Sunday, March 18, 2018

EAT ART : Coming Exhibition @ ArtCentral


artCentral in Carthage presentJosie Mai"EAT ART", a solo artist exhibition featuring original Hand-Rubbed Collages.

Josie Mai of Carthage is Executive Director of Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, as well as a prolific artist and accomplished chef.

The Opening Reception for EAT ART takes place at 6-8 pm, Friday, April 6 at historic Hyde House, 1110 East Thirteenth in Carthage.

The public is invited. Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

Schmidt Associates, P.C., Certified Public Accounts are the generous underwriters for this Exhibition.

GALLERY HOURS: Fridays & Saturdays 12:00-5:00, Sundays 1:00-5:00, All other days call (417) 358-4404 to schedule a visit.

Two workshops will be offered during the Exhibition:

Saturday · 14 April · 10:30 -12     
Saturday · 12 May · 12 noon

For reservations call @ 417·358·4404

Friday, November 24, 2017

New Work: FOOD and COLLAGE

Finally, my cooking AND collage obsessions are coming together! This series is based on my photography of dishes I have cooked. Also moving into more severe abstraction. Feels solid, and something I can do for a long time. 

Shrimp and Asparagus

Chips and Dip

Steak Tacos

Fruit Bowl I
Fruit Bowl II

Thanksgiving Meal

on the menu:

figs, dates, almonds, olives
the family cheeseball
wine and margaritas
shaved vegetable salad
cranberry and pecan relish
roasted pork and garlic
roasted chicken drumsticks and veg
chicken gravy
mashed potatoes
macaroni and cheese
pumpkin and pecan pie

In the Studio: Playing with Food

New Dishes Vol VIII: Fall

slow cooked pulled pork


trader joe's pork gyoza with sauteed spinach

roasted squash with red onion, pom, and wheatberries

falafel, tzatziki, hummus, and spinach salad

dumpling ramen soup

roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas

cast iron pizza

white beans and jalapeno cheddar cornbread

egg over cornbread with hot sauce

goat cheese, fig preserves, and caramelized onion on baguette

Hudson to NYC

After a couple days in Hudson, headed back to the city. Dinner at great med place in Williamsburg where Jen joined us. 

Gorgeousness in the Union Square Green Market. 

Love and oysters with Tylor at L&W Oyster Co.

Alex Guarnaschelli's Butter!

Great, slow meal with Nat and her SO, Michael. So good to get to know him, and see her with him!

Hudson River Valley

Catching up with good friends from graduate school. Nat and Shan picked me up from La Guardia and we headed north. Spent time at Storm King sculpture park walking and talking. Stayed at a charming home a block off Main Street in Hudson. Shopping, strolling, good food and fun.