One day Jon Chonko had the brilliant idea of scanning a sandwich. A Tumblr devoted to his “scanwiches” became an Internet phenomenon and eventually led to a book of the same name. For this special Greenhouse exhibit, Chonko will display scans of sandwiches from James Beard’sAmerican Cookery.
Located in the reception space where guests mingle and meet before meals, the Greenhouse Gallery exhibits the works of up-and-coming and established artists who work with culinary themes. Providing artists with a complimentary space to show their work not only enhances the overall ambience of the room during events, it’s also in keeping with the Foundation’s mission to celebrate, preserve, and nurture America’s culinary heritage and diversity. Past exhibits have featured mouthwatering food photography, romantic watercolors of mealtime still lifes, and exuberant mixed-media collages.