Curated by professional chef + level 3 Sommelier Mindy Trafman
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 Ruth’s life.
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 winter exhibition artist Ruth Crowe.
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.
Winter Exhibition A Journal Project by Ruth Crowe
Michigan-based mixed media artist Ruth Crowe debuts a uniquely personal and heartily relatable collection of layered stories inspired by 40 years worth of her own journal entries. Ruth’s collection of nearly 80 journals contain words, thoughts, fears, comic strips, doodles, motivational sayings, poems, letters, pictures, joys and much angst. In the entries she saved, Ruth reminisces on years of bigotry, injustice, trauma, relationships, celebrations and learnings that she experiences. Ruth’s stories, though deeply hers, are also many other people’s stories. This new body of over 30 works celebrates and reflects the essence of what it means to be a human; a visual culmination of the bad to the good, the mundane and the monumental events – they all shape us into the person we are. The Journal Project is a powerful and tender example of how art and storytelling can allow for communal healing.
2023 Creative Fellow - 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!