The unveiling of the art piece,
“Blacks in Culinary”
by artist Patrick-Earl Barnes
A portion of the proceeds will go to the African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County.
Artist Patrick-Earl Barnes, a longtime friend of Zingerman’s, will be visiting the Roadhouse for a very special event on Tuesday, August 30th at 6:30pm.
We’ll be unveiling his new folk art piece, “Blacks in Culinary,” created just for us, which pays homage to two hundred years of Black cooks and chefs in American history. While centuries of systemic racism and deep cultural biases have kept the contributions of these skilled culinary craftsmen and women out of the public eye, this new piece pays tribute to the beauty and impact of their work on American cooking.
We want you to be among the first to come and see it! Join us for the public unveiling and enjoy an assortment of appetizers inspired by Black chefs and culinary traditions—Gumbo Shooters (inspired by Leah Chase), Biscuits and Tomato Gravy (inspired by Edna Lewis), and Sweet Potato Fries (sourced from Gullah cuisine)—as Barnes speaks with us about his art and the backstory of this piece.
The event will help support the African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County. A portion of ticket proceeds will automatically go to the museum, and additional optional donations can be included if desired. Some of Barnes’ work will be available for sale during the event, the proceeds of which will also go to support the museum.