Virtual Cocktails & Conversation with Nick DeFordSeptember 28, 2021 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Artist Nick DeFord leads an insightful conversation inspired by his experience working in collage, using text, memorabilia, cartography, embroidery, and other elements “altered to examine the relationship of identity, space, and place.” DeFord is the program director and instructor at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg. His talk relates to the current KMA exhibition Under Construction: Collage Art from The Mint Museum.
Featured Cocktail Recipe: The Queen Charlotte
Inspired by a work from Under Construction, Charlotte’s Charlotte (2009) by Ken Aptekar, this drink also references the 18th century British queen for whom the city of Charlotte was named and home to The Mint Museum. The artist draws on art history, taking famous works from the past and reconnects them to the present day. Charlotte’s Charlotte was a collaborative project with The Mint Museum and the people of Charlotte to find out what Queen Charlotte meant to the community and if knowing more about her racial heritage made a difference. Apteker incorporates their reactions into the artwork with text layered over images of Queen Charlotte based off a portrait from The Mint’s collection. The cocktail takes a spin, too, on something familiar and adds a contemporary perspective to create layers of flavor.
2 ounces red wine
1 ounce Grenadine
Mint for garnish
Pour the red wine and Grenadine into a tall tumbler glass over ice cubes. Fill the rest with the soda. Add mint for garnish. Enjoy!
This recipe is intended for those of legal drinking age 21 and up, please drink responsibly.