About The Program
Back by popular demand, join us for an unparalleled dining experience in the gallery at the SCA creatively curated to celebrate Jeffrey Augustine Songco’s exhibition, Mr. Society of 23. Co-created by esteemed chef and level 3 Sommelier, and former SCA Creative Fellow, Mindy Trafman, this intimate dinner experience thoughtfully weaves together the wonders of both visual and culinary arts.
The menu is consciously crafted to reflect the artist’s current work and themes with fresh and inventive dishes and drinks. Dinners include 5-courses of unique and seasonal flavors and are perfectly paired with hand-selected wines.
During dinner, guests will enjoy sharing stories directly with a professional artist and other guests. Conversations will be sparked and influenced by the topics covered in Jeffrey’s work, and are sure to delightfully accompany your meal.
Must be 21+ years of age to attend.
Mindy Trafman is an acclaimed chef and owner of Somm & Seeds catering company. Her past work includes Isabel’s Market + Eatery and Coast 236. Working as a chef, level 3 sommelier and educator, Mindy brings a wealth of knowledge and culinary experience to the table!
Jeffrey Augustine Songco
Jeffrey Augustine Songco (b. 1983) is a multidisciplinary artist. Born and raised in New Jersey to devout Catholic Filipino immigrants, his artistic identity developed at a young age with training in classical ballet, voice, and musical theater. He holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. His artwork has been exhibited throughout the USA including Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in Seattle, SPRING/BREAK Art Show in New York City, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. He is featured in the publication Queering Contemporary Asian American Art, and his own writings have appeared in Art21 Blog, Bad at Sports, HuffPost, and Hyperallergic. He resides in Allendale, Michigan.