Artist Erik Peterson and Chef Erling Wu-Bower
Check out our latest video documenting a conversation with artist Erik Peterson and chef Erling Wu-Bower about their collaboration for the upcoming Starving Artist benefit on October 6.
STARVING ARTIST is Chicago Artists' Coalition's annual benefit that pairs some of the city's most inspiring visual artists and innovative culinary talents.
Redefining the age-old concept of the "starving artist," CAC's event puts four local artists in the spotlight, pairing each with a like-minded chef. Their assignment: to inspire each other to create an edible "installation" to be enjoyed by the crowd and a new work of art, which will be auctioned off the night of the event.
THIS YEAR'S FEATURED ARTIST & CHEF PAIRINGS:
Artist Erik Peterson with Erling Wu-Bower, Sous Chef/Head Butcher of Publican Quality Meats & Avec
Artist Jenny Kendler with Beverly Kim, Executive Chef of Bonsoir�e
Each of the four pairs' creations--both edible and aesthetic--will be staggered throughout the evening, introduced via a performance processional by The Power of Cheer and unfolding aesthetics orchestrated by local architecture and branding firm, weetu. Cocktails, beer and wine will flow freely throughout the evening, alongside a series of food installations to complement the Artist & Chef offerings.
All proceeds from Starving Artist support CAC's mission and programs, including a new "Starving Artist Grant" funded in part with a portion of ticket sales. The grant will provide critical unrestricted support for a local Chicago artist, and be distributed in Spring 2013.
Get your Tickets or Make a Contribution Today.
COLLABORATIVE INSTALLATIONS CREATED BY:
Vosges Haut-Chocolat in collaboration with artist collective Baccara
Glazed and Infused and Gary Poppins, in collaboration with artist Jim Zimpel
Solemn Oath Brewery in collaboration with artist collective Industry of the Ordinary
...PLUS a "live charcuterie battle" featuring Cosmo Goss of Publican Quality Meats vs. Zeeshan Shah of Old Town Social
SPECIAL THANKS TO SPONSORS:
Media Sponsor Auto sponsor
Death's Door Spirits
Haymarket Pub & Brewery
La Colombe Torrefaction
The Noble Grape
The Furniture Shop
Whole Foods Market South Loop