“At the Artist’s Table” / Spanish Art and Cuisine / July 24, 2012
Tuesday, July 24 – Spanish Art and Cuisine
Artist: Arthur López
Chef: James Campbell Caruso
With their deep understanding of Spanish art, food and culture, santero artist Arthur Lopez and chef James Campbell Caruso will create an evening that invokes New Mexico’s unique Spanish roots while celebrating the contemporary expression of those roots.
A five-time James Beard Award nominee and one of only four chefs nominated to compete in the “Copa Jerez International Food and Sherry Pairing Competition,” James Campbell Caruso is a master of Basque/Spanish cuisine. His restaurant, La Boca, winner of the International Wine and Food Society’s Award of Excellence, is packed nightly. España: Exploring the Flavors of Spain, his newest cookbook, is now available.
Born and raised in Santa Fe, Arthur López is among the finest santeros (saint-maker) working in the proud heritage of traditional Spanish Colonial artwork – a form unique to New Mexico. His work both reflects this legacy and transcends the bounds of tradition, expressing the full range of his culture and the world around him. His work is exhibited throughout the Southwest, including Manitou Galleries, and avidly sought by museums and private collectors.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 – Native American Art and Cuisine
Artists: Dan, Arlo and Michael Namingha
Chefs: Bill and Cheryl Jamison
This dinner will showcase the ancient and contemporary culture of the American Southwest, hosted by one of our foremost Native artist families and four-time James Beard Award-winning chefs/cookbook authors.
Dan Namingha is from the Tewa-Hopi tribe. He has been showing professionally as an artist for over forty years. His works command unwavering respect for the earth and spirit of his ancestry, the beautiful heritage that is the heart of his creativity. He is constantly drawn to his roots so deeply embedded in ceremony, yet allows us only a guarded glimpse of his sacred traditions.
Arlo Namingha works in woods, clay, cast bronze, fabricated bronze and stone, creating work that reflects his Tewa/Hopi background.
Michael Namingha works in the medium of digital inkjet images printed on canvas and paper, as well as numerous types of installations. He currently serves as a City of Santa Fe Arts Commissioner. The Naminghas own and operate Niman Fine Art in Santa Fe, NM.
Authors of more than a dozen cookbooks and culinary adventure tales, and winners of four James Beard Awards, Cheryl and Bill Jamison celebrate the wonderful world of food all around the globe. At this dinner, they will showcase delights from New Mexico’s rich multicultural culinary heritage, featuring recipes from their new book, Tasting New Mexico.
Proceeds from these events will benefit the Partners in Education Foundation for the Santa Fe Public Schools and the City of Santa Fe Art Commission’s Artist Exhibit and Education Program. Partners in Education raises funds to support Santa Fe’s public school teachers and students. The Arts Commission nurtures and supports Santa Fe’s unique artistic and cultural heritage.
Tickets for each dinner are $250 per person – limited to 60 people per evening.
For reservations, contact Partners in Education, 505-474-0240, or visit