Two remarkable artists will join forces on August 13, 2013 for a memorable evening of cuisine and art benefiting education and the arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Emmi Whitehorse is a contemporary Native American painter who draws her inspiration from nature. Her luminous abstract landscapes have a meditative quality and suggest air, space, water, and light. Tracy Ritter’s creations in food have taken her all over the world and won many awards. She is culinary director of the Santa Fe School of Cooking. At the Artist’s Table, held at the Santa Fe School of Cooking, will feature Whitehorse’s work, Ritter’s cuisine, and conversations with both for 60 lucky guests.
The intimate nature of the event will allow personal interaction with both the artist and the chef. They will each make presentations about their work. As a special gift, guests will receive a signed, limited edition original work of art by Whitehorse. Ritter plans a bountiful menu that honors Whitehorse’s Navajo heritage and devotion to nature by using indigenous ingredients that are both tasty and beautiful. The event takes place during one of the most exciting weeks of the year for art lovers. Indian Market, August 16-18, is Santa Fe’s biggest annual event, held outdoors on the historic Plaza. More than 1,000 Native American artists from all over North America are in town that week doing workshops, appearing at gallery shows, and showing an array of breathtaking art at the juried market.
Emmi Whitehorse was born in Crownpoint, New Mexico and holds both BA and master’s degrees from the University of New Mexico. Her work has been shown in galleries and museums all over the world. Her Santa Fe gallery is Chiaroscuro Gallery. Tracy Ritter has professional degrees from The French Culinary Institute and the International Pastry Arts Center, among others. She has owned restaurants, trained chefs, appeared on national television programs, been featured in magazines, and been guest chef twice at the James Beard House in New York City.
The At the Artist’s Table dinner will benefit two worthy Santa Fe organizations. The Partners in Education Foundation for the Santa Fe Public Schools supports local teachers and students. The Santa Fe Arts Commissions’ Artist Exhibit and Education Program nurtures and supports Santa Fe’s unique artistic and cultural heritage.
Tickets for the dinner are $250 per person and limited to only 60 guests. La Fonda on the Plaza, a historic hotel in downtown Santa Fe, offers a special room rate of $179 per night for visitors who wish to attend At the Artist’s Table. Online at www.lafondasantafe.com, use the promotion code ARTABLE when booking to secure the discount. For more information and images, visit www.attheartiststable.org. To reserve tickets for this very special evening, go to www.attheartiststable.eventbrite.com