Event

Barbacoa: Sunset on the Solstice

WHEN
Saturday, Jun 23
5 – 9 PM

WHERE
Architecture Field 02
COST

$10

Barbacoa: Sunset on the Solstice commemorates the longest day of the year at Barbacoa, a two-year installation at Art Omi by Craig Shillitto. The event will feature locally sourced food, drink, and live music, as well as a performance. Featuring food offerings sourced from Lover’s Leap Farm, and beer from Chatham Brewing.

Attendees will enjoy a menu with recipes drawn from the period adjacent to the initial contact point between European and Indigenous cultures that sparked the Columbian exchange. Food is available for $10 per person; food with unlimited beer is available for $20. From 5:30 until sunset, there will be live music by Will Play and Nina Mars. At the moment of sunset, the sun will illuminate Barbacoa’s mirrored interior. Following this performative moment, marshmallows and small gifts will be made available to children for a family-friendly party.

The solstice-aligned installation Barbacoa sets a stage for people to interact with, and within, its environment in Architecture Field 02. Barbacoa is periodically activated with participatory events exploring the impact of the original culinary exchange between cultures, with an eye toward fostering a more ecologically sound food system. Barbacoa explores the potential of art and architecture to work in tandem to help communities envision an intercultural and sustainable future.

Barbacoa was created by architect Craig Shillitto, with collaborators Bobby Palombo, Katie Merz, Mateo Fernandez-Muro and Pete Lipson.

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