Art & Stroll: A Pop-Up Brunch Celebrating Creativity and Cuisine
APPETIZER: Spring Greens Bacon & Goat Cheese Frittata with fresh Spinach, Mustard Greens & Garlic 2nd Course: Carrot Gazpacho with a Chopped Salad Entrée: Farm Fresh Benedict Homemade biscuit, sautéed spinach, slow roasted pork, poached egg, finished with a Hollandaise Sauce Dessert: Candied Carrot & Ginger Cake
Join for the walk, brunch, or both.
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016
Times/Location: Stroll from 10 – 11:30am starting at Valle del Bosque park, 480 Sunset Boulevard SW
Brunch* from 11:30am – 1pm at Valle Encantado farm, 1611 FivePoints Rd SW 87105
Cost: Walk is free. Brunch is $40 per person. Handmade pottery place settings can be purchased for an additional $120 in advance or at the brunch. *All sales are final, no refunds available (exchanges for another event may be made based on availability). Do to the limited nature of the venues we cannot provide dietary substitutions. TICKET SALES ARE CLOSED.
The walk will begin at Valle del Bosque Park, 480 Sunset Rd. SW, 87105 at 10am.
There is plenty of parking available. Our group will meet at the picnic tables under the blue awning.
- dress in layers
- wear comfortable walking shoes
- bring a water bottle
- bring a journal or notebook and pen or pencil
- leave pets at home
We will arrive at Valle Encantado farm, 1611 FivePoints Rd SW 87105 at 11:30am for brunch.
If you just wish to do brunch and not the walk, please arrive by 11:30 at Valle Encantado.
Note: Vehicles will remain parked at Valle del Bosque throughout the walk and brunch. We are happy to drive guests back to the park after the brunch. Guests are also welcome to walk a shortcut back to their vehicles.
My figurative work is handbuilt, a process which I feel allows me to spend more time and connect with the work, time that I use focusing on facial and hand expressions to create more emotive work. The content of my work allows me to address a wide variety of personal feelings, and provides me the opportunity to explore the emotional nature of my life. The work then becomes rather therapeutic, with my efforts turned towards making something good or beautiful out of an often negative feeling. I incorporate references to pop culture in order to build each figure into a character, something or someone that is relatable or identifiable to both myself and the viewer. However, the figures are left a little ambiguous, because I feel that is a reflection of peoples’ emotions: noticeable, yet hidden and often misunderstood. My wheel thrown work follows two distinct paths, the first being bright and colorful and full of puns and vingettes. This work often includes drawings of animals and animated stick figures, and is made entirely to humor me with the playfulness, whimsy, and bad jokes. I am drawn to making work that is memorable for its positive nature, because I wish to leave a positive mark. More recently my wheel thrown work has been an experiment in incorporating newer technologies into more primitive processes. I have become interested in ceramic 3D printing, a process that at its core is quite similar to coil-building. I am driven by the process of building a strong object layer by layer with a soft—almost liquid—material. Because I prefer my work to be made by my own two hands, my compromise between machine-printed 3D objects and man-made objects is to utilize the concepts and materials of 3D printing, but to make the process manual. The quality of the line that is then produced is uniformly freeform around the entire piece, which is then juxtaposed with the wheel-thrown base and foot. These pieces are inspired by sedimentary rock, which helps govern the coloring and altering of the slip trails in order to further the hand-made quality and integrate my personal aesthetic.