Food, Glorious Food! on Wednesday, June 13 in its Soupçon Gallery. Running through September 16, this exhibition is a celebration of local and regional artists that have captured Louisianans’ overriding passion for food.
The Louisiana Art & Science Museum is proud to honor these artists who are contributing to the vitality of our city and state’s current art scene. Begun in 2014, Capitol City Contemporary spotlights a different theme or medium, and a dozen artists are invited to participate. The fourth in this series, Food, Glorious Food includes photographs, paintings, prints, and porcelains by Julie Crews, Ruston; Denny Culbert, Lafayette; David Carlysle Humphreys, Baton Rouge; George Graham, Lafayette; Ross Jahnke, Baton Rouge; Libby Johnson, Baton Rouge; Jodie Masterman, Baton Rouge; Collin Richie, Baton Rouge; Herb Roe, Lafayette; Eugenia Uhl, New Orleans; and Jeromy Young, Lafayette.
“Food plays an important role in Louisiana’s shared cultural identity, and thus is a natural subject for our state’s artists to depict,” said Elizabeth Weinstein, Assistant Director for Interpretation & Chief Curator. “Whether digital photographs of stylishly plated dishes, traditional still life paintings of carefully arranged vegetables, or tempting fruits composed in porcelain these thoughtful works of art provide fresh insight in this familiar subject.”
A member’s-only reception honoring past and present Capitol City Contemporary participants will be held on June 14 at 6 PM. Memberships may be purchased at the door.
“The annual Art & Science Museum’s Capitol City Contemporary serves as a means to both recognize the individual achievements of local artists and to raise community awareness of the high level of artistic talent and creative energy here in Baton Rouge and in Louisiana,” said Weinstein. “It’s an opportunity to engage with artists that our community should not pass up.”
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