We are teaming up with Pippin Contemporary for “Steeped In Art,” an Art Matters event sponsored by the Santa Fe Gallery Association on Saturday, March 21st from two to four pm. The tea and art pairing is part of Art Matters’ sustenance-themed event series on how food, conversation and art nourish the mind, body, and soul. Participating galleries will pair with restaurants or host discussions on the subject between March 13th and March 22nd. Pippin Contemporary Marketing Director, Kelly Skeen, will be working with our owner Richard Freedman to pair a different gourmet tea with each artist based on the tea’s richness, flavor, boldness and energy. Event attendees will then have the opportunity to taste a variety of teas while contemplating the defining qualities it shares with contemporary paintings. Pippin Contemporary will host this free and public event at 200 Canyon Road.
The tea and art pairings include:
Aleta Pippin: Imperial Grade Sencha (Japanese) – Grown at high elevation under meticulous conditions; a strong, full-bodied cup with intense flavor.
Stephanie Paige: Roasted Kukicha (Japanese) – Roasted tea twigs and stems that make it smooth and nutty, this tea is light in caffeine and very relaxing.
Cody Hooper: Yuzu Kukicha (Japanese) – this rare blend of Kukicha, Matcha, and Yuzu is bold yet beautifully balanced.
Michael Monroe Ethridge: Guava Citrus (Chinese) – Unique, sweet, tropical flavor of guava & fresh citrus.
Tony Griffith: Freak of Nature Oolong (Chinese) – This rare and extraordinary tea is grown at very high elevation with large daily temperature fluctuation creating a tea with a truly unique aroma and flavor.
Kevin Robb: Himalayan Snowflake (Indian) – For a remarkable person and artist, one of the world’s remarkable teas. Made just from the hand-picked tips of organic leaves.
Pippin Contemporary artists each contribute a unique sensory experience of color and mood to the gallery. Aleta Pippin, Cody Hooper, Stephanie Paige, Tony Griffith, and Michael Monroe Ethridge will be the participating painters for “Steeped in Art.” These artists will have their body of work matched with a tea based on painting style, artistic inspiration, and emotions evoked from the work.
The Teahouse offers 180 teas from China, India, Japan, Sri Lanka, and Santa Fe, where they create their some of their own unique flavors. Richard Freedman bought the restaurant in 2012 and has created a hub for tea lovers and Canyon Road art walkers. The Teahouse serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, homemade desserts, and offers a full wine and beer list. The charming outdoor courtyard and cozy adobe building create a quaint atmosphere where locals and tourists can enjoy a relaxing brunch or dinner with their favorite tea selection.
The Santa Fe Gallery Association’s Art Matters series celebrates Santa Fe as one of the most distinctive culture and art destinations in America, featuring over 200 world-class art galleries and more than a dozen museums. Art Matters give tourists and locals year-round opportunities to interact with artists, historians, critics, gallery owners, museum directors, and curators who make up Santa Fe’s unique and diverse art scene. Learn more about upcoming events here.