Sarah Alonzo was one of 20+ artists that exhibited at this month’s FOODSCAPE, an art show that coined ‘food’ as the primary subject matter. Alonzo’s piece, Saucy Mermaid Sushi, was a ceramic piece that materializes a fictional sushi dish that finds a high-grade mermaid getting diced up for culinary’s sake.
Hundreds of individually crafted pieces of ceramic rice were glued to an unorganized perfection on every one of the four pieces. Details include amazing textures throughout, brilliantly toned colors and the terrific final splash of blood soy sauce.
This past weekend we held the grand opening of our first ever FOODSCAPE: Food + Art exhibit out in the charismatic Downtown area of Long Beach, CA. All artwork on display utilized food as the primary medium.
The exhibit, which hangs for the rest of the month of March, features artwork of various mediums from 20+ amazing artists from across the United States. Along for the opening night ride was live cake decorating, live stencil work, and delicious food from our food truck friends Komodo and Vizzi.
Hundreds came out throughout the course of the evening in celebration of food and art, cake was eaten, art was looked at, music was played, and and if you happened to miss the occasion (shame on you!), the video below should serve as a quick recap:
Shout out to all the awesome people and brands that helped usher in the exhibit this weekend, including the City of Long Beach, Evan Kelly (Vayden Roi Galleries), Monica and her team at 7-Eleven (specifically Pine & Broadway), Beanitos Chips, Sunkist Protein, Roaming Hunger, and of course, all the FOODBEASTS that came out.
There are plenty more pictures on our Facebook Page, enjoy!
The latest reveal about our March 3rd art exhibition FOODSCAPE is an entire room dedicated to food photography taken with smart phones — THE #FOODBEAST ROOM.
In addition to the main room with the hand curated art pieces, FOODSCAPE: food + art, we wanted to decorate an entire room with beautiful pictures of food everyone takes on a daily basis. This gives everyone a chance to be involved and “be displayed.”
To get involved and put your hot food pictures up for possibly being hung at the show, simply take a picture of your food with whatever Internet-enabled phone you have, whatever software you want to use to edit it, and TWEET at us using the following hash tags:
The artwork will hang through the month of March, with the grand opening on the March 3rd. Entry will be free, with plenty of goodies, good food, good drink, good art and good times to be had. Tell your friends. Or better yet, just Tweet your food photos!
Anything food-related goes. Pictures of your food, pictures of you and your friends eating food, sipping drink, your favorite restaurants…get creative!
An exploration of food. That’s the theme of our very own art show we’ll be hosting March 3rd, 2012 and through the rest of the month. Paintings, illustrations, photography and sculptures are but a few of the mediums that will be present, but it’s the food that will tie everything together.
For so long food has been one of the greatest common denominators bridging cultures and industries, and this is what we hope to celebrate through the month of March, particularly on our opening night, March 3rd, 2012. For those of you in Southern California (and beyond, please be our guest), we invite you to mark your calendars (RSVP on Facebook) for a night of good food, good art, and a copious amount of both of them.
More information on our official sponsors, food trucks, live music and free goodies are to come. Spread the word.