March 21 – May 19, 2018 • Textile Center Galleries
50 works by women artists inspired by 50 women chefs & restaurateurs

Public Reception: Thursday, March 29, 5:30 – 7 pm
Reception small bites courtesy of Red Stag Supperclub, and their Clubroom & Courtyard, and chocolates courtesy of Chocolat Céleste

Thursday, April 26, 12 – 1:30 pm
Art Speaks: Artists in the Kitchen
4 artist/chef teams gather for a panel discussion
Moderator: Stephanie Hansen • Jenny and Rachel Breen • Mecca Bos-Williams and Carmen Gutiérrez Bolger Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Carolyn Halliday • Brenda Langton and Shelly Mosman ($15 / $10 members).

“Being on a team for Artists in the Kitchen is to begin to understand how an artist actually works, to be part of that process. I’m beginning to think of it as walking into a room you’ve never been in before, yet it’s totally familiar in so many ways and not in others. That’s because it’s partially about your own work and then discovering the visions and processes of the other person there, the artist.” —Lynne Rossetto Kasper

Beginning December 27, 2017, 50 all-women artist/chef-restaurateur teams met to join forces in an innovative partnership whereby chefs are inspiring the artists to produce new artworks, culminating in the exhibition. To honor the mission of Textile Center, each of the artists is incorporating a textile process, material, or sensibility in their completed work. Recognizing the abundance of local culinary and visual art talent of Twin Cities-area women, “this invitational exhibition forges a new partnership that celebrates the work of women artists in both the art studio and culinary worlds.”— Artists in the Kitchen Organizers.

Artists in the Kitchen premieres in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR) national conference, Women Speak: Curating the Future of Food from April 21-23.

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Chef/Restaurateur - Artist Teams

  • Jessica Cak, Barbette / Sarah Stengle
  • Kim Bartmann, Bartmann Group & WCR President / Tracy Krumm
  • Beth Dooley, Beth Dooley’s Kitchen / Kimber Olson
  • Tracy Singleton, Birchwood Cafe / Ruthann Godollei
  • Anne Rucker, Bogart’s Doughnut Co. / Alanna Stapleton
  • Laura Bonicelli, Bonicelli Kitchen / Kelly Marshall
  • Hanna Yemesrach Benti, Brava Truck / Cathy Missaghi
  • Lachelle Cunningham, Breaking Bread / Tina Hughes
  • Alicia Hinze, The Buttered Tin / Amy Rice
  • Beth Jones, Campus Club / Joni Van Bockel
  • Lisa Carlson & Carrie Summer, Chef Shack / Caitlin Karolczak
  • Mary Leonard, Chocolat Céleste / Karen Searle
  • Amy Brown & Heidi Andermack, Chowgirls Killer Catering / Maggie Thompson
  • Elizabeth Falkner, Culinary Instigator–video installation
  • Dulce Monterrubio, Dulceria Bakery / Sharon Day
  • Kelly McManus, Dumpling & Strand / Sophia Heymans
  • Golnaz Yamoutpour, Eat.Drink.Dish / Susan Leschke
  • Mecca Bos-Williams, Food Writer / Carmen Gutiérrez Bolger
  • Erica Strait, Foxy Falafel / Farida Hughes
  • Beth Fisher, French Meadow Bakery & Café / Ann Ribbens
  • Arwyn Birch & Teresa Fox, Glamdoll Donuts / Jennifer Davis
  • Ky & Mel Guse, Gyst Fermentation Bar / Vatina McLaurin
  • Kelly Olsen, Hans’ Bakery / Jane Bassuk
  • Aleks Till, Homegrown Foods / Lindsay Rhyner
  • Tasya Kelen, Isadore Nut Company / Marlena Myles
  • Susan Liesch, JETSET Bar / Gail Katz James
  • Molly Herrmann, Kitchen in the Market / Camille Gage
  • Jenny Breen, Mill City Farmers Market / Rachel Breen
  • Susan Muskat, Moose and Sadie’s / Marcia Haffmans
  • Jessi Peine, Peeps Hot Box / Jennifer Chilstrom
  • Jametta Raspberry, Personal Chef / Anne Kramer
  • Barb Zapzalka, Pumphouse Creamery / Asia Ward
  • Nettie Colon, Red Hen Gastrolab / Beth Barron
  • Katie Myhre, RED Market / Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker
  • Jenny Ellenbecker, Round Lake Vineyards / Karen Gustafson
  • Nalini Mehta, Route to India / Sandra Brick
  • Michelle Gayer, Salty Tart / Anna Carlson
  • Jodi Ohlsen Read, Shepherd’s Way Farms / Maddy Bartsch
  • Lynne Rossetto Kasper, Co-creator, The Splendid Table, exploring new roads / Carolyn Halliday
  • Diane Yang, Spoon and Stable / Teresa Paschke
  • Brenda Langton, Spoonriver Restaurant and Mill City Farmers Market / Shelly Mosman
  • Stephanie Hansen, Stephanie’s Dish / Marjorie Fedyszyn
  • Solveig Tofte, Sun Street Breads / Cassie Carroll
  • Ashlee Olds, Sweet Science Ice Cream / Robbie LaFleur
  • Koshiki Yonemura, Tanpopo Studio / Elizabeth Garvey
  • Robyn Frank, Thumbs Cookies / Nancy Condon
  • Tamra Kramer, VomFASS / Mary Logue
  • Ann Kim, Young Joni / Ellie Gagner, Carolyn Halliday, Tracy Krumm, Kelly Nezworski & Emily McBride
  • Kara Doucette, Yelp Twin Cities / Erin Lavelle

PicturedEating is Like Travel (detail) Susan Leschke