Edible art shows promises to delight

Published 6:37 am Friday, February 11, 2011

Once again, it’s time for the Incredible Edible Art Show and some folks are licking their chops to get through the door.

“It’s art that you can eat and those who have attended the previous shows know what a fantastic show the Edible Art Show is,” said Richard Metzger, executive director of the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center. “This year’s show is on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at The Studio on East Walnut Street in downtown Troy. It will be the Sixth Annual Edible Art Show, which is a fundraiser for the arts center and the Troy Arts Council and is sponsored by the Troy University College of Communication and Fine Arts.”

Metzger said the Edible Art Show is the brainchild of Dr. Maryjo Cochran, dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts.

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“Dr. Cochran’s idea was to invite those with an interest in culinary art to be creative and come up with a work of art that would be as pleasing to the palate as it is to the eye.”

In years past, many of the works of Edible Art have come from Troy University faculty members and students. But the competition is open to anyone who has culinary creativity.

There are no hard and fast rules for entries in the Edible Art Show but Metzger said that, historically, the entries have been 90 percent edible art.

Set up for the show is from 5 until 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 with the Edible Art Show from 6:30 until 8 p.m.

“There is no entry fee but, if the ‘artist’ wants to attend the show, he or she will need to purchase a ticket,” Metzger said.

The Edible Art Show is a juried show and after the winners are announced, those in attendance will be invited to devour the show.

“The Edible Art Show is always a lot of fun,” Metzger said. “I’m proud that I won’t have to be a judge because it will be difficult to pick from among the creative and fun entries.”

The Troy University Musical Theater Company will provide entertainment and soft drinks and works of art will be the refreshments.

“In the past, we’ve had some incredible works of edible art,” Metzger said. “One that comes to mind was a computer with a keyboard and mouse. We never know what to expect except to expect a great show.”

Tickets for the Edible Art Show are $15 per person or $25 for couples.

Tickets are available at the Johnson Center for the Arts on East Walnut Street.