About the Class
Curated by professional chef + level 3 Sommelier Mindy Trafman
Featuring exhibition artist Paloma Núñez-Regueiro
Limited seats available
Back by popular demand, enjoy an unparalleled dinner experience in the gallery at the SCA expertly assembled to celebrate the different phases of Paloma’s life and works.
A boutique dinner in the Gallery at the SCA co-created by esteemed chef and level 3 Sommelier – SCA’s 2023 Creative Fellow Mindy Trafman. These intimate dine-in experiences weave together the wonders and delights of culinary and visual arts, community, and traditions. Each dinner features a special guest, this dinner featuring our summer exhibition artist Paloma Núñez-Regueiro.
The menu is carefully curated to reflect our artists’ roots and traditions with inventive dishes and drinks. Dinners include 6-courses of unique plates and are expertly paired with flavorful cocktails/mocktails and beautiful wines.
During dinner, guests will enjoy sharing stories directly with the professional artist and other guests. Conversations will be sparked and influenced by the topics covered in the artists’ work. This one of a kind evening will include personalized flavors inspired by history, culture, family, nature, and art – with food at its core.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Our summer exhibition artist, Paloma, is a printmaker and a maker of things who enjoys drawing, painting, mixed media, and fibers. Born in Lima, Peru to a mother who is Mexican and a father who is Chinese-Peruvian, she moved to Mexico because of the guerrilla wars in Peru when she was 9. In Mexico she grew up in close proximity to her aunt, who was a stained glass artist. Her aunt always told her she was an artist, and that is how Paloma began dreaming of making art for a living.
Paloma attended art college in Mexico at Facultad de Artes Plásticas (College of Arts) in Xalapa, Veracruz. This was where she was first introduced to printmaking. She later earned her BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a double major in painting and printmaking.
Paloma’s work is closely related to her experiences of living abroad– the impermanence, the precarious construction of one’s present and even less of the future. It’s about starting over with whatever is at hand, and about the rootlessness of the ones who move from place to place.
SCA Creative Fellow Chef Mindy Trafman
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!