Monday, February 17, 2014

2/17 CAROL FENSTER - GLUTEN-FREE 101, ELIZABETH SHATNER, ART IN BLOOM 2014

CAROL FENSTER - GLUTEN-FREE 101: THE ESSENTIAL BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO EASY GLUTEN-FREE COOKING

It can be upsetting and overwhelming to learn that you can’t eat gluten, or that you need to cook for someone who can’t. Gluten-Free 101 is the guide to help make the transition a simple and positive change. It explains how to select and work with the best g-free foods from a now extensive (and sometimes confusing) product shelf, how to continue eating healthfully, and how to master basic gluten-free cooking techniques, such as cooking g-free pasta and rolling g-free dough. There are 175 simple recipes for everyday favorites like pancakes, pizza, fried chicken, sandwich bread, and cupcakes, with more than twenty-five beautiful recipe photos. Going gluten-free can be fun and delicious!

ABOUT CAROL: Carol Fenster is the author of 10 gluten-free cookbooks for those with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, including 100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes (Wiley, 2010—one of the Denver Post’s “2010 Best Cookbooks” and Natural Solutions magazine’s “Top 12 Cookbooks from 2010”) and the award-winning 1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes (Wiley, 2008). Her 10th cookbook,125 Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes (Avery/Penguin Group) published in July, 2011, is available wherever books are sold.

She was recently inducted into the invitation-only Les Dames d’ Escoffier and taught gluten-free cooking classes at the famed Rancho La Puerta Spa and Resort in Mexico. She offers a weekly gluten-free online cookbook at www.GfreeCuisine.com. She develops the gluten-free products for industry leader Bob’s Red Mill and appears on PBS, the Health Network as well as many radio, newspaper, and web sites. She is a spokesperson for the United Sorghum Checkoff and has been a guest speaker at the American Dietetic Association, Canadian Dietetic Association, International Association of Culinary Professionals, Whole Grains Council, Disney, National Product Expo, FoodEX in Tokyo, and the Institute for Biophysics and Genetics in Italy.

She is the former associate food editor at Living Without magazine, and her articles, recipes, quotes, photos, and reviews of her books appear in USA Today, Saturday Evening Post, Reader’s Digest, New York Times, Washington Post, Woman’s World, Vegetarian Times, Delicious Living, Today’s Dietitian, Living Without, Gluten-Free Living, Energy Times, Better Nutrition, Taste for Life, Women’s Health, Yoga Journal, and Edible Front Range. She is a member of the Gluten Intolerance Group, Celiac Disease Foundation, and American Celiac Disease Alliance.


ELIZABETH SHATNER – ARTIST, ART IN BLOOM 2014

Art in Bloom will be at the University of Kentucky Art Museum on Feb 21,22 and 23. Art in Bloom is an annual fundraiser event that celebrates the tradition of floral works in art. Floral designers create 50 unique floral arrangements inspired by 50 of the art pieces in the museum. The fundraising weekend includes dinners, performances, cocktail parties and auctions to raise funds for the Museum's educational programs.

For the past 13 years, the Museum has chosen a painter to be the Signature Artist, whose work represents the theme of that year's show. 2014 is the first year that they have chosen to feature a photographer (Elizabeth Shatner) as the Signature Artist. Her piece, "Crystal Light 5" (see attached) , a photo of a dried orchid bloom that uses only 100% natural light, is on the press and promotional material for the show.

Elizabeth has two special pieces showing next weekend. One is a large canvas print of Crystal Light 5, which she has donated to the Museum and will be auctioned off live on Friday night to raise funds for the museum. he second is a special installation: An 11-foot-tall digital projection of Crystal Light. Viewers can walk into the projection and become part of the piece itself, creating a new, custom piece that is as unique as they are. Also, the two pieces complement each other, as one allows the viewer to experience the power of viewing an image as an object with reflected light (the canvas), and then experience viewing the same image as intangible projected light.

As an added treat, couture fashion designer Maui Crane will be designing custom gowns based off of Elizabeth's pieces and they will be worn by models during fashion show during Saturday night's "night on the Town" fundraiser cocktail party (see attached).

Elizabeth will be holding a "Meet the Artist" meet and greet on Saturday afternoon from 1:30-3. Museum visitors can meet Elizabeth Shatner at the UK Art Museum in the Singletary Center from 1:30-3 on Saturday for informal discussions about art, photography, and the inspirations for her works.

Elizabeth's Crystal Light 5 pieces will be interpreted as a floral arrangement by Clifton Smith of Lexington, KY.

More information about the event and a link to buy tickets to Saturday night's Night on the Town Cocktail party, visit Elizabeth's art website: ElizabethShatnerArt.com/news 

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