Front of the House: Dining Together in Objects & Images


Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce its newest gallery exhibition entitled Front of the House: Dining Together in Objects & Image, on view in the Center’s gallery June 16-July 23, 2017.

Front of the House — restaurant lingo for where guests are seated — presents serving ware and art created by American artists that are fit for the table, or represent gathering to share a meal. The exhibition was juried by Amy Kurtz Lansing, Curator, Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

Included in the exhibition are works by 33 artists from across the country, including pottery, utensils, paintings, drawings and photographs. Juror Lansing selected pieces that relate the sharing of food and drink in communal settings; that celebrate cookware and dishes that bring a meal into existence, and serve as its stage when presented to diners; and that bring joy through their use and their appearance, setting a mood and enhancing the character of the space they are in—what she calls “a very ‘front of the house’ appreciation for what tableware can do.” 

The opening reception is free and open to all, on Friday, June 16, from 5-7. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm and Sunday 12-4pm. The exhibit and the opening reception are free and open to the public.

For more information, call 203.453.5947.