Saturday, January 26, 2008

A Vegetarian Friendly Animal Dinner!

Friday, January 25th Like the Spice hosted the latest in its monthly dinner series, the Animal Dinner. Mariyam Nayeri catered the event for a great crowd. The food was delectable from the apple and fennel salad to the sea bass with salsa verde and the chestnut honey pear upside down cake.

Adding to the enjoyment of the evening were Allison Edge and Tatiana Kronberg who each talked about their pieces in Deer Art, why they are drawn to animal imagery and why they think so many artists are using animals in their work at the moment.

Capping it all off was Sharita Star who told us about Chinese astrology's use of animal symbolism, made predictions for a few lucky guests and told us about the coming year based on both Chinese and Western astrology.

Pernod, sponsor of our dinner series, was there again pouring delicious cocktails including Absinthe Minded, a crowd favorite. There was even Pernod dessert made by Mariyam...Pernod affogato with espresso!

In the end it was a wonderful and stimulating evening. Join us for a future dinner and you'll see for yourself how truly wonderful these events are.

Ain't No Party Like A Puppet Party.

As a part of January's Williamsburg Every Second, where galleries in the Williamsburg Gallery Association stay open late on the second Friday of the month to host parties and events, Like the Spice was psyched to host the Castle Critters. These fuzzy trouble makers and their ringleader David Marin entertained and informed gallery visitors as they visited Deer Art: Animal Imagery in Contemporary Art. (Show closing February 3rd...don't miss it!)

We learned about puppet performance, showmanship and a little about life. Then the puppets rocked a little to some of their favorites including Lou Reed, Christina Aguilera, Macy Gray and The Eagles. Not a bad range for felt and craft fur! Check out the video of some of their performances.