Back by popular demand! MCA Santa Barbara announces its new artist/chef Crave line-up for Spring 2014.

Rebecca Klapper
(805) 966-5373 x104

For Immediate Release.


Saturday, April 19, 7 pm: Diana Puntar, Deflowered & Devoured/Stigma & Style
Saturday, June 28, 7 pm: Penelope Gottlieb, The Night the Forest Spoke

at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, 653 Paseo Nuevo, Upper Arts Terrace

Back by popular demand! MCA Santa Barbara announces its new artist/chef Crave line-up for Spring 2014.


From right to left: Crave: Dia de los Muertos, 2012; Crave: Clean Slate Dinner, 2013

An innovative and dynamic form of aesthetic hospitality, Crave: Art, Food, & Social Experience comprises a series of artist-orchestrated, themed events in collaboration with local chefs known for their distinctive culinary styles. From still-life paintings of Renaissance feasts to Rirkrit Tiravanija’s contemporary art performances involving Thai cuisine, artist have long used food to explore ideas and encourage engagement. Now more than ever, the politics of how and what we eat are ripe to be examined through the artistic lens.

San Luis Obispo-based artist Diana Puntar presents Crave: Deflowered & Devoured/Stigma & Style, kicking off the 2014 season of this one-night only Crave experience. The evening will include an exotic five-course meal featuring symbolic aphrodisiacs, such as basil, oysters, figs, and honey. An immersive art installation and a performance by artists Julie Tolentino and Stosh Fila Puntar create a one of a kind art and food event. Puntar will be working with local chef Edie Robertson to create the enticing menu for this unique evening.

With elements of sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell coming together to produce intimate exchanges between culinary and visual nourishment, Santa Barbara-based artist Penelope Gottlieb creates the second iteration of the 2014 Crave season with The Night the Forest Spoke. Gottlieb will produce an earthly delight with flora-inspired dishes and cocktails blended with her unique, artistic sensibility. Gottlieb will be working with head chef Justin West of Julienne to create a divine menu for this one night only experience.

Wine will be provided by our generous sponsor, Buttonwood Winery.


Per event: $240 MCASB Members / $260 Non-members

Space is limited! For tickets, contact Antara Hunter at or call 805.319.7980



About Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara:
The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) is a non-profit, non-collecting museum dedicated to the exhibition, education, and cultivation of the arts of our time. Formerly Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF), MCASB is the premier venue for contemporary art between Los Angeles and San Francisco. MCASB is located at the Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center Upper Arts Terrace in downtown Santa Barbara, CA. Visit our second location, MCASB Satellite @ Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara at 121 State Street.

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