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 will also offer 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 is a cook, urban gardener and visual artist whose work seeks to define, explore and document the intersections between creative practice, community engagement and the sharing of locally grown food.
• Tonia Di Risio is a visual artist. Her work has developed through ongoing investigations of the growing, making, preserving, celebrating, and sharing of food.