The Creators Talk, Part II: Where does beauty live?
June 9th, 7:00-9:00PM, The Library at the Battery
Attendance by invite only.
The second installment of the Creators Talk explores “beauty”, it’s meaning and manifistation in food, design, art, architecture etc. What is beauty? Where does it live? Is it intrinsic, spiritual, eternal? We may never answer this question but we will have fun trying.
NWBLK Creative Director, Steven Miller is joined in conversation by James Beard award-winning chef, Craig Stoll, (Delfina,) and NY artist Fernando Mastrangelo and Tali Jaffe, Executive Editor of Cultured Magazine.
Craig Stoll was awarded a scholarship to attend the ICIF cooking school in Torino, Italy. There it was an externship at Tuscany’s one-Michelin-star restaurant Da Delfina that paved his vision. He returned to San Francisco and in 1998, and, along with his wife Annie Stoll, opened Delfina, a 70-seat neighborhood restaurant located in the still up-and-coming Mission District, serving rustic Italian food infused with San Francisco’s local and sustainable values. In 2005 Craig and Annie opened Pizzeria Delfina in the adjacent storefront on Eighteenth Street followed a few years later by Pizzeria Delfina on California Street in Pacific Heights (San Francisco).In 2011 the couple opened Osteria Locanda, a Roman-inspired restaurant on Valencia Street in the Mission District. In 2013 Pizzeria Delfina Burlingame debuted in Burlingame (CA) followed by Pizzeria Delfina Palo Alto in 2014.
Fernando Mastrangelo has exhibited extensively throughout the US and internationally in both group and solo shows. Prior to pursuing his career in the arts & design, he worked as an assistant to Matthew Barney. In 2008 the Brooklyn Museum acquired Mastrangelo’s work, then included it in the critically-accalaimed exhibition Connecting Cultures in 2012. He has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Whitewall Magazine, Flaunt Magazine, Cultured Magazine, where he is a contributing editor, and the Miami Herald, among many others. In his new collection MMATERIAL, he re-contextualizes form and function once again, bringing together indoor and outdoor materials that fuse his minimalist aesthetic with deft ingenuity and craft. MMATERIAL strives to fuse sculpture and design in ways that are not found anywhere else in the market.
The NWBLK (New Black) has quickly earned a reputation for discovering new talent in art and design, while also presenting an international roster of creative talent in their expansive gallery space in Mission Creek.
Cultured Magazine is a celebrated art, architecture and design magazine that pushes the boundaries of your typical shelter publication with unparalleled thought-provoking content.
To learn more about the powerhouse panel, visit thenwblk.com, culturedmag.com, www.thenwblk.com/agenda/profiles/mmaterial/, www.delfinasf.com