Combining food and art into one event sounds like the perfect evening to us! Slideluck is a non-profit dedicated to building and strengthening community through food and art.Â The organization operates multimedia slideshows combined with potluck dinners in aboutÂ fifty cities around the world, from New York to London and Paris to Chicago.Â Now the group is heading to the Burgh for Slideluck Pittsburgh tonight at 7pm at Clear Story Studio in the Southside.
Founded in 2000 by photographer Casey Kelbaugh, Slideluck hosted 20 events in galleries, lofts and livings room all around Seattle with great success. When he move to New York in 2004 he brought the Slideluck Potshow with him. From there it became the international affair it is today.
The evening will begin with a bountiful potluck dinner and then at 9pm the lights are dimmed, the crowd is hushed, and a spectacular slideshow showcasing the work of 20 local artists commences. The Pittsburgh event was curated by Ellen Fleurov, Executive Director of the Silver Eye Center for Photography,Â Nicholas Chambers, Milton Fine Curator of Art at the Andy Warhol Museum, and Evan Mirapaul, Founder and Director of Fugitive Vision.Â The event will featuring the following artists: Aaron Blum, Jay Brown, Ernie Button, Melissa Catanese, Lizzy De Vita, Lori Hepner, Leo Hsu, Kevin Lorenzi, Ross Mantle, Duane Michals, Mark Neville, Ed Panar, Tom Persinger, Rachel Bee Porter, Jake Reinhart, Joi Sanchez, Susie Shapira, Henry Simonds, James Southard, Ivette Spradlin, Robert Raczka, Justin Vinesky, and Dylan Vitone.
If you’re not sure what to bring as your dish don’t despair, the Slideluck website has a list of recipe inspirations, from appetizers and side dishes to entrees and desserts. Then when your tummy is full and your senses are titillated, an after party will commence!