Artist, Barbara Pitcher, bookbinder, David Esslemont, Felice Feliciano, Gregynog Press, Jody Brown, Our house is your house, Paella, S/SGE, Sommelier, Sontes, Thursdays on First, Wales, woodblock prints
The Söntés Spring/Summer Gallery Exhibition (S/SGE) includes twelve artists whose work is on display at Söntés through September. All pieces are for sale and tend to move around. The next time you dine with us, and every time, feel free to move about the restaurant and take in the art. Wander. Absorb. Our house is your house.
Artist David Esslemont was chosen for his woodblock prints that are from a book of 39 such woodblock prints. Esslemont not only made the prints, he made the book.
Esslemont works as an artist, designer, bookbinder, printer, and publisher. His books address readability and legibility, while his paintings, drawings, and prints “explore the relationship of elements in both the natural landscape and the abstract world.” He is a nationally and internationally recognized artist.
He says about Söntés, “I am passionate about good food. Söntés is an oasis.”
Esslemont was born in England, and studied Fine Art in London. From 1985-1997, he was Artistic Director of the University of Wales Gregynog Press. At Gregynog, he designed and printed several prize-winning books including Giraldus Cambrensis for which he won the Felice Feliciano International Award for Book Design in 1991.
Esslemont has lectured widely in the U.K. and the U.S., and his work can be found in both private and public collections worldwide. He has been artist-in-residence with the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere, England, and Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) in Minneapolis. His archive to 2005 is held at the University of Iowa.
He currently lives on a farm in northeast Iowa and continues his work as a multi-media and multi-disciplined artist, and as a farmer.
For more information about blogger Jody Brown, see our Who We Are page.
Join Us for these Upcoming Söntés Events:
June 6: Thursdays on 1st Season begins! Paella on the Street!
June 20: Wine Class with Sommelier Barbara Pitcher 6:30 p.m.
(reserve through Barbara ph. 952.358.1285)
See the Söntés Happenings page for more information
& watch for future Söntés blog posts
Söntés phone 507.292.1628