Second Saturday Event: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 7-10pm
Featuring interactive and edible artworks, music by DJ Ding Dong, and Creative Station, free all-ages art activities in our Studio 2 Classroom
Exhibition Dates: April 10-27, 2013
Curated by Victoria Mara Heilweil

Food can be seductive, nurturing and toxic; it has the power to evoke personal memories and cultural identity; it is political and historical; but it is always temporal. Edible, living things are constantly in flux. When growing food, its form changes over time from seed to plant. In cooking we often combine or alter the physical state of ingredients, and in digestion food becomes nutrients and waste products. Food is not stable, and unless it has been transformed it will not last.

Edible Ephemera examines the fleeting nature of food through art that engages our visual, olfactory and textural senses. Each artist uses ingestibles as initial source material, and then through processes such as alchemy, preservation and documentation, reimagines them in a more permanent state. The finished artwork utilizes transmutation while simultaneously retaining the essence of the original food.

Participating Artists
Lynne-Rachel Altman
Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik
Victoria DeBlassie
Christine Elfman
Julia Goodman
Larissa Erin Greer
Adrienne Keahi Pao
Phil Ross
Paolo Salvagione
Leonard Suryajaya
Claudia Tennyson
Rene Yung
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 2 pm – 6 pm

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Root Division is a visual arts non-profit located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Root Division's mission is to improve appreciation and access to the visual arts by connecting personal inspiration and community participation. We provide subsidized studio space to working artists in exchange for their service in creating shared learning opportunities for the community. Artists develop creatively and professionally by teaching art to underserved youth, leading adult education classes, and producing exhibitions that showcase local emerging artwork. By combining multiple opportunities for creative exchange, Root Division cultivates an artistic ecosystem that enriches life throughout the Bay Area.

Root Division is supported in part by grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts / ArtWorks, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Grants for the Arts: San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, San Francisco Arts Commission / Cultural Equity Grants, Crescent Porter Hale Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, W A Gerbode Foundation, and Art4Moore.