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Incredible Edibles!

| October 25, 2011 | Parties

EXHIBIT A Talk about a hot tamale train—and a hot ticket. For the Dallas Contemporary’s Legendary fundraising event, acclaimed New York artist Jennifer Rubell produced Made In Texas, a participatory installation featuring seven platforms, each a living scene that reenacted the step-by-step process to create tamales. Seen on-site: Fort Worth’s Mrs. Renfro’s preparing Casa Silguero’s signature salsa recipe, Dallas’ Mozzarella Company making queso Oaxaca and Cardona Foods trucking in 2,000 pounds of tortilla chips for the night. EXHIBIT B Performance and interactive art at its best, the crowd was definitely the beneficiary of the artistic (and delicious!) cornhusk-wrapped final results of Made In Texas. But, even more importantly, the exhibit made visible and celebrated the behind-the-scenes workers in the kitchens, factories and warehouses of Texas businesses. EXHIBIT C More than 400 hungry guests pulled up a seat for the event, chaired by J. Patrick Collins with Robert Hallam Jr. as honorary chairman. Attendees from the Los Angeles, New York and London art worlds also jetted in for the epicurean action, including Stephen Friedman, Perry Rubenstein and Don Rubell, along with a team from Phillips de Pury & Company. Photos by Lisa Stewart


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