Monday, December 9, 2013

Craig McCudden Running with the Parliament Scratchboard for Evolution at Merel Gallery Preview

Today's art preview and food pairing for the upcoming Evolution show at Merel Gallery this Friday features the work of Craig McCudden and his amazing scratchboard art.

 "Running with the Parliament" is 24 x 18 piece of original art on scratchboard. Craig put in more than 100 hour in creating this beauty. In case you're wondering a group of Owls is called a parliament, which I did not know until I looked it up.

Brian Merel is using the art as inspiration to create food for the evenings at the gallery. Here is Brian's story and food pairing:

"At the top of the southern wilderness's predatory food chain near the middle of the 23rd Century, the Dire Wowls used their infamously brutal tactics to savage their favorite prey, the elusive and lethal Corn Horning Shrig."

The food pairing is Bacon laced shrimp with roasted corn jalapeƱo puree and chive oil. Craig is a huge fan of bacon so there had to be some in the dish.

Evolution opens Friday in Chicago tickets can be purchased at the Merel Gallery Website

Please join Brian along with Tim Doyle, James Flames, David Welker and Brin Levinson this weekend. Artist will be in attendance Friday and Saturday

Blackbird Gallery & Frame
4428 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 290-8617

Friday, December 13th
VIP Admittance: 5:45 PM
General Admission: 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 14th
6PM- whenever you leave

Sunday, December 15th***

***This day is FREE to the public but WILL NOT have food, drinks, etc. Its a day to look around again, pick up the art you've purchased, make framing arrangements and anything else that comes up.

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