The upcoming Encinitas Foodie Fest features an unique Art to Table project: eleven local artists/designers collaborated to create sensational succulent centerpieces in support of the Coastal Community Foundation’s Healthy Day Fund. These incredible functional works of art will be displayed in local restaurants. The public will have the opportunity to bid on the centerpieces online or at the festival.
What makes this project so engaging is the array of materials used in the creative process combined with the individual style each artist literally brings to the table. Examples are:
Shaun Michael’s urban sensibility shines through in the bold modern construction of his steel piece, Boomerang.
Marcus Papay’s Succulent Vessel explores the relationship between nature and man, “By evoking nostalgic elements from mankind’s past that is applied with modern materials to embody living ingredients, the succulent vessel develops a unity of product and nature. The carbon fiber strands that make up the form are extremely rigid, providing a safe haven for the succulents to flourish. The wooden Walnut trim element brings a warm and humble feel to the once smooth curves of the vessel form.”
Cheryl Tall found inspiration while studying abroad in Japan for her beautifully textured, sumptuously glazed ceramic piece, Senchel Vessel.
Participating local restaurants and tasting rooms are graciously supporting the project by displaying works for two weeks prior to the festival:Artist/Designer Restaurant/Tasting Room Maria De Castro Viggiluci’s Ristorante La Jolla, Ariane Falkner, Form & Function Temecula Olive Oil Company Falling Waters Viggiluci’s Trattoria Italiano Marialuisa Kaprealian, Succulently Urban St. Germain’s Bistro & Café Shaun Michael Union Kitchen & Tap Tara Nel, Lemongrass Spa Carruth Cellars Marcus Papay Fish 101 Jolee Pink, Wabisabi Green Hapifish, Solace & The Moonlight Lounge Laird Plumleigh Masuo’s Sushi Restaurant Danny Salzhandler Café Ipe Cheryl Tall
About the Encinitas Foodie Fest
Saturday, June 23rd • 10am-5pm • Pacific Station, Encinitas
A free family fun event bringing the community together to elevate public awareness about sustainable foods and products while promoting the arts, local business and the Coastal Community Foundation’s Healthy Day fund. Plus superb artisanal food vendors, food trucks, amazing live music, an entertaining children’s cooking booth and fun for all!