May 12, 2015

Get to know the Mussel behind Rated ART

Just days away from Rated ART, and after hounding our restaurant partners (and resident artists) for details, details, details we’re back to share another sneak peek of the evening with you!

To give you a better idea of what the gala will be like, follow us as we present the next Rated ART couple: AAC Resident Artist Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi and Erik Foxx-Nettnin, Chef de cuisine Mussel Bar and Grille Arlington

Artist: Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi______________________________

Credentials: MFA from American University and her BFA from the Corcoran College of Art + Design

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, Sublime Rupture, 2015, acrylic and watercolor on panel, 11 x 14 inches, $2000
Sublime Rupture, 2015, acrylic and watercolor on panel, 11 x 14″, $2000 – Hedieh’s work that Erik used as the inspiration for his Rated ART dish

Hedieh Ilchi was born in Tehran, Iran and lives and works in the Washington DC area. Her paintings function as metaphors for the complexities that emanate from her polarized cultural. She earned her MFA at American University and her BFA at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. Ilchi has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Washington DC, Baltimore MD, New York City, Los Angeles CA, Birmingham AL, and Winston-Salem NC.

Chef Erik Foxx-Nettnin____________________________________

What made you decide to enter the culinary world?

Erik: From an early age I understood how cooking and eating together allows for raw expression and release of negative energy.

What gets your creative juices flowing for your next plate?

Seasonal availability, old favorites, stated wants

What’s your culinary superpower?

Having no ego

What are your culinary turn-ons?

Impossibly fresh seafoods

What are you most looking forward to at Rated ART?

Exposure to other mediums, networking, sharing

What’s the most extraordinary meal you’ve ever eaten?

 A dessert course pairing of Virginia chevre panicotta, candied orange, spiced pistachios…and absinthe service

Finally, give us a hint about your creation for Rated ART!

Freshest in show, no doubt. Includes rambutan.

Where can we find you?

Hedieh: Website | Contemporary Wing | Centerfold

Mussel Bar and Grille Arlington: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Artist Talks with Andrew Barco and Elliot Doughtie

Saturday / October 21 / 1pm-3pm

Join artists Andrew Barco and Elliot Doughtie for conversations about their solo exhibitions currently on view at MoCA Arlington.

Neon Nights: Gala & Silent Auction

Wednesday / September 27 / 7pm

Join us on Wednesday, September 27 for a special gala and silent auction to benefit the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington. Tickets range from $250 to $500 and include a 3-course dinner, silent auction, and the joy you’ll feel knowing you’re supporting the museum! Can’t attend? Consider sponsoring an artist to attend in your place!

MoCA on the Move at Met Park

Sundays 10am-12pm

MoCA Arlington at Met Park
Fun for the whole family! No Experience Required offers playful art making activities for children (and their curious adults) every Sunday morning. There will be collaborative, community-built art works, and opportunities to “make and take” works, too.