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Sculptures That Cook!

Please join me and a group of artists as we bring you the "Ultra Pro Festival" - Sculptures that Cook.
Participating artists will create a sculpture that can function as a working outdoor cooking appliance. During the festival each sculpture will cook a dish of food prepared by the artist.

Ultra-Pro: Sculptures That Cook
June 25, 2016 Saturday at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Fields Sculpture Park
The Art Omi International Arts Center
59 Letter St Rd, Ghent, New York 12075
www.artomi.org

Organized by Art Omi Artist Residency alum Michael Tong. Michael has invited a group of artists to create working grills, smokers and ovens for an afternoon barbecue event. Local farms are contributing delicious grill-able foods and locally produced condiments. Select local chefs are invited to collaborate with artists on recipes and participate in judging.

Artists include: Matt Bua, DeWitt Godfrey, Tim Davis, Dan Devine, Tim Freccia, Emily Hassell, Wennie Huang, Abel Ramirez, Andrew Robinson, William Stone, Michael Tong, Mark Wasserbach, Jason Wycoff and more!

Free and open to the public.

A collaboration with artisans in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Andrew Cornell Robinson was invited to work on a project in Haiti. As part of a project with Urban Zen and Parsons, Andrew Cornell Robinson helped plan and create a ceramics studio in Haiti where he worked with local makers and lead a sereis of ceramic and design strategies workshops.

The Urban Zen Foundation, founded by fashion designer Donna Karan, along with Haitian artisan and businesswoman Paula Coles and The New School’s Parsons School of Design, announce the creation of The DOT center (Design, Organization and Training), a new artisan vocational training center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The launch of the Center is a significant part of Karan’s commitment to President Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative to bring vocational education to Haiti.