Congratulations to CSU art alum Dave Woody who will have his photographic portrait of Alice Waters, a champion of the “Slow Food” movement, formally installed in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery on Friday, January 20, 2012.

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recently unveiled a photographic portrait of food pioneer Alice Waters, founder of the Chez Panisse Restaurant and Cafe, the Edible Schoolyard and champion of the Slow Food movement. Now it will be installed at the Portrait Gallery Jan. 20 as part of a ticketed evening event.

The portrait, created by Dave Woody, pictures Waters standing beneath the branches of a mulberry tree in the Edible Schoolyard. Woody was commissioned to create the piece as a part of winning first prize in the 2009 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.

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