July 09, 2008

The Fruits of Summer at Nectar Desserts

Executive chef Rebekah Pearse of NECTAR DESSERTS takes the freshest of whatever fruits are in season and creates culinary treasures served up for your pleasure. She has invited us back for another textile show for the month of August, 2008 which we have themed featuring the fruits and flowers she uses in her baking of tarts, cakes, desserts, and ice creams.

Lesley Turner and I will provide the fibre creations and we have asked our friend Nancy Dormer to join us this year with her acrylic paintings.

The space is described as an eclectic loft area - it is very comfortable with exposed brick walls and a mishmash of over sized armchairs mixed among modern tables and chairs. It is one of Calgary's few evening destinations for dates or group gatherings which doesn't involve alcohol as the main attraction - although she does offer dessert wines and offers to educate your palate upon pairings with her desserts.

My work, which has kept me tied to my studio for the dog days of summer, is based upon the closeups of five fruits: the strawberry, the lemon, blueberries, apples, and raspberries. I continue to work in only (so far) a slight panic with the hanging on July 31st!

Nectar Dessert - located upstairs at 1216 - 9 Avenue SE, Calgary

Monday to Thursday, 10am - 11pm
Friday to Saturday, 10am – 1am
Sunday, closed

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