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Sushi&Art

Posted in Blog on Jul 15, 2010

the work of gino hollander and drew beson frames the work of sushi chefs

I always love a chance to get together with The Blog Pantry posse of fellow bloggers – getting out from behind the screen is a necessity.

This month we gathered at James Rutherford’s new Kirkland Gallery, a gorgeous space on the street level at 6th & Marquette in downtown Minneapolis. James’ inaugural exhibition includes the work of the Los Angeles-based Gino Hollander, Gino’s granddaughter Siri Hollander, Drew Beson of Minneapolis, Norman Korpi of Los Angeles (who was on the first season of MTV’s The Real World – back when I was still the demographic for MTV…sigh)…and a room of art from 3 and 4 year olds. True.

kirkland gallery kid art room

I was honored that James asked me to curate the kids’ art room. What I loved about putting this together is being able to show the purest form of creating in the subconscious – kids naturally live in that clear, present space, but as adults we work hard at attaining even a few moments of such bliss. Like young children, I think that many artists have the ability to access this place where creativity flows unobstructed by worries and to-do lists.

So back to last night’s event – Kitchen Pantry Scientist (Liz), one of the founders of The Blog Pantry, brought sushi from Whole Foods which was extra delicious because it uses sustainable seafood, as well as BakeMeAWish.com cakes – more than just dreamy, these cakes have a cause. For instance, when you order a Freedom cake the company sends one to a soldier overseas, as well.

Fun company and tasty treats in a setting of wonderful artwork capped off by a gorgeous pink evening sky as I walked home. It was a good night.

  • One response to "Sushi&Art"

  • LoveFeast Table
    17th July 2010 at 23:45

    It was great chatting with you at the Kirkland. The kid’s room was sweet!! You did a great job!
    I love getting together with the Blog Pantry too!
    Chris Ann