Dallas’ art and dining worlds collide with these 3 new exhibits

A not-so-secret secret about the restaurant world is that it’s a creative cauldron filled with artistic types, from waiters who are part-time actors to chefs who play guitar. It is no exaggeration to say that some chefs make art in the kitchen.

These three new facilities in Dallas strengthen that enduring link between restaurants and the fine art.

Fairmont Hotel Pop-up
Ember is the name of a pop-up bar located at the Fairmont Hotel, now housed in the hotel’s Artist-in-Residence space at the corner of Akard and Ross streets until September.

Ember is showcasing the work of Deputy Executive Chef Katie Symons, a longtime artist who truly dabbled in painting during the pandemic, specifically painting scenes of Dallas on larger-than-life canvases.

In addition to the art on the walls, Ember will offer a special menu that includes a French onion burger, a bowl of grilled shrimp glass noodles, S’more grilled martini and old-fashioned signature Fairmont Dallas smoked. as well as other drinks created in partnership with the Tupps Brewery, Texas Ale Project and Woodford Reserve Bourbon.

Brad Fuller Exhibition
Most know Brad Fuller as a longtime COO at Al Biernat. It turns out that he is also a painter.

Over the years, Fuller has used his creative eye in many ways, with commissioned illustrations, paintings and design work, including overseeing the architecture and interior design of northern Al Biernat in 2017. When the pandemic struck in 2020, Fuller looked at his work. as a creative outlet and form of meditation. He placed order parts in customer homes, as well as the Blue Bar upstairs in Al Biernat’s North.

Now Fuller presents his art to the public by launching bradfuller.art and showing his work for the first time, at the Patrick Jones Gallery in Dallas’ Design District, where his exhibition will kick off with a reception on Thursday, September 23 from 7 to 10 p.m., featuring drinks and light snacks from Al Biernat’s.

Those interested can register for this connect.

Sculpture in Eataly
Eataly Dallas at the NorthPark Center has installed a new piece by a Dallas artist: Called Due Ellissi Reflector Garden Floral & Formation Sound & Color, it is by Nathan Carter, and will be a permanent exhibit inside Eataly Dallas, where it is hoped that its brilliant kinetic energy will be visible both from the first floor of the Caffè Lavazza as well as from the second floor marketplace. .

The Italian market further embraces its “Patronage of the Arts” theme with a series of art-inspired events. Since March, they have organized the “Art Spotlight” with NorthPark Center, a monthly program bringing together local arts organizations, Italian artists and the art of food and drink.

To present Due Ellissi Reflector Garden Floral & Formation Sound & Color (can we just call it Due Ellisi?), Eataly will host a class at La Scuola di Eataly, their cooking school, with an appearance by Nathan Carter himself on September 18. Attendees will sip Italian wine and sample meats and cheeses as they watch Carter and a chef Eataly prepare some of Carter’s favorite Italian dishes, taste the dishes, and learn about Carter’s inspiration and work.

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