Alchemy is an eight day day artist led residency devoted to the exploration of the synergy between artistic practice and the sharing of locally grown food in a community setting. Participants work in a variety of mediums (visual arts, sculpture, photography, performance art, writing or video) inspired by their surroundings, while also contributing culinary creativity to lively salon-style communal dinners. Readings and discussions probe the creative intersection of food and art, and guest talks help us better understand the magic and inspiration created by making and sharing art and food. Alchemy is programmed and co-facilitated by two strong advocates for these ideas:
• Claire M. Tallarico is a trained chef, urban gardener and visual artist passionate about exploring and documenting the intersection between creative practice and food in community settings.
• Tonia Di Risio is a visual artist and artisanal pasta maker. Her work has developed through ongoing investigations of the growing, making, preserving, celebrating, and sharing of food.