Now through November 14th The Westport Arts Center is exhibiting a juried show entitled “Foodies”. Over 150 submissions were received in a wide variety of media. Seventy two works were selected for the show, which is displayed in the beautiful waterfront gallery of the center. Food-themed paintings, sculpture, and even video art comprise the show. If you are in downtown Westport, take a walk or short drive over the bridge and check it out (51 Riverside Avenue). Parking is on the street or behind the building. It’s worth a visit! (Free to the public.)
In addition, throughout the month of October, the center will be hosting a weekly “Lunch Cafe” with speakers on topics from food policy to food production. The talks are free, but a great lunch is available for purchase to eat while you listen (around $10). This week I heard local rockstar chefs Michel Nischan (The Dressing Room/Wholesome Wave) and Bill Taibe (Le Farm/The Whelk) discuss food policy, sustainability, eating for good health, and how to eat locally while thinking globally. The setting is super casual—- the speakers sat on a couch across from us and you almost felt like you could have been in your living room (that is if your living room happens to have a fabulous water view). Upcoming talks are as follows:
October 10: Climate (with Watts Wacker)
October 24: Nutrition (with Jennifer Boyd and Claire Wilson)
October 31: Local Food Production (with Dina Brewster and Massimo Tullio)
All talks run from approximately 12:30-1:30/2.
There are lots of other food-related events as well—-check out the website for the full listing!
Remember, food isn’t just for eating!
The Westport Arts Center
51 Riverside Avenue, Westport
Above image from The Westport Arts Center.