VIVA Viroqua Independent Visual Artists
First Thursday Artists Reception
Featuring potter Greg Cheesebro throughout the month of February
An artists reception will be Thursday February 6th from 5:00- 7:00 pm.
Enjoy a dinner next door at Rooted Spoon, following the reception. See below for the menu and a phone number for reservations
In February VIVA Gallery will feature the work of Greg Cheesebro, studio potter from Viroqua. Greg’s new work will be unveiled at VIVA’s First Thursday reception on February 6th.
Greg creates wheel-thrown stoneware and porcelain that is turned, slipped or pulled, then high-fired in electric or wood-fired kilns. He makes his functional pottery in his home studio where he forms his clay pieces, glazes and fires them in an electric kiln, readying a body of work that will be sold at art festival and fairs throughout the summer.
Please Join Us February 6th at the Rooted Spoon for 1st Thursday: Korea
219 S. Main St., Viroqua
VIVA Gallery Opening (next door) at 5:00 p.m.
Bar at 5:30; Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Kimchee Pancakes & Spinach Salad - fermented savory mung bean & house kimchee pancakes w/ dipping sauce; local spinach salad/root slaw
Bulgogi Chicken Wings - Schultz organic chicken wings in an Asian pear/soy/sesame marinade
Gochuchang & honey-glazed Bering Bounty Salmon - Sweet soy & gochuchang-glazed wild/sustainably harvested Alaskan salmon; served w/ glass noodle & mixed vegetable stir-fry w/ garlicky chile fish sauce
Tofu Stew with Shiitake Mushrooms, Bok choi, Stir-fried Kelp, & Daikon Fritters - in rich gingery vegetable stock w/ vermicelli
(VEGETARIAN MAIN BY ADVANCED REQUEST)
Matcha Cream Puffs - Fresh baked choux puffs filled w/ matcha green tea pastry cream; served w/ Kickapoo Coffee or ginger tea
As usual, please make reservations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (608) 632-2120. Doors and cash bar (with some wine specials and cocktails to compliment the menu, of course) open at 5:30 p.m. for the VIVA Gallery open house next door. Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Family-style seating is first come, first serve. But, if you have a group of 4-6 or more, we’ll happily reserve a table for your group, if requested when making your reservation. The family-style meal is $25 plus tax & gratuity.
Seating is limited, so please let us know ahead of time if you need to cancel your reservation, so we have time to give your seat to someone else.
***Please let us know if you need a vegetarian or gluten-free meal. Other than these, please, no substitutions.***
Upcoming Guest Artists
January- Viva member show: Through a Doorway
February - Greg Cheesboro- pottery
March - Julius Parrish- painter
April - Gary Galger
May - Winding Roads artist preview
June - Herb Johnson, DAAF Peoples Choice- metal sculpture
July - Carissa Brudos
August - Kathie Wheeler- oil painter
October - Gaby Marvans- paper mache
Nov / Dec - Artisan Market