Guilford, CT —Guilford Art Center announces a book signing event with Jacques Pepin on Sunday, December 16, from 2-4pm in the Artistry Shop at the Center. The renowned chef and artist will be signing copies of his latest book Menus: Book for Your Meals and Memories, which has just been chosen as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things for 2018. This event is free and open to the public.
Menus is an illustrated journal to record celebrations and gatherings, with paintings by the legendary chef and artist. The book is modeled on the hand-illustrated journals Pepin has created for the past fifty years, keeping track of what he cooked for celebratory meals with family and friends. With this book, you can commemorate your own meals on pages with charmingly designed borders, as well as record guests’ names and comments, as both an entertaining “diary” and archive of memorable gatherings.
Copies of Menus will be available for purchase at the event.
The book signing coincides with Guilford Art Center’s Artistry holiday shopping event, which features handmade works in all media by more than 200 American artisans. It is a festive place to complete holiday shopping while also supporting artists and the Guilford Art Center.
Artistry hours are:
Monday through Friday 9am-5:30pm, Thursday 9am-8pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12-5pm.
Guilford Art Center is located at 411 Church Street, Guilford, Connecticut (exit 58 off I-95). For more information call 203-453-5947 or contact www.guilfordartcenter.org.
About Guilford Art Center
The Guilford Art Center is a non-profit school, shop and gallery established to nurture and support excellence in the arts. Through classes for adults and children, gallery programs, a shop of contemporary crafts, and special events, the Center fulfills its mission to provide opportunities for the public to participate in the arts, to experience their cultural and historical diversity, and to appreciate the process and product of creative work. It receives support from the Connecticut Dept. of Economic and Community Development. Founded in 1967 (as the Guilford Handcraft Center), the Center evolved from the first Handcraft Expo, held on the Guilford Green in 1957. It currently serves over 2,000 students in classes, presents juried and invitational exhibits of art in the Center’s gallery and operates a shop of fine, handmade American crafts year-round. The Center also presents the Craft Expo, held on the Guilford Green each year in July, that features works by more than 180 of the country’s most distinguished artisans and is a much-anticipated annual event for the shoreline community.