The Society for Contemporary Craft is at it again, bringing together edibles and art.
The Strip District center announced its latest annual CRAFTED exhibit like this:
"Dining is a daily part of life, and is often treated as a routine of physical necessity rather than a culinary experience. In our modern world of microwave dinners and take out styrofoam boxes, Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC) invites people to slow down reexamine the ritual of eating, through a celebration of artisan made food and tableware."
CRAFTED pairs handcrafted food with handmade ceramics to encourage visitors to reflect on "the relationship between the food we consume and the objects that hold it."
This year's showcases mugs, cups and tumblers by artists across the country, including, the one depicted above by Greg Cochenet of New Haven, Conn., and the one below by Anderson Bailey of Chattanooga, Tenn.
From 6 to 8 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 24, SCC celebrates the opening reception with food and drink by Bar Marco, which guests are encouraged to enjoy out of the cups they purchase from the more than 150 in the exhibition. Tickets $30 (there were some $20 early-bird ones and a few $40 VIP ones, too, giving early access and a 10-percent store discount and a cup made by BJ Watson). Get tickets here.
The exhibit runs through Dec. 29.
More good stuff from the society's announcement: "Through this exhibition and event, SCC hopes to draw connections between the maker and the user. The drinking vessels exhibited are artifacts of the potter’s hand, and are enriched by usage. Each time we drink from a cup, we add to that cup’s history. The mug becomes a vessel not only for the drink it contains, but also for the memories of all of the times it has been used before."
Society for Contemporary Craft photos