March 18 2013 12:00 AM

Lansing Art Gallery hosts a reception for


Food is great, and
art is great — but nothing is better than food and art together in the same
place. That is exactly what Lansing Art Gallery has in store for its community
reception for the art exhibit titled “Chomp! Chomp!”

“Chomp! Chomp!” features
three Detroit area artists — Lindsay Yeatts, Emily Pelton and John Azoni —presenting
different approaches to painting the subject matter of food.

Yeatts, Pelton and
Azoni’s work was chosen from a call for proposals for art exhibits to display at
the gallery.

“We did a statewide
call for proposals from artists, and these three artists submitted a proposal
together,” said Catherine Babcock, Lansing Art Gallery executive director. “I
then put it through a panel of jurors, and they were selected to exhibit. I
placed them at this time of year because a lot of their images were hot dogs,
chili dogs and ice cream — things that I think of as summer. It felt like a
summer exhibit because of the images.”

The reception includes
55 pieces of art in various sizes, with some as big as four feet. The public
will also be able to meet all three artists at a Friday evening reception, and yes,
food will be served.

“It’s a great fun
show,” Babcock said. “Everyone who has been coming into the gallery says it
makes them hungry. We’ve found ourselves eating lunch earlier.”

"Chomp! Chomp! Reception
7-9 p.m. Friday, July 8
Lansing Art Gallery
119 N. Washington Square, Ste. 101, Lansing
(517) 374-6400