The boundary between art and food is surprisingly permeable — I attended both art and culinary schools, and it wasn’t uncommon to find that the line cook standing beside me originally studied sculpture, or that the painter at next easel used to be a pastry chef. Both fields attract people who need to make things, a process that, in transforming one thing into another, resembles nothing less than alchemy.
The exhibition, “From the Garden to the Kitchen”, opens this Saturday, June 4th, at the George Marshall Store Gallery, and is part of Stonewall Kitchen’s 20th anniversary celebration. Accompanying the exhibition is a special garden installation by landscape designer Jacquelyn Nooney at the Company Store in York, just in time for the opening of the Gateway Farmers’ Market next door!
From the Garden to the Kitchen
George Marshall Gallery Store
140 Lindsay Rd, York, ME
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 4, 2011, 5–7 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: June 4 – July 10
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10–5, Sunday 1–5, and also by appointment
The theme of “From the Garden to the Kitchen” speaks to the landscape, the cultivation of fruits and vegetables, the inspiration of cooks and chefs and the gathering of friends to enjoy the bounty. At Stonewall Kitchen’s flagship store on Route One, landscape designer Jacquelyn Nooney has interpreted this theme using plant materials and reproductions of works by regional artists. The original works of art and others by more than thirty New England artists are exhibited in a two-part exhibition at the George Marshall Store Gallery.
“From the Garden to the Kitchen”, Part II opens July 16 and continues through August 21.
This exhibition of invited New England artists has been planned in conjunction with Stonewall Kitchens 20th anniversary celebration.
For more infomation: www.georgemarshallstoregallery.com.