Theatrical Evening with Food & Flair


 

Theatrical Evening with Food & Flair

When: July 10th, 2018

Time:  6:00 p.m.

Cost:  $200
 

Destination: Buttercup in Mt. Crested Butte
Arrival Time: 6:00 p.m.
Excursion Maximum: 32
Toll: $200
Tour Guides: Shelley & Mike Lockwood
Chef: Sous Chef Ian Scott, Revelden (Crested Butte, CO)
 
It’s an evening full of visual and performance art in this special Tour de Forks, with painter Shelley Lockwood’s home serving as the backdrop for a sneak peek into the Crested Butte Mountain Theatre’s 2018 summer season.
For Shelley Lockwood, the natural environment that surrounds her home inspires her as an artist – the starlight that enters the master bedroom at night, the sentinel’s views down valley of Whetstone from their airy nest. The golds, reds and blues that grow from these surroundings enter her paintings – not as landscape – but in the rich and bright shades of color that dominate them. The regionally unusual curvilinear wall of the front of the house allows plenty of creative window space for Shelley to pull light and inspiration in from the mountains. Elements of the home show like an art gallery – the rainforest and leathered granite, the suspended lightbulb chandelier chosen because it illuminates artwork at different levels, the custom Italian glass sculptures, the onyx tiles, the antique tribal Soumack rug from the Caucasus Mountains in Azerbaijan. Her own work, reminiscent of Gustav Klimt, with its textures of gold leaf, ravens and bluebirds line the walls.
Chef Ian Scott’s upbringing in the farms of Vermont plays strongly in his appetite for working with fresh local foods. Ian completed his formal training at the New England Culinary Institute specializing in classical French cuisine. Cooking at The Cliff House (Manitou Springs, Colorado) set him up to serve as Sous Chef for Soupçon Bistro under Executive Chef and Proprietor Jason Vernon. Chef Ian additionally helped design and open the Three Penny Taproom (Montepelier, Vermont), pairing local Vermont foods with premium brews before returning to Crested Butte to help open and serve as Sous Chef of Supper @ Sunflower, now Revelden. The American melting pot of cuisine and culture serves as his influential inspiration - igniting classic French techniques with the sister spice of New Orleans Creole, while incorporating the spontaneity, freshness and simplicity of farm to table. His love of simple yet elegant dishes drives a creative mix of old world peasant and fine French dining, concocting his own special blend of upscale comfort food with a touch of Vermont flare.
The longest running community theatre on the Western Slope, since 1972 the Mountain Theater has showcased the incredible talent of Crested Butte through the annual "Ten Minute Plays Festival," award winning full-length musicals, and cutting-edge theatre. Throughout this event, diners are entertained with a diverse range of vignettes from the Mountain Theater's 2018 Summer Season with captivating song, dance, costume and performance.