Friday, October 21, 2011

The Art of Tablesetting

The Rahr-West Museum/mansion has a lot to offer to the community and I take advantage of a few things. Several months ago we attended Sputnik fest and I often take my grandsons once a month to do art projects. Sometimes I'm even able to sneak in a look at the current display. This month it's the Art of Table settings. At first I didn't think of place settings as art.......but as you will see here, it clearly is. The table in the foreground is "Lunch with Andy (Warhol)". Each participant is asked to write about their theme, what they are trying to portray, inspiration, etc. There is a waiting list for those who wish to have a table.

"THE SONG OF SOLOMON....come hither my love"

My photos don't do justice to the tables..................sorry. I wanted to take photos of all.

This one is "Inspired by Oxidation".

"Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War"

"Artist in Africa" was done by a woman in my book club.

Some tables were very 'conventional' and proper with good china and silverware and others were clearly artistic interpretations. I enjoyed each and every one!

"A Dinner That's Out of This World" was inspired by "Star Trek" .

""A Loaf of Bread and Thou" based on the DaVinci print.

"Capturing Moments", the photographer enjoys a working lunch.

In the background "I Scream, You Scream" is based on a 50's ice cream parlor. The foreground is an "Homage to an Abstract Expression."

"Zen Japanese Rock Garden"

"Christmas Makes Me Feel Bubbly".

I love this whimsical display.

"The Berry Pickers' Picnic"

I love the shabby chic feel to this.

Forty- six table settings are on display for roughly 2 weeks. I made sure I had time to visit this exhibit because I've missed it for the past several years and always love it.

Can you tell that "Table on the Tailgate" was done by a man? I just love people who have an imagination!

I hope you enjoyed this visit to the museum with me. Did I mention that I LOVED every single table???? Thanks for coming along!