Culinaria Dinner: Jodie Cavalier, MK Guth, and Jason French (Ned Ludd) at Camp Colton

Curated by Blake Shell
Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3-8pm
A Meal at Camp: Engaging the Elements

Held at the beautiful Camp Colton
Photos by Sam Gehrke

Using the natural surroundings at Camp Colton as a stage for dinners, Jodie Cavalier and MK Guth will connect food with nature and community. Combining the dinners with hikes and plant identification demonstrations, the artists will bring together guests in conversation around how nature and well being can affect a worldview. Guth and Cavalier are spending time in the area studying plant life and history. They will use this research to construct menus and art objects. Jason French, head chef and owner at Ned Ludd, will prepare a meal at Camp Colton related to the artists’ concepts and the environment of the land surrounding the camp. French and his team believe that great food requires passion for the harmony of provenance, preparation, and presentation.

This dinner is presented in partnership with c3:initiative through a c3: Studio Residency at Camp Colton. Using adaptive residencies, exhibitions, and public programs, c3 offers forward-thinking models for collaboration and resource sharing. At c3’s rural campus, Camp Colton is a site for art, ideas, celebration, and retreat. Artists-in-Residence are invited to produce new works, conduct solitary or community based research, or stage performances and spatial interventions highlighting this historic land. Camp Colton is located one hour southeast of Portland in Colton, OR.

Shuttle priced separately. Dress for walking outdoors in Oregon in October!

Jodie Cavalier received an MFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. Her work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the US, and in 2011 she installed a public artwork in the Portland Building. Recently she was a resident at the Center for Land Use Interpretation Residency Program in Wendover, Utah.

MK Guth (born 1963) is an installation artist from Portland, Oregon, whose work engages ritual and site of social interaction. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at museums, galleries, and festivals including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Swiss Institute, White Columns, and the Melbourne International Arts Festival among others. She is the recipient of the Betty Bowen Special Recognition Award and the Ford Family Foundation Fellowship.

Jason French is the head chef and owner at Ned Ludd, an American Craft Kitchen and Elder Hall, a Gathering Space in Portland, Oregon. Inspired by classic traditions of farm driven craft cookery, French’s menus perfectly embody his culinary philosophy of seasonally delicious fare. French and his team believe that great food ultimately requires more passion for and attention to the harmony created when one genuinely considers its provenance, preparation and presentation.

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