Visual, performing, and culinary arts to unite for Art on the Farm

9/8/2015  Jake Austin The Sentinel

Art on the Farm is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Dickinson College Farm, 553 Park Drive, South Middleton Township.

Tickets are $20 for students and $40 for community members. All proceeds will be donated to PASA and CALC.

SOUTH MIDDLETON TOWNSHIP — Dickinson College Farm will serve as host for the fourth annual Art on the Farm event Saturday afternoon.

The event, a collaborative effort between Dickinson College Farm, the PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA), and the Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC), will showcase local art and farm fresh food.

“[Art on the Farm] is a creative fundraiser,” said event director Jenn Halpin, the director of the Dickinson College Farm. “It is unique in that it is on a farm. It is a marriage of art and food enthusiasts which is meant to inspire and educate people by celebrating local farm life.”

Attendees can explore farm fields, witness a variety of artists as they paint, partake in interactive art projects, and talk to educators about practicing and celebrating environmental sustainability. Art media on display will include ceramics, wool felting, plein air painting, jewelry making, and chainsaw woodcarving.

A farm-to-table dinner will also be provided. The meal is to consist of various farm-produced dishes including, but not limited to, seasonal vegetable wood-fired pizza, heirloom tomatoes with basil and feta cheese, and chocolate zucchini cupcakes. During the dinner, Dickinson Associate Professor of Studio Art Anthony Cervino will present “WELL FED: Stuffing Your Face with Art and Food.”

The event will conclude with both live and silent auctions of artwork (donated from Dickinson Fields and local artists), “foodie” gift certificates, and a variety of other items.