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 Free (517) 374-6400 lansingartgallery.org