The lines between visual and culinary arts continue to be blurred at Crystal Bridges as we offer the second in our new Paint Your Palate public program series where guests will not only swirl, smell, and taste wine, but also paint with it. The culinary department enjoys the opportunity to draw lines of inspiration from art to food, but it’s rare that we are able to make literal connections from palette to palate.
This very stylized wine and art happening will take place Thursday, June 16 in the Great Hall, and will feature Yours Truly co-hosting a night of equal parts whimsy and thoughtful instruction alongside Moira Anderson, Associate Museum Educator, and Eve Smith, esteemed Visual Arts Director for Arts Center of the Ozarks. Smith, also the co-curator of the Sensory Iconoclasts project, now in its fourth year, will guide guests through base techniques in figurative drawing and watercolor painting. Like so many of the culinary-hosted programs at Crystal Bridges, history promises to be made with the presence of live models dressed in dramatic costume garb, poised and ready for guests as they maneuver through glasses of wine, an assortment of watercolors and drawing tools, and a thoughtful food component prepared by beloved Chef Melody Lane.
The new Paint Your Palette program will not only allow you, the patron and artist, to leave the Museum with an original masterwork of you own, but to also bring together our brilliantly diverse and interesting community through the ever-important blurred lines of art and wine.