Meet the Alchemists


"This is why alchemy exists.  So that everyone will search for his treasure, find it, and then want to be better than he was in his former life.  That's what alchemists do.  They show that, when we strive to be better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too." (The Alchemist) 

We are both fortunate and privileged to work and create alongside a talented and committed group of artists and makers each year.  You can visit their work from the links below.  Or read their Testimonials. Or both! 


Claire M. Tallarico

Alchemy founder and coordinator. Claire is a trained chef, urban gardener and visual artist intent on exploring and documenting the intersection between creative practice, community engagement and sharing good food.  


Tonia Di Risio

Alchemy coordinator. Tonia is a visual artist and arts administrator. Her work has developed through ongoing investigations of the growing, making, preserving, celebrating, and sharing of food.