Joe hosts 'A Feast for the Eyes'

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Gather around the table and celebrate all that it symbolizes in the next exhibit to be hosted by the Joe Center for the Arts.

Many will say food is one of the greatest pleasures in life. It has played a role in art from early cave paintings, and Egyptian pictographs, through the Renaissance, and on up to pop art and modern-day depictions. Who hasn't painted a piece of fruit or a glass of wine?

The Joe Center for the Arts invites two- and three-dimensional artists in all media to celebrate not only the role of food but also the table - the comfort and companionship represented by family and friends gathered round the table to share the events of life.

Just to get your creative juices flowing; here are some possibilities to explore:

  • Pottery
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Textiles
  • Floral arrangements, table settings and tableaux
  • Furniture
  • Paintings of food, wine and other culinary delights
  • The utensils/tools related to the process of making or procuring food
  • Playful interpretations of the theme, etc.

 Entry deadline for A Feast for the Eyes –The Art of the Table is Monday, April 26. The prospectus and entry information are available at thejoecenter.org under the “Call for Entries” tab. This show will run from May 21 through June 19. So, have fun and “play” with your food (but nothing perishable, please)! 

Juror for the show is Tim Gagnon,  the “Fire Painter,” an artist and speaker best known for creating works of art live on stage while his paintbrushes are on fire. For nearly two decades, he has performed at churches, conferences, schools, and stadiums across the country. In 2008 he earned a bachelor’s degree in theology from the Christian Life School of Theology in Columbus, Georgia, and a master's in fine art (painting) from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California in May 2015.

A Palette for Your Palate: As a fundraiser for local food banks, interested artists may request a blank palette to paint for this fundraiser; 25 palettes will be available for pickup when your artwork is delivered (one per artist). All finished palettes must be delivered on May 20 for display during the opening reception. Palettes are priced at $25 each. To reserve your palette, send your request to info@thejoecenter.org

Joe Center for the Arts, at 201 Reid Ave. in Port St. Joe, is a 501(c)3 non-profit community art center whose mission is to educate, exhibit, partner and inspire through the arts. For more information contact info@thejoecenter.org

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