLE: Food & Drink
Five multi-course food events accompany At Table, each planned by one of the participating culinary innovators. Attendees will enjoy a hearty array of small plates and craft cocktails, along with lively conversation with chefs, partnering visual artists and poets in an intimate gallery setting.
Sunday, March 13, 1-3 p.m. WAITLIST ONLY
Scandinavian brunch theme with Bridget Thibeault of Luna Bakery and Café, Noelle Celeste of Edible Cleveland.
Sunday, March 20, 4-6 p.m. WAITLIST ONLY
Spring family comfort food with Melissa McClelland, food and photo stylist.
Thursday, March 24, 7-9 p.m. WAITLIST ONLY
Celebration of Spring tapas with Bob Sferra of Culinary Occasions.
Local and seasonal small plates with Marc-Aurele Buholzer of Vero Pizza Napoletana.
Sunday, April 10, 4-6 p.m. WAITLIST ONLY
World cuisine with Douglas Katz of fire food & drink, Provenance, and Fire Spice Company.
Ticketed reservations for each event (General public: $50 food & drink / $35 food only; Heights Arts members $40 food & drink / $25 food only) will be available online, at the gallery, and by phone to 216.371.3457 beginning Tuesday, February 9. Heights Arts gallery is wheelchair accessible. Advance ticket purchase is necessary as space is limited.
At Table: Cleveland Culinaria will be on view at Heights Arts through Saturday, April 16, during normal gallery hours. The public is invited to an opening reception with refreshments on Friday, March 4, 6-9 p.m.
The community may also enjoy related activities via ARTinis & Creative Cocktails, a friendly neighborhood mixology contest where restaurants and bars compete for the title of most popular Heights Arts-inspired beverage, determined by popular vote. On tap at participating establishments from March 4 through April 16, more details will be available online and in the gallery after February 15.
Image credits, top to bottom:
Heather Rose Hileman, photograph, At Table with Bob Sferra creative group
Judith Salomon, tapas plate set, At Table with Bob Sferra creative group
William Brouillard, glazed rustic platters and bowls prior to firing, At Table with Melissa McClelland creative group
AT TABLE: Cleveland Culinaria exhibition is generously funded by a grant from the Gund Foundation.