Tonia Di Risio

Tonia Di Risio

Lumière welcomes Tonia Di Risio as part of a wider Food/Communities Project is coordinated by CBU’s Cooperative Study Club as a way to address issues around food security and community building. The artist is presenting two works, “Handmade Pasta Workshop and Supper,” a free, community event held in Inverness, and a large-scale collage installation for Lumière Art-At-Night. Hear the artist speak about her work as part of Lumière Artist Talks, Friday Sept 22, 6:00-8:00PM at St. Pat’s Museum, 87 Esplanade, Sydney.

Handmade Pasta Workshop and Supper
Wednesday, Sept. 20
Inverness County Centre for the Arts, 16080 Highway 19, Inverness, NS

With the prevalence of cookbooks, food blogs, culinary magazines and celebrity chefs, there exists a growing preoccupation with the consumption of food. Di Risio’s does not claim to present a definitive way to prepare food but rather engage people in intensive discussions and activities about food. Handmade Pasta Workshop will be held from 1:00-3:00PM. Workshop is free but space is limited. Pasta Supper at 6:00PM. All are welcome.
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Untitled, collage installation
Saturday Sept. 23, 7PM-Midnight
Social Salon and Spa, 319 Charlotte St.

Gleaned from the pages of food and design magazines, Di Risio’s collage work consists of fantastical landscapes and interiors that reflect on consumption, home décor and the labour of food preparation. Wrapping around corners and stretching across windows, the work will be installed directly onto the exterior of the Crowell’s building in Sydney.
Multimedia artist, Tonia Di Risio has exhibited across Canada. She is a member of the Red Head Gallery and part of Alchemy, an artist residency devoted to exploring the synergy between art and cooking. A resident of Halifax for 15 years, Di Risio relocated to Ontario in 2012.
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