Alchemy is an international artist led residency devoted to exploring the synergy between artistic practice and the cooking and sharing of locally cultivated food in a community setting. Founded in 2014, this residency takes place in rural Prince Edward County Ontario, Canada.
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 during Ontario's lush summer season, while also contributing culinary creativity to lively salon style communal dinners.
Shared meals reflect what is available locally in late summer. 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 programmed and co-facilitated by two strong advocates for these ideas:
• Claire M. Tallarico is a trained chef, urban gardener and visual artist passionate about exploring and documenting the intersection between creative practice, communities and 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.
Plans for Alchemy 2018 are now underway.