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Potluck

08/19/17
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm


East Atrium, Crosstown Concourse
1350 Concourse Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104 United States

Collaborative installation of artist-designed place settings on view in Crosstown Arts’ East Atrium in Crosstown Concourse as part of the Concourse Opening Day Celebration. More than 80 artists are participating (full list below).

At a typical potluck, individuals are asked to contribute a shared food item. But in this case, individuals were invited to bring to the table their individual interpretation of a meal’s structural elements: a place setting.  Altogether, these unique place settings create a large-scale collaborative table-top installation, a collective visual feast.

While a place setting is defined as “a complete set of dishes and cutlery provided for one person at a meal,” these works look beyond a purely literal interpretation of the term. Each place setting personifies its maker.

This installation concept was inspired in part by artist Judy Chicago’s work, The Dinner Party (1979). 

Artists include Nate Renner, Sarah Terry, Erica Qualy, Eric Clausen, Mary Long, Judith Dierkes, Meredith Wilson, Elizabeth Brothers, Breezy Lucia, Nicole Dorsey, Beverly Dorsey, Ethan Taylor, Jan Shivley, Danielle Sierra, Peg Holton, Valerie Shavers, E. Stuart Lacey, Baleigh Kuhar, Zach Kremer, Dale Martin, Paula Kovarik, Mary Jo Karimnia, Jay Etkin, Corie Walker, Carol DeForest, MaryRea Ragghianti, Carrol Harding McTyre, Keysha Warr, Ashley Tew, Wei Chu Su, Katie Maish, Danielle Sumler, Sheri Bancroft, Jonathan May, Valerie Sparks, Christiana Leibovich, Jamin Carter, Aundra McCoy, RahLeeCoh Ishakarah, Bryan Blankenship, Fred Wimmer, Deanna Hamsley, Monica Bushong, Renee Lasater, Erika Roberts, Jin Powell, John Powell, Alex Paulus, Terri Phillips, Kyle Statham, Maria Ferguson, Nicole Miller, Lea Holland, Mary K VanGieson, Danielle Sumler, Rachel McCasky, Miriam Oliphant, Karina Alvarez, Cedar Nordbye, Melissa Dunn, Kevin Sutton, Kimberly Scott, Christian Alene, Sadie Tomes, Zachary Morgan, Jonah Westbrook, Carol Blumthal, Kevin Burge, Katie, Schwehr, Brantley Ellzey, Hannah Coakley, Alisha Wroblewski, Karen Dixon, Alyce Burr, Eric Quick, Chloe York, Luke Ramsey, Cassie Wiegmann, Darla Linerode-Henson, and Mary Vaux Hansen.


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