Monday, April 20, 2015
Stitching Together is now in the McKissick Museum's collection!
Last night was wonderful. Steve and I anticipated a great evening. After all, it was the Nat Fuller Feast at the McKissick Museum. We were invited to this elusive meal because my piece, Stitching Together, was on view in the juried show Crafting Civil (War) Conversations. There were several newspaper articles last week, including this paragraph from The State Newspaper:
In March of 1865, Nat Fuller hosted a dinner in Charleston at his renowned restaurant, The Bachelor’s Retreat, that has come to signify the end of the Civil War and the beginning of a new civil order. What makes this dinner, or Fuller’s Feast as it has been nicknamed, unique is that Fuller was a former slave and his guests were made up of white old-Charleston society as well as African-American freedmen. It marked the first time that blacks and whites sat together socially at the table. (Full article.)
The menu included a crab and cabbage cannelloni, Terrine de Foies de Volaille (chicken pate), stuffed quail, potato-rutabaga gratin, red beetroot granite, and roasted Lowcountry cobia, oyster risotto, fried spinach and grapefruit vinaigrette ... plus dessert and champagne. There were mint juleps before the meal, which I tasted and passed on. I don't like bourbon no matter how awesomely smooth everyone said it was! Thus, I was totally sober when the announcement for purchase awards were made. Stitching Together is now part of the museum's permanent collection! I'm totally thrilled! The blog post about this piece is HERE. Plenty more photos too!
Posted by Susan Lenz at 10:50 AM