For Immediate Release: The Artist Sustainability Project Presents - The Red Herring

Coming Soon... Drawing attention to recession times the piece is called “The Red Herring: cé nest pas un a restaurant,” inspired by the Magritte painting, “This is not a pipe.” In a time when we are all talking about creating jobs, the work is a performative sculpture activated by the patrons, presented in a five-course restaurant style experience including video and live character actors.

The Red Herring takes us to the dinner table, a place that brings people together; an environment that can encourage some of the best creative solutions. As a visual artist who holds a deep love for food and cooking, I aim to alter the context of the restaurant experience through a visual free verse. By creating an opportunity to collaborate creatively with my community though both food and art I hope to reinvent modes of survival and shift perspectives about the current economic situation.

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$200 Prix Fix Menu Paired With Wine For Two


Venetian-style sweet and sour sardines with raisons, onions, and pine nuts marinated in a vinaigrette over night and served with chewy crusty bread


Thick cut maple smoked bacon wrapped Iranian dates


Mixed greens, baby spinach, pears, fresh berries, walnuts, red wine soaked onion, and sherry vinaigrette garnished with crumbled goat cheese and black sesame seeds


Beef tenderlion braised in red wine, garlic, onions, and a bouquet garni, with pearl onions and mushrooms served on a bed of handmade pasta garnished with fresh herbs


A choux pastry cut in half and filled with vanilla bean ice cream topped with chocolate sauce and pistachios


As always, there will be a personalized art object made exclusively for The Hideaway Patrons.

Hope to see you there!


All funds support Space Invader: An Artist Sustainability Project

The Hideaway pays for rent, utilities, and food costs for the Artist Sustainability Project

Friday, January 1, 2010

Space Invader: An Artist Sustainability Project

The Hideaway; facilitates the Space Invader Program: An Artist Sustainability Project the experience is one that is constantly evolving, the first incarnation of the restaurant was a food delivery service in Asheville, NC, acquiring over 70 patrons in the first week nearly 200 patrons in the first month.

Once I acquire 250 patrons in Kansas City I will be able to give a $1000 grant to a local artist each month along with access to a studio and two assistants, a materials budget, and free food. Their task is to create an art object in edition of 250. The art objects given to the Hideaway Patrons expands the artist’s network and introduces them to potential collectors. It also helps to get the fire going presenting the idea of multiples to the artist and how they can get “the art” to the people. I think all artists should be printmakers; it opens them up to a broad collector base, which is a key to "sustaining" an artistic lifestyle.

In addition to the twelve mini-residencies to local artists, once a year an artist in residence will receive a furnished apartment near downtown and the use of a large studio for 11 weeks as well as an opportunity to exhibit their work in the gallery at the end of their stay. The residency is designed to provide the artist an inspiring and supportive environment for individual and /or collaborative new work.

The Space Invader Artist in Residence Program is intended to foster artistic development and support arts education in the Crossroads Arts District of downtown Kansas City.

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