Feast Your Eyes

Celebrating the Food of the South

Coming June 10, the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is celebrating our Southern culinary heritage with the new exhibit, Feast Your Eyes: Celebrating the Food of the South.

Food and beverage icons, peculiar and particular to the South, will be examined with works in an expansive variety of two- and three-dimensional media. These objects—more than 100 works created by 58 artists, some historic and many contemporary—will invite viewers to explore the confluence of the three distinct foodways (Native American, African and European).

Pictured here are just a few of the images you will find. Feast Your Eyes: Celebrating the Food of the South will be on exhibit at the art museum June 10 through September 17, 2017.

1. Lowcountry Oyster Roast, Elaine Coffee; 2. Southern Still Life, Kyle Keeter; 3. A Toast to Burning Desires: Just Desserts, Shalene Valenzuela; 4. Boiled Peanuts, Ann Caudle; 5. Hot, Smeared and Melted, Denise Stewart-Sanabria; 6. Sweet Success, Mandy Johnson; 7. Little Thump Queen, Meryl Truett; 8. Picking Green Beans, Brian Kuehn; 9. North Carolina’s Great Contribution, Rachel Campbell; and 10. Oysters on the Half Shell, Michael Harrell

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PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF FRANKLIN G. BURROUGHS-SIMEON B. CHAPIN ART MUSEUM