About this Event

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Immerse yourself in a captivating blend of artistry, culture, and culinary excellence at WAM. Join us for an exceptional event where the Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass exhibition merges with a curated Indigenous dinner – prepared and presented by Chef Katharine Elder of 1400 by Elderslie. The menu is curated by acclaimed Chef Loretta Barrett Oden (Potawatomi).

Discover the wonder of 115 extraordinary glass artworks created by 29 Native American, 4 Pacific Rims artists, plus the renowned Dale Chihuly. This visionary exhibition showcases the evolution of Native glass art, seamlessly combining traditional techniques with contemporary innovation.

Savor a sumptuous culinary experience with a menu paying homage to culinary heritage while supporting First Americans’ food sovereignty efforts with a skillful blend of flavors, local ingredients, and modern techniques to create a truly unforgettable dining experience.

Enjoy an evening where art and gastronomy intertwine, offering a cultural immersion that delights the senses. RSVP today to secure your place at this remarkable occasion, and join us in celebrating the harmonious convergence of art, cuisine, and creativity at WAM.

Dinner includes cocktail and wine pairings, and a commemorative menu with chef notes. Cash bar also will also be available. Dinner capacity is limited.

Menu Curated by Chef Loretta Barrett Oden (Potawatomi)

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Born and raised in Oklahoma, Loretta (Potawatomi) learned to cook and garden as a child by watching the women of her family. In the 1990s, she and her son, Clay Oden, opened the Corn Dance Cafe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since then, she has appeared on many TV shows, including the Food Network, Create TV, The Today Show, Good Morning! America, and in numerous print publications.

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Dinner Prepared by Chef Katharine Elder (1400 by Elderslie)

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Chef Katharine Elder is thrilled to be the preparer and presenter for this curated Indigenous dinner.

Having grown up in the arts, she is inspired by the dedication of so many visual artists in their life-long pursuits of excellence, expression, and adorning the lives of others.