The dinner lecture program began in 2006. As the Co-Director and Curator of the gallery, it was important to provide context to the work that many of the emmerging artists were making. I created a dinner series that would educate the local community and give weight to the ideas the artists were exploring. Guests were curious and the dinners not only attracted people interested in learning more about the exhibition artist's work but also those interested in culinary arts. Speakers were invited from various disciplines to visit the gallery exhibition and then connect the artwork with their discipline- each talk was varied and unique. Similarly chefs were asked to view the exhibition, and then create a menu inspired by their experience in the artist's Triple Base installation.