SIX x ATE
Artists + Food = Amazing dinner and lecture series
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What people are saying

What people are saying

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Food has become a political issue, the domination of our consumption by the industrial scale production and distribution system is wearing thin. It is not surprising that the radical action, social imagination and enterprise that new food producers demonstrate finds sympathetic alliance with artists, performers and cultural producers. Small, independent and local food becomes the natural partner to direct, experiential and provocative art.

This is the secret that Casey Droege has unlocked in her program of SIX x ATE artists in Pittsburgh. The format of interleaved presentations by artists and tasting offered by food producers allows for great reflection and appreciation. It becomes a totally haptic experience with opportunities to discuss the work in depth, to have a delightful gastronomic hit and appreciate a new location. It is a magic combination for me of idea, place and performance.
— Mary-Lou Arscott, Architect
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The SIX x ATE event opened my senses to a broad spectrum of provocative work from Pittsburgh. Thank you for the SIX x ATE team’s generosity - the conversations, the gracious food. I feel right at home.
— Nuttaphol Ma, Artist
Bringing us together across many boundaries, through food, art and conversation. It sounds simple but it’s so powerful, and so needed. It builds social capital, the proven fertilizer for community.
— Marc Rettig, “Fit Associates” CMU SVA Design for Social Innovation
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SIX x ATE is a high energy space that connects the everyday world with the beating heart of Pittsburgh arts.
— Laurie Heller, Professor
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The SIX x ATE events set up an interesting forum, merging selections of new, old and mediated experiences by introducing a group of individuals to art, artists, food and ideas about time.

In this situational environment, Droege’s events aim to develop the tastes of all the participants involved, as well as to generate a necessary component in the growth of Pittsburgh’s art scene—perpetuating a call and response relationship between makers and appreciators.
— Adam Welch, Exhibitions Coordinator at the Mattress Factory
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SIX x ATE shows the spirit of the new Pittsburgh in its clever approach to bringing art and audience together through the always-loved lure of amazing food and conversation. It is a critical element of the cultural scene here, providing a much-needed platform for artists, curators and collectors to come together to see the newest art while eating the most avant-garde food in the city, made by just-as-creative local chefs.
— Eric Shiner, Former Director of The Andy Warhol Museum