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Created by Louisiana Public Broadcasting and Country Roads magazine, The Art of Food pairs a well-known Louisiana chef with three renowned Louisiana visual artists. The goal: to create a menu interpreting artwork into a series of unique dishes. Taking place in Baton Rouge on Sunday, August 19, the Art of Food promises to be an immersive, delicious dining experience!

Created for LPB’s Art Rocks! program, The Art of Food will air statewide during July and August on the LPB network. Now in its sixth season, LPB’s Art Rocks is a visual and performing arts program focused on Louisiana culture, hosted by Country Roads magazine publisher James Fox-Smith.

Three renowned Louisiana artists—Demond Matsuo, Mia Kaplan, and Billy Solitario—provide the creative inspiration for this year’s event, which will happen at Baton Rouge’s Ann Connelly Fine Art Gallery. On Sunday, August 19, James Beard Award-nominated chef Michael Gulotta of New Orleans restaurants MoPho and Maypop will present a sumptuous, four-course menu inspired by the participating artists’ work. Chef and artists will be present to discuss their work and partnership.

4:30 pm–8 pm on Sunday, August 19 at Ann Connelly Fine Art, 1670 Lobdell Avenue, Baton Rouge. $150 per person. Proceeds support the Foundation for Excellence in Louisiana Public Broadcasting.

Chef Michael Gulotta of MoPho and Maypop in New Orleans, LA.

Mia Kaplan - Colors of Autumn Marsh, acrylic on canvas & an installation shot, mixed media sculptures

Demond Matsuo - Stag, mixed media on canvas & Geisha Queen, mixed media collage on canvas

Billy Solitario - Evening, Inner Coastal Waterway, Blue Crab on White Plate, oil on canvas

The Art of Food, another Country Roads Supper Club event, is presented in partnership with the Friends of LPB.

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Georgia Pacific Port Hudson Operations, Renaissance Hotel Baton Rouge, WATERMARK Hotel, and Ann Connelly Fine Art.

For any questions, please contact Country Roads event coordinator, Sadler Ward, [email protected]

** No refunds will be issued within seven days of event date.

* Country Roads Supper Club events are held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we make every effort to ensure that guests are comfortably accommodated. In the event that a Supper Club event coincides with weather severe enough to trigger a National Weather Service watch or warning within a twenty-five-mile radius of the supper site, the event will be rescheduled or canceled.

* If weather forces an event postponement, every effort will be made to reschedule within a reasonable time frame. Existing tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled date. If circumstances require a cancellation, a full refund will be issued.

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Ann Connelly Fine Art
1670 Lobdell Ave. Suite 100
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 927-7676
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Country Roads Magazine

758 St. Charles St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 343-3714

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Sadler Ward
(956) 650-1705
[email protected]