PRESS RELEASES   ·  March 25, 2016

MOPA Celebrates Visual and Culinary Arts at Eat4Art

SAN DIEGO – The Museum of Photographic Arts is transforming into a cross-border artistic sampling for the senses on Wednesday, March 30, from 7 – 10 p.m. with its new event Eat4Art.

In partnership with The Kitchen Project, Eat4Art brings more than 10 top chefs, including Javier Plascencia and Sabina Bandera, and Baja’s best wineries for an interactive art experience that highlights Flor Garduño: Trilogy. Featured photographer Flor Garduño will be a special guest at the event, mingling with the crowd.

“Flor’s international reputation and evocative photographs create the perfect visual art pairing for the culinary art brought to the museum,” said MOPA Executive Director Deborah Klochko. “After all, great food is great art that leaves you satiated and inspired.”

Guests receive full access to the food stations throughout the museum with culinary creations, as well as wine and beer tastings. In addition to the stations, guests also have the opportunity to enter drawings and bid in a live auction for a range of exceptional prizes, such as a dinner at their home by a featured chef or a wine tasting in Valle de Guadalupe.

Continuing MOPA’s multiyear celebration of Mexico, Eat4Art captures the universal language of photography in the San Diego and Tijuana cultural arts community with global artists and culinary partners. This supports the museum’s global initiatives with proceeds benefitting MOPA as a leading center for visual learning.

“The Kitchen is excited and honored to showcase at MOPA the best of the best in the culinary, pastry and wine world from both Baja California and Southern California,” said Josue Castro, founder of The Kitchen Project.

Tickets cost $175, and drawing packages are $20 for five tickets. Both are available at

Bracero: Javier Plascencia Aldo Cesar Palafox
La Guerrerense: Sabina Bandera Alximia
Butter Bakery by Dulce Romo: Pastry Chef Dulce Romo Baja Wine Food
Cook Adrian Madueño and Cook Diana Barroso Bodegas F. Rubio
Culinary Art School: Pilly Vidales and Almendra Ramos Border X Brewing
DolceSalato: Elsa Flores Château Camou
El Cielo: Chef Marco Marín Claudius
L’abricot Brasserie: Pastry Chef Maribel Villareal Clos de Tres Cantos
Manuel Julia: Chef Manuel Julia Emevé
Olivia: Giannina Gavaldón Las Nubes
Pop Up Chef By Monsi Andrade: Cook Montserrat Andrade Vena Cava
Salicornia: Cook Karla Navarro Vinos Maga
Venus Chocolates Xecue
La Valencia: James Montejano
Mario Medina
Martin Gonzalez
Martin San Roman
The Red Door: Miguel Valdez



Press Opportunities: To request high-resolution images, additional information or to schedule an interview, please contact MOPA Marketing & Communications Manager Raya Greenbaum at 619.238.7559 x203 or via email (

The Museum of Photographic Arts is a center for visual learning located in San Diego’s Balboa Park. Its mission is to “inspire, educate and engage the broadest possible audience through the presentation, collection, and preservation of photography, film and video.” As a 501(c)(3) organization, MOPA is generously supported by members, individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies. Learn more at

MOPA is offering Pay What You Wish admission six days a week until May 29, 2016. San Diego City and County residents with ID are free the second Tuesday of every month.


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