by Cesca Janece Waterfield
An artist described as “hungry” is hard at work on an inventive response to a familiar dilemma. But for many people, hunger is not abstract inspiration: it’s an aching reality.
So a group of graphic design students from Virginia Commonwealth University created Project Winterfood, an innovative art exhibition and benefit opening Dec 2 that will get you thinking about local food. Featuring artwork made with sweet potatoes, spinach and apples –seasonal foods available in Virginia winters – the event will feature live music, tasting booths, and complimentary beverages from Rostov’s Coffee and Tea. The art will be for sale, and proceeds will benefit local non-profits. Each visitor will receive a brochure designed by Project Winterfood containing information and recipes using the three featured foods.
The art will be moved to Gallery 5, 200 W. Marshall St. in time for First Friday, and it will be exhibited through Dec.