October 25, 2005
The California School of Culinary Arts’ Inaugural “Artist Showcase” To Feature Local Los Angeles Artist
(Pasadena, CA) – In an effort to fuse the aesthetic delights of food and art, Pasadena’s nationally acclaimed California School of Culinary Arts (CSCA) is launching an Artist Showcase in their renowned Culinary School Café. Los Angeles artist Celina Taganas-Duffy will open the exhibition with an artist reception on Friday, November 18th.
“We chose Celina Taganas-Duffy’s vibrant paintings because she exudes the fresh, intense and very positive ideal we wish to create,” said Café Events Manager Jennifer Griffith. “We are proud to host the work of such an amazing artist at this exciting time in her career.”
The Culinary School Café’s management hopes to create a community atmosphere bringing together art, culture and food. The Café – already known for its edgy and artful menu, created by the nation’s most exciting young, up-and-coming chefs – hopes to fuse an intense culinary experience with the youthful energy of emerging local artists.
About the Artist:
As a child, Celina was encouraged to channel her thoughts into writing; initiating a lifelong relationship with creative verse and visual arts. After receiving a degree in Graphic Communications from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, she continued to pursue her passion for words and symbolism in new forms of media including abstract, vibrant paintings.
Active in Los Angeles' Filipino community, Celina's work is featured in the City of LA Cultural Affairs Department's Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Events Magazine. Other commissions include Epson, Lupus International and the Newport Beach Bacchus Society. As someone who loves food almost as much as she loves art, Celina is also a founding member of the Festival of Philipine Arts and Culture Culinary Arts Committee.
Celina's uncle — esteemed Los Angeles muralist and artist Faustino Caigoy — has been a great mentor throughout her exploration of intertwining the written word & iconic symbols into various mediums. "I am fascinated with symbols that stimulate psychological, often subconscious meanings and associations," Taganas-Duffy said. "Beneath the refined lines of my symbols and poetry lies a spontaneous, organic form."
Celina is also Principal and Creative Director of Tagline Communications, a creative design and marketing firm she founded in 1995.
About The California School of Culinary Arts
CSCA has fast become a nationally renowned culinary and hospitality school. Founded in 1994, the CSCA faculty includes highly respected, experienced chefs who have the ability to turn out confident and successful graduates. CSCA is part of a small percentage of culinary schools in America to partner with internationally renowned Le Cordon Bleu — the leading authority on culinary techniques, training, and development for over a century. The Pasadena Campus, features the popular 561 Restaurant , where students gain practical, real-world experience while showing off their skills, as well as the less formal Café and Cookstore.
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