VIVA Viroqua Independent Visual Artists

First Thursday Artists Reception

featuring the pottery of SCOTT KEITH and stained glass by JACK HONEYWELL for the month of October

An artists reception will be Thursday, OCtober 5th from 5:00- 7:00 pm.

This month First Thursday's reception will be followed by a dinner next door at Rooted Spoon.



Jack Honeywell

Jack maintains his own workplace, Cedar Tree Studio, near Winona, Minnesota. He finds inspiration in the Driftless landscapes, in the people around him, and most often, from the many colors, textures, and varieties of glass itself. Encouraged to pursue art as a child, he has followed an artistic path his entire life. He studied drawing and painting in high school and college, and in the mid-1970s, a friend introduced him to the copper foil technique of stained glass. This was a turning point in his creative life, and he has shaped stain glass works ever since. He studied advanced techniques at the Pilchuck Glass School near Seattle, Washington, and has worked for Hauser Art Glass in Winona.


Scott Keith

Scott has been “spinning mud” for four decades, many of those years with Red Wing Pottery, where he was part of a small crew that kept alive the tradition of making salt-glazed stoneware. The iconic stoneware was the first style of pottery that Red Wing created on a large basis. Lately, Scott’s interest has shifted to more sculptural forms, influenced by Mexican surrealism, American folklore, and Pagan whimsy. He has traveled to many different areas of the world, and sees his memories realized in his finished pieces. He loves the malleable qualities of clay and the infinite possibilities it affords. Scott’s Newton Valley Pottery studio is just outside of Viroqua, Wisconsin.

Please Join Us October 5th at Rooted Spoon for 1st Thursday: Turkey

TO START: ZEYTINLI ACMA, FETA, & JAM - Turkish black olive pastries w/ Nordic Creamery sheep feta & caramelized onion jam
COBAN SALATASI - classic Turkish shepard's salad w/ local tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, red onions, herbs, olive oil, & lemon
ETLI KURU FASULIYE - white beans simmered w/ Big River Beef oxtail/short ribs & local tomatoes/peppers; served w/ buttery pilaf, pickled peppers, & yogurt
ZEYTINYAGLI DOMATES DOLMASI - local tomatoes stuffed w/ spiced rice, raisins, & walnuts (vegetarian main by advanced request)

CEVIZLI KABAK TATLISI - candied local pumpkin w/ local nuts & mascarpone whipped cream; served w/ Kickapoo Coffee or tea

As usual, please make reservations by emailing dani@rootedspoon.com 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 meal is $25, not including tax or gratuity.
Seating is limited, so PLEASE let us know at least a day ahead of time if you need to cancel your reservation, so we have time to give your seat to someone else.
***Please let me know in advance if you are in need of a vegetarian or gluten-free meal.***

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