Discovery Gallery - edible insect art & commerce
Open August 26-28 from 9-6 each day, the Discovery Gallery features art and commerce related to edible insects. Entrance is free. In the Welcome Centre, Botanical Gardens, Space for Life, Montreal. Curated by Future Food Salon member, artist, Han Zhang.
Artists, Photographers & Videographers
Future Food Salon Group member, Han Zhang, is partnering with artists Dominique Ferraton and Marjan Verstappen, in the Discovery Gallery as well as at the Montreal Salon.
Like Manna from Heaven, a piece created by Han Zhang and Helen Yung, for the series, is composed of poems about food, written on rice paper from which baskets were cut and hung. We have also been privileged to work with talented and dedicated photographers and videographers, Han Zhang, Michal Labik and Michael Cumming of Ambitious City. In Austin, Hayley Gillespie of Art.Science. Gallery. curated a collection of insect-inspired art for the Austin salon.
Chefs & Cooks
Without chefs, the Future Food Salons are nothing. We work with intrepid and talented chefs, bakers, chocolatiers and cooks. Future Food Salon Group member and Future Food Salon veteran Cookie Martinez has cooked and baked for both the Toronto and New York Salons in this series. In Montreal, she will be joined by guest chefs from around the continent including Montreal-based chefs of Cook Caravan to offer you delectable canapés made of edible insects.
In Austin, chefs Sonya Cote of Eden East, Imani Dabney and Michael Guidry and the chefs from Texas-based How Do You Roll created bug canapés for the Austin Salon. Chef Daniel Holloway of Urban Acorn Catering made the canapés for our Toronto Salon. Baker Emily Breedlove of Texas made chocolate chirp cookies, and chocolatier Fat Turkey Chocolate Company made cricket based chocolates for the Manhattan Salon.
Texas Mead Works meads were sampled in New York, courtesy of Little Herds, and Rosewood Estates Winery provided mead for the Toronto Salon. Treaty Oak Distilling and Lagunitas Brewing Company and Brazos Hall provided libations in Austin.
Volunteers & Staff
The Salons have benefited from the hard work of a number of graduate students, friends, and colleagues who have donated some volunteer time to the Salons. We are grateful to André Luis Marin, Meredith Marin, Bethany Nelson, Marjan Verstappen , Kai Fai Ho, Melina Giannelia, and Stefka Lubenova. We are grateful to the volunteers and staff at the Centre for Social Innovation-Starrett Lehigh, in Manhattan and Gallery 345 in Toronto and to the Litte Herd volunteers in Austin.
Sound & Visual
Atomic Picnic provided stellar sound and visual support for the Austin Salon.
Please contact us for sponsorship options or partnership opportunities for the Montreal Salon. Please get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.