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Third Culture Opening Recap

Third Culture Opening Recap


On August 11th, Third Culture: Childhood Foods from the Diaspora opened in the Rare Device Gallery. The evening was a colorful event, complete with 9 new wood relief carvings by Melanie, a mini pop-up of Melanie Abrantes Designs goods, and a snack table featuring some of the foods that Melanie carved for the show. 

Guests were treated to some of the foods that are featured as wood carvings in Third Culture. Pao de Quiejo to represent Melanie's Portuguese heritage on her father's side, lumpia to represent her Filipino heritage from her mother's side, and ice cream bars that she grew up eating in Texas whenever there was a reason to celebrate! The evening was also sponsored by Lunar Seltzer, an AAPI-owned hard seltzer brand.

Attendees also got a piece of the "gallery wall" action by drawing and sharing their own favorite childhood foods. One lucky winner will be chosen at the end of the show's duration to win a 5 piece carving tool set from Melanie Abrantes Designs. 

See more photos from opening night:

Third Culture by Melanie AbrantesGallery wall of Third Culture by Melanie Abrantes.

Our drink sponsor, Lunar Seltzer, serving up refreshments.

 Attendees share their favorite childhood snacks on an adjoining wall.

 A view from above of the gallery opening.

Melanie Abrantes Design mini pop-up shop, featuring Melanie's various wood, ceramic and cork housewares.

Mmmmmm... lumpia.

 Melanie surrounded by her family and friends at the opening reception.

Third Culture: Childhood Foods from the Diaspora is in the Rare Device Gallery and on our website until September 17th.

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