That's the idea behind "Food, Glorious Food," which
"All of the artists in this exhibit live and work within a 200-mile radius (of St. Louis), so it's really a regional art exhibit," says
"It's also typical for us in that there is a theme involved," he says. But whereas some of the organization's exhibitions address more philosophical themes, "Food, Glorious Food" is relatively lighthearted.
"It's certainly something that I think people will enjoy," Branch says. Especially fans of such foods as watermelons, pomegranates and eggs -- just a few of the food items that figure in some of the artworks.
If you're into seafood, you'll want to be sure to check out
"That's my favorite food," she says.
But viewers can also expect works that approach the food theme from unexpected angles.
"I'm really pleased with how it turned out," Anderson says.
"When we did this in 2012, the stars were sort of aligned," Branch says. "That night in April, the Cardinals were playing, the Blues were playing, and we just had tons of people everywhere."
Although the theme is the same, the artworks in the latest "Food, Glorious Food" exhibition don't include any leftovers from the last one.
"It will have a different character," Branch says. "But it will be all new art."
What's the big picture? The opening reception for "Food, Glorious Food" is a block party extending from the gallery to nearby
What's on display? Art reflecting a wide range of materials and approaches, including paintings, ceramics, assemblages, fiber sculptures, drawings, printmaking, photography, mixed media and glass.
Who created it? More than 50 local artists from
Who chose the art? The jurors were
What's in it for art collectors? All artworks in the exhibition are available for purchase, with none priced at more than
Want to see artists in action? Watch as
Want to explore your inner artist? Try your hand at chalk art -- and create your own food-inspired images -- in an activity called "Play With Your Food!"
What "Food, Glorious Food" -- When Opening reception
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