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Carlsbad Hosts Food for Thought: A Celebration of Food in Art

Carlsbad CA— The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office is hosting Food for Thought: A Celebration of Food in Art from Sept. 6 to Nov. 8 at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery in the Carlsbad City Library complex, located 1775 Dove Lane. Admission is free.

Food for Thought features more than 40 two- and three-dimensional works in this group exhibition showcasing how artists take the historical tradition of still life painting into new realms by using food as the primary subject matter. Some works are monumental depictions of myriad formal elements, some are playful, highlighting the sharing of food as an opportunity for social interaction, while others consider our associations with food as a symbol of excess.

Programs and events planned in conjunction with Food for Thought include:

  • A free opening reception hosted by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the gallery
  • A free Family Open Studios “Plus” on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the gallery courtyard. The “Plus” program includes a performing arts component at 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. and is made possible by the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation’s Robert H. Gartner Cultural Endowment Fund. Materials and workspace are provided for Family Open Studios, and no reservations are required.
  • A celebration of food and film on Friday, Sept. 18 with the German film Mostly Martha in the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium. The film airs at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., and the gallery will be open before and after film showings. Admission is free.

Operated by the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office, the Cannon Art Gallery is a focal point for arts and culture in San Diego’s North County, offering a broad range of exhibitions, school and family programs, gallery tours, lectures and publications. The gallery is located  1775 Dove Lane off El Camino Real and is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For information on gallery programs, contact the William D. Cannon Art Gallery at 760-602-2021, or visit www.carlsbadca.gov/arts.