Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Last night Nourish Restaurant, in Lexington, Ma., hosted a reception for their latest exhibit of regional artists. The theme of this season’s show is “Food & Farming” which is in perfect keeping with the restaurant’s mission of responsibly sourced, nutritious cuisine. The exhibition was organized & juried by gallery owner Francesca Anderson, & local artists Barbara Lucas & Emily Passman . I was one of the participating artists, with my painting titled “Olives” on display. The evening was lovely, providing a chance to meet the artists, sample some of Nourish’s tasty appetizers, & to view all of the beautiful art. Restaurant regulars, as well as, art enthusiasts joined the artists to create a lively mix.
I felt especially proud to take part in this event, because I feel so strongly in the integrity of this restaurant. Being a vegan myself, I especially love that there are many options for me as well as for my non-vegetarian family & friends. Co-owner, Karen Masterson (who was kind enough to take a moment to pose for a photo with me), has an impressive history of commitment to social & environmental issues. In Nourish she has brought together all of her passions to create what I hope will be the restaurant standard of the future. Not only is she devoted to local, organic, sustainable products but provides a delicious & diverse menu as well. And on top of all of that, she also supports the art community. What could be a better combination than that?! Thank you Karen for a lovely evening.