On Saturday night, Pangaea restaurant in Bennington, VT cleared out their tables in the dinning room and opened up their walls for painters, Harry Orlyk and Matt Chinian. Caroline Bugby installed her metal sculptures on pedestals for a unique evening of the area's finest dinning and expectational art. It truly was a night to remember with complementary appetizers from Nicholas Disorda's new menu.
Bosshetto Al Tart Ufo
Ginger Spice Cheddar
Scotch glazed shrimp with Champagne raspberry sauce
Caramelized fig tart
Tenderloin wrapped shrimp with horseradish dijonnaise
Salmon mousse on cucumber
Ahi tuna poke on a wonton with hot and sweet sauce
Seared Bison canape
Harry Orlyk and Matt Chinian are both from Salem NY, they are also both master landscape painters, but truly have a unique style all to themselves. The red walls of the dinning room amplified Harry's large scale oil paintings. With tones of yellow, green and blue, the abstract gestures on plywood, gave the impression of a fresh feeling and an open air environment.
Matt Chinian's work was installed in the lounge side of Pangaea. The purple walls of the room complimented Matt's landscape paintings. The paintings circled the room in seasonal order, starting with Summer then to Fall, Winter then last to Spring. Matt's paintings depicted landscape from both Salem, NY and Salem, Germany.
Caroline's work was a special treat for one night. She brought her miniature sculptures to be placed around the dinning room. Caroline stated, "All the small sculptures in this series reference food in some fashion; from lurid fast food packaging to gourmet cuisine and hors d'oeuvres, so it was particularly fitting to show them in a restaurant setting."