Alchemy is an international artist led residency devoted to exploring the synergy between artistic practice and the cooking and sharing of locally grown food in a community setting. Founded in 2014, this residency takes place each summer in rural Prince Edward County Ontario, Canada. In the Spring of 2019 we also offered a one week residency on Toronto Island - the largest car free community in North America.
Selected artists call upon a variety of mediums ranging from visual arts, sculpture, photography, craft, cooking, performance art, writing or video. Artists create and share their work and practice, while also contributing culinary creativity to lively salon style communal dinners.
Readings and discussions probe the creative intersection of food and art. Guest talks from artists, chefs and winemakers help us better understand the magic and inspiration created by making and sharing art and food.
Alchemy is facilitated by two strong advocates for these ideas: Claire M. Tallarico and Tonia Di Risio.
To meet Claire and Tonia and the 40 plus artists who have contributed to our collaborative efforts to date, visit the next section.
Alchemists Claire M. Tallarico and Deborah Margo received an Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Grant to support their collaborative participation in Alchemy 2018’s Hillier Hall Open House event, Many thanks to the OAC for their invaluable help.
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Summer Alchemy: 9 - 20 August 2019 in Hillier, Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada.