Art You Can Eat!

 
Fruit Butterfly created by Pima College Culinary Students © Lisa Jo Roden

Fruit Butterfly Created by Pima College Culinary Students © Lisa Jo Roden

Who knew art could be so delicious? Tucson Arts Brigade brought their 2014 Edible Art Gala to Maker House, where the guests were encouraged to gorge on the simply gorgeous food provided by Bavier’s BakeryBlu – A Wine and Cheese StopBunz in the Oven BakeryCasino Del Sol Resort,  Jupiter’s Dream Chocolate, One World Cuisine and  Pima Community College CTD Culinary Students. Each culinary organization competed for the tastiest and most visually stunning plates and the fun didn’t stop there, celebrity MC, Monica Warhol hosted an art inspired fashion show and the silent art auction raised money for the Tucson Arts Brigade’s community enrichment projects.
Casino Del Sol Desserts © Lisa Jo Roden

Casino Del Sol Desserts © Lisa Jo Roden

Casino Del Sol Entrees © Lisa Jo Roden

Casino Del Sol Entrees © Lisa Jo Roden

Pima College Culinary Student Serves a Sprout Salad © Lisa Jo Roden

Pima College Culinary Student Serves a Sprout Salad © Lisa Jo Roden

Even with a crowd of over 250 guests, food and drinks were plentiful and have never looked so scrumptious. Music filled the space and art was all around, black and white art by Danny Martin and Wil Taylor was featured in the main salon while guests bid on their favorite art pieces for a wonderful cause in the silent auction.
Bean St. Collective Musicians Entertain Guests in the Corona Room @ Maker House during the Edible Art Gala © Lisa Jo Roden

Bean St. Collective Entertain Guests in the Corona Room @ Maker House during the Edible Art Gala © Lisa Jo Roden

Silent Art Auction © Lisa Jo Roden

Silent Art Auction © Lisa Jo Roden

Event Guest meets Celeb MC, Monica Warhol

Fashion Show Contestant meets Celeb MC, Monica Warhol

Aspiring artists and curators discussed the importance of art education and how we can support this by vocalizing how art has impacted our lives and how it is essential to the world around us.
Aspiring Curator Gene Trijillo speaks © Lisa jo Roden

Aspiring Curator Gene Trijillo speaks © Lisa jo Roden

The Tucson Arts Brigade (TAB) will use the donations raised from this event to facilitate dialogue within the community to address real issues and offer arts based solutions. A prime example is their work with teens who have been placed on probation for grafitti. TAB teaches the teens how to channel their artistic abilities through commissioned public art murals and provides emotional support and job training to set them on a more positive path.
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AZ Public Media Interviews Jodi Netzer of Tucson Arts Brigade

 

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