Baton Rouge Gallery (“BRG”), is inviting you to join four contemporary artists in examining if where our food comes from can tell us something about where we are or where we’re going with the upcoming exhibition “Before the Fork” which will touch on a variety of topics ranging from the breadth of Louisiana’s agricultural economy to modern food packaging, from the controversy surrounding the use of GMO crops to the transformation of natural land into profitable land.
The four artists featured in this exhibition are Frankie Gould, Diane Hanson, Ross Jahnke and David Scott Smith. BRG is proud to partner with Slow Food Baton Rouge in presenting Before the Fork. The nonprofit organization is a chapter of Slow Food USA, whose mission is to create dramatic and lasting change in the food system. They accomplish this locally through programs such as Greauxing Healthy Baton Rouge (a model farm-to-school program).
In conjunction with the exhibition, BRG will proudly serve as the host for Slow Food Baton Rouge’s annual Dinner in the Field event on Sunday, May 1. The event will feature local chefs from some of Baton Rouge’s favorite restaurants including City Pork, Table Kitchen & Bar, Lasseigne’s American Grill, Magpie Café, Goûter and Beausoleil. A Cocktail 90 will also be held inside the gallery ahead of the dinner on the lawn behind the gallery. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Greauxing Healthy Baton Rouge program. For tickets or more information on “Dinner in the Field, visit http://slowfoodbr.org/. Also, a ‘First Wednesday’ Opening Reception will be held at the gallery to celebrate the exhibition on May 4 from 7 – 9 p.m. As always, ‘First Wednesday’ Opening Receptions are free and open to the public.
Before the Fork will be on exhibit at Baton Rouge Gallery ,Louisiana, US, May 1 – 26, 2016 with no admission charges during normal gallery hours (12-6 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday). For more information please call 225.383.1470.