Collectors Dinner for Veiled Show
Veiled Collectors Opening Dinner
November 2nd | 6:30pm-9:00pm
Join us for a private pre-opening Collectors Dinner for the Veiled Show at the District Clay Gallery. Proceeds will benefit District Clay's Community Clay! Program for underserved kids.
To celebrate the ancient union of ceramics and food, curator Kelcy Chase Folsom and Chef Katie Aldworth have worked together to fashion a six course meal around different pieces in the Show.
Featuring 10 national ceramic artists, VEILED will disturb, dismay, puzzle, sooth and delight you. All your emotions - including your taste buds - will be engaged in this enticing exploration of violence, sensuality, partisanship, creativity and death.
So be prepared. On this night, food is not an escape, it's an integral part of the Show....
Your Veiled Meal
#1: A precise, soothing and creative hors d'oeuvre
Structural Root Salad a la How to Make a Thumb by Elizabeth King
#2: A carnal and troubling appetizer
Steak Tartare a la Flesh Bags by Vinny Castro
#3: A primitive, reassuring and naive side dish
Hand Meat Pie a la Relief Vase by Jordan McDonald
#4: An ancient, covert and satisfying main dish
Salt Crusted Red Snapper a la Sunday Best by Andres Monzon
#5: A lively, powerless and ironic palate cleanser
Seasonal Sorbet a la Crown by Nick Lenker
#6: An abyss-mal desert
Dark Chocolate Sunken Pudding Cake a la Cradle by Ashley Long
Doors Open: 6 pm
Kelcy Chase Folsom Show Intro and Talk: 6:30-7:00 pm
Dinner: 7:00-9:00 pm
Wine, tax and tip included. $130 suggest donation/person.
Chef Katie Aldworth
Katie cut her teeth at the Tabard Inn where she worked in a catch all job assisting Chef Paul Pelt. From there she went to run the kitchen at Big Bear after which she worked under Chef Cagla Onal at Etto. A long time urban gardener as well, Katie is linked in to the local food community of DC and most of all loves to work with the ingredients our region offers.
Kelcy Chase Folsom was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He received a Masters of Fine Arts degree in ceramics at the University of Colorado Boulder and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ceramics from Georgia State University in Atlanta. He has taught at Alfred University, School of Ceramics; Maryland Institute College of Art; The Corcoran College of Art and Design, University of the Arts and George Washington University. He has participated in residencies at The Clay Studio, Zentrum für Keramik-Berlin, and the Hambidge Center, among others. Folsom is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in Craft/Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University.