Sienna DeGovia in group exhibition at Cannon Art Gallery 8.13.15

The City of Carlsbad Hosts Food for Thought: A Celebration of Food in Art
Sept. 6 to Nov. 8

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 at 1775 Dove Lane. Admission is free.

Food for Thought features more than 40 two-dimensional 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 a myriad of 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. Featured artists: TR Colletta, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Irene de Watteville, Sienna Degovia, Anthony Enyedy, Daryl Gortner, Alex Gross, Raul Guerrero, Kenny Harris, F. Scott Hess, Pamela Michelle Johnson, Laurie Hogin, Lori Larusso, Dave Lefner, Mark Licari, Jean Lowe, Nikki Moore, Betsy Schulz, Laura Swytak, Robert Townsend and Jean Wells.

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 and 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.

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 at 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

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