Food for Thought
At the Colorado Photographic Arts Center, a show by artists Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman puts food on display in the context of an art gallery. Not the actual food, but large and beautiful (perhaps tasty?) prints of mountains of white bread, Fruit Loops floating in a bay of milk, and canyons of blue cake. Processed Views addresses land use in the western U.S. and capitalizes on the conversations that art can create around issues like our relationships with nature, agriculture and food. While the show opens tonight, the opening reception is Saturday, Oct. 15 and will feature the artists and members of the Denver Sustainable Food Policy Council talking about their experiences with food related to the images. The exhibition runs through Nov. 26 at CPAC.
Harvest Week, a collaboration between GrowHaus and EatDenver, begins Sunday, Oct. 16, with five nights of dinners to follow. Thirty-five chefs will use produce from nonprofit urban farm and greenhouse GrowHaus, among other local groups, to raise the issues of responsible food sourcing and community over several gourmet meals. Cuisine gets the spotlight this year, with Spanish, Italian, Southeast Asian, French, and Southern American styles on the week-long menu. Some dinners are already sold out, so check out the website if you want to feast on the edible artwork of 2016 Harvest Week.
Back in Boulder County, a reception is underway on Oct. 14 to discuss diversity and unity in the community of Longmont. Local Folk is now on display at the Firehouse, through Nov. 6, 2016, as part of the Boulder county-wide HOVAB series. Highlighting works by minority artists, this show features 30 artists who have lived or still live in Longmont.
Firehouse Art Center also hosts The Catrina Ball on Oct. 15, and it will be “a party to die for” – commemorating Día de los Muertos, “the day of the dead.” Dressing up (as Catrinas) is encouraged and there will be festive drinks, food, live music and an art auction. All funds raised contribute to the Firehouse’s artist exhibits and programs.