The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum hosted a magical outdoor event on Friday evening. Entitled “Aldrich Artists at the Table”, this is an annual event not to be missed.
This year’s dinner highlighted the work of artist Lucia Hierro whose exhibition Marginal costs is currently visible at the Museum.
Guests arriving at 6 p.m. are invited to explore the indoor exhibits before heading outside for exclusive cocktails and craft beers served in the quaint rustic bar at Litchfield Distillery. Nature, live music (via acoustic guitars), hot stone fireplaces, and the work of exhibiting artist Tim Prentice, served as the backdrop to mingle with Aldrich’s curators, artists and guests.
A locally sourced three-course dinner prepared by the Museum’s culinary partner Hayfields Market Catering was served to guests who were seated at long farm tables adorned with bouquets of wildflowers.
Artist Lucia Hierro collaborated with Hayfields to prepare a special Dominican dessert inspired by one of the works featured in her exhibition. Guests were given a menu card with a specially designed piece of art by Hierro to take home.
As night fell, the white lights added a warm glow to the sculpture garden as guests sipped wine and struck up a conversation.
The product of Aldrich’s artists at the table helped support The Aldrich’s exhibition program, which provides a platform for emerging and under-recognized artists.
Be on the lookout for future Aldrich Artists at the Table events!
* Images courtesy of The Aldrich