Lentamente* Due—The Art of Slow Food March 1-10, 2012
For the second time, the 1078 celebrates local food and art with Slow Food Shasta Cascade. On exhibit will be local artists' interpretations of the North State's seasonal bounty. The gallery would love your rendition of local local food, produce, and agriculture. The guidelines this time are: One submission per person. No larger than 16x20 inches, ready to hang. All pieces sell at flat rate of $78 (half to the artist; half to the 1078).
Art Drop-off: Sunday, February 26, noon–5pm. Please email the gallery if you plan to participate:firstname.lastname@example.org
ART PICK-UP: SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 12:30-5:30PM. PLEASE RETRIEVE YOUR ART (PURCHASED OR CREATED)
Reception: Friday, March 2, 7–10pm. Tastings by local chefs. No host bar with local wine and beer makers.
Purchase $25 tix at brownpapertickets.com or at the door. From 7 until 8pm, Laura Stec, co-author of Cool Cuisine: Taking the Bite out of Global Warmingand a keynote speaker for the This Way to Sustainability Conference VII at CSU Chico, will sign copies of her book. All proceeds from sales go to the 1078 Gallery and Slow Food Shasta Cascade. Steck is Corporate Chef for Pescadero Foods, Inc. and their local-food brands Wattle & Comb® and Zoupka®, She is also Culinary Health Educator for Kaiser Permanente, former chef for LifeLong, Inc., and Kaiser farmer's markets, and former consulting chef at The International Culinary School (Art Institute of California). In 1988, she founded EcoEaters, one of the first food and environment programs in the U.S., and has been connecting healthy people to a healthy planet for over 20 years. As a green-cuisine consultant, she lectures nationally and internationally. Her book, Cool Cuisine – Taking the Bite Out of Global Warming, is co-authored with atmospheric scientist, Dr. Eugene Cordero (Gibbs Smith, 2008).
Children's Art Workshop making images of seasonal foods, conducted by Amber Palmer: Saturday, March 3, 11am–1pm. Limited space; advance registration required. Ages 6–12. $5 materials fee.To register, email Lori Weber (email@example.com).
At the onset of the workshop, children will be encouraged to view the art on display in the 1078 Gallery and to discuss their thoughts about the images. A short lesson on color, contrast, perception, and creativity will be given. Children will have an opportunity to create images of produce at different art stations in these mediums: watercolor on photo paper or water media paper, drawing with chalk pastels, drawing with colored markers and pencils, and poetry writing about slow food experiences. A still life of fresh fruit and veggies will serve as inspiration, and fruits and veggies will be on hand for children to have a tactile experience. There will also be a work area for matting and framing art. Two images per young artists will be exhibited in a mat with two openings and framed in a black wooden frame behind glass. Art will be hung on the walls as it is completed, with a tag with each child's name, age, medium, and poem.
Children's Art Reception: Saturday, March 3, 1:30–3pm. View the children's art created at the workshop. Free and open to the public.
Lentamente Matinée (prose and poetry readings by local writers): Sunday, March 4, 2–4pm. $3 suggested donation.