“Kemper Museum’s Artist Dinner Series is back – and more captivating than ever. Created and inspired by the significant exhibition openings throughout 2020, this dinner series melds food, art, and creative expression.
“For years, Wheat has been exploring the theme of women at work. In Blood, Sweat, and Tears, we see her women hunting, fishing, gardening, wrestling an alligator, even making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.”––Nan Chisholm, KC STUDIO
“Guests enjoyed the kick-off of the 2020 Artist Dinner Series with artist Summer Wheat. Her vibrantly colored paintings featured in the exhibition, Blood Sweat, and Tears, depict a community of heroic females doing the “heavy lifting and running things.” –Eva Tucker, IN Kansas City magazine
Jill Silva was joined by Executive Chef Rick Mullins of Café Sebastienne in the 41 Action News podcast studio.
“Weekend brunch with its fancy avocado toast and creative cocktails has become an institution for many Kansas Citians over the years, even if not everyone is a fan.”
"Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is one of only a handful of museums in the Midwest which features a gourmet restaurant tucked away inside its walls. So when Café Sebastienne’s culinary team unveiled an Artist Dinner Series last year, it soon became one of the hottest tickets in town.
“Plant-based dining is more than a trend or a flash in the pan. More affordable and available than ever before, Kansas City’s vegan and vegetarian options offer healthy, sustainable menus without sacrificing flavor or taste.” ––VisitKC
"The artist behind the exhibit grew up in Guyana and experienced reverberations of British colonialism in his life firsthand. Today he lives in London and wrestles with Britain's history and the version of itself that it exports through his art." —Gina Kaufmann, KCUR's Central Standard