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Root Divsion Presents: Taste 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event Type:
3175 17th St., SF, CA 94110
Location Details:
Gallery 3175 @ ROOT DIVISION
3175 17th Street (at S.Van Ness/Shotwell), SF, CA 94110


San Francisco - On April 19, Root Division will host TASTE 2007, an evening celebrating the unique beauty of art and food in San Francisco. TASTE 2007 will feature more than 8 acclaimed local chefs and 15 visual artists for a night of inspired food, drink, and art. The event will stimulate multiple senses in featuring an array of daring culinary delights; the rhythmic, blues-driven sounds of Wil Blades Trio; and a visual feast of painting, sculpture, video, and installation art. The themes for the evening are: opulence and indulgence, and the event promises to engage the mind through highly sensual means.

Participating Chefs:
Herve Mathe Pastry Chef (Plouf)
Jerry McGinness, (Pescheria)
Michael Yakura, (2006 Chronicle Rising Star Chef)
Mike Selvera, (Bar Crudo)
Noah Tucker (Brick Restaurant)
Scott Youkilis (Maverick)
The Talented Chefs of Cook Club

Visual Artists:

Elizabeth Bernstein*
Matt Black*
Lori del Mar
Arvin Flores*
Melissa Gwyn
Ryan Hackett
Liz Hickok
Melissa Hutton
Keira Kotler
Carrie Lederer
Molly McCracken
Yvette Molina
Jenna North*
Nanda Palmieri
Jenn Shifflet
Chris Thorson
Hannah Pearl Walcott*

* Root Division Resident Artist
Music: Wil Blades Trio (

TASTE 2007: Thursday, April 19, 2007, 7-11 pm (VIP entrance @ 6:00)
Creative cocktail attire is encouraged. This is a passed appetizer and cocktail event only.

VIP tickets: $150/person – includes early entrance at 6:00 and champagne toast
Regular tickets: $75/person pre-sale*
*Regular tickets will be sold at the door for $100/ person on an as-available basis. Guests are
encouraged to purchase tickets in advance by calling 415.863.7668 or visiting

TASTE Preview Artist Reception: Saturday, April 14, 2007, 6-10 pm
Open to the Public/Sliding Scale Suggested Donation

Gallery 3175 @ ROOT DIVISION
3175 17th Street (at S.Van Ness/Shotwell), SF, CA 94110
415.863.7668/ info [at]

Proceeds from the event benefit Root Division, a non-profit arts organization that believes in and supports a community where art, art education, and culture are embraced and encouraged. Root Division provides affordable studio space to artists, free art education to low-income students in San Francisco public schools, unique low-cost art classes for adults, and exciting exhibitions featuring Bay Area artists.
For further information regarding TASTE 2007 and press materials please do not hesitate to contact Michael Krouse at 415.572.6062 or events [at]

ABOUT ROOT DIVISION: Root Division is an arts and arts education non-profit located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Root Division acts as an ecosystem for artists in that we provide subsidized studio space to working artists in exchange for their service in the organization. While creating opportunities for individuals to develop both creatively & professionally, Root Division promotes creative expression and builds community through having these artists teach art in after school programs, lead adult education classes, and produce special events that showcase local emerging artists. It is in these connections between artistic exploration and public engagement that we spark the powerful synergy between personal inspiration and social change.

Root Division is supported in part by grants from the San Francisco Foundation, and by a charitable gift from the Kanbar Charitable Trust administered by the Jewish Community Endowment Fund. The Second Saturday Exhibition Series is sponsored by a grant from the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation and from the Zellerbach Family Foundation.
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