Aventine and ArtWalk to Host “Art a la Carte” Every First Sunday Starting April 7th

April 01, 2013

Every first Sunday of the month, beginning April 7th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the art and food worlds will come together for Art a la Carte at the Aventine, home to Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House, The Melting Pot and Cafe Japengo. The monthly pop-up art series is produced in partnership with ArtWalk San Diego, producer of San Diego’s original fine art festivals, including Mission Federal ArtWalk on April 27th and 28th in Little Italy and ArtWalk @NTC Liberty Station on August 24th and 25th.

Foodies and art lovers are invited to come together to immerse themselves in San Diego’s thriving fine art and dining scene. The intimate street festival-inspired event will showcase the work of noted artists, performers and musicians. Patrons of the Aventine’s restaurants can stroll along the lifestyle center’s “restaurant row,” take in the sights and sounds and then stop in to the eateries to enjoy happy hour and restaurant specials. Restaurant reservations are strongly recommended.

The Aventine complex in La Jolla
“We’re excited to add this element of entertainment to the Aventine,” said Travis Gorzeman, manager of the Aventine. “And, we are proud to partner with ArtWalk to present this creative Sunday evening experience.”

Featured Artists and Performers for Sunday, April 7:

·         Tom Griesgraber—One of the few full-time Chapman Stick players in the world, his music and skill on his unusual 12-string guitar/bass/synth hybrid mesmerizes audiences and music industry pros alike.

·         Christopher M.—A painter of chefs: Christopher M.’s paintings capture the foodie scene, focusing on food and the artistry of the chefs who create it.

·         Duke Windsor—His latest works are acrylic and mixed media abstract paintings inspired by the theme of “Men at Work.”

·         Mark Jesinoski—An abstract painter who focuses on the theme of water as a metaphor for change.

·         Moni Blom—The creator of one-of-a-kind stoneware sculptures and wall pieces.

·         Shay Davis—Through his complex paintings, he provides powerful emotional responses to a world of real and fantasy stimuli.

·         Todd Howe—A painter who uses bold color and lots of detail to transport the viewer to another place.

·         Michael Flohr—With a painting style called “urban impressionism,” Michael is truly a rising star of the art world.

·         Norm Daniels—Inspired by Southern California, he is known for his “plein air” paintings of surfing scenes and familiar San Diego sights.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Aventine to showcase art and fine dining in the same venue,” said Sandi Cottrell, managing director of the Mission Federal ArtWalk and ArtWalk @NTC Liberty Station. “Artists will be on hand, creating their artwork before your eyes. Guests are encouraged to interact with the artists in this perfect backdrop for art, music and food. Art a la Carte is a preview of Mission Federal ArtWalk featuring some of our festival’s top artists alongside the unforgettable sounds of Tom Griesgraber’s music.”

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