Seckle Pears and Silver Bowl
- Cindy Peterson
- Holly Leo
"Food has moved into the forefront of American culture. Visually arresting and emotionally evocative images of food travel all over the world and in and out of your phone. I am part of a team that shops, makes, plates, photographs and eats gorgeous food to entice you to purchase a product or food. Food is part of my palette."
Pears for Breakfast
- Anne Corlett
Artist Talk and Smorgasbord
Wednesday, January 15 • 6:30-8pm
at the Saugatuck-Douglas History Center, 130 Center Street in Douglas
Bring an artful food dish to share at this artist talk and smorgasbord.
Artists for centuries have used food as their subject. In each art movement, food has appeared in different media and styles. We will delve into the visual meal in a couple of ways. Area artists Anne Corlett, Cindy Peterson and Holly Leo will begin the evening by showing and talking about their work that celebrates the forms, colors and compositions of food.
The evening will continue with a sampling of the culinary masterpieces brought in by everyone attending. It is your time to express yourself through food.
Create a work of art using food that will be visually and actually devoured.
“Food is symbolic act of love when words are inadequate.”
About the Artists:
Cindy Peterson is a self-taught classical realist oil painter who lives and works in the
West Michigan lakeshore area. She earned a Bachelor of Science at Michigan State University in Merchandise Management, studied in the ateliers of Juliette Aristides and Thimgan Hayden. Represented by LaFontsee and J. Petter Galleries, Peterson's work can be found in private collections around the world.
Holly Leo has been a Prop and Wardrobe Stylist for 12 years. Prior to that she was an oil painter, vintage clothes dealer and a hospice manager for volunteers. As a stylist dressing sets and people for commercial photo/ video shoots, a background in the arts was key for working on-camera with color and composition. Previous years spent working in hospice taught her to be calm and triage when she moved into high pressure advertising shoots.
Anne Corlett was graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS in Fine Art. She continued her studies at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Royal Academy of Art in London, the Kalamazoo Institute of Art and Oxbow in Saugatuck, MI. After raising a family, Anne became a full-time artist, working and showing out of her studio on the Kalamazoo River in Saugatuck. She draws her inspiration from the power of Mother Nature, and most enjoys working outside, en plein air. Anne’s artwork has been included in multiple publications and is in public and private collections nationwide.