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POST-GAZEI"I'E, OCTOBER 25, 2013 Page 9 8ociall00j Scene bg 00nKela Comacchio .'i'- i:[ ' i i ' '.  a: IF , '.'! {t:i;?!t{, ; E;3 = i i ,  , , i :: ................ ................................................. ............................................................ The New England Dessert Showcase welcomed many busi- nesses to the Westin Waterfront and Budi Bar, a Boston based organic company was a highlight. (Photo courtesy of Angela Cornacchio) Socially Scene Reviewed .... The New England Dessert Showcase was recently held at the Westin Boston Water- front put on by the Anthem Group that also has a recent ownership in the new Caf Esplanade as eager general manger Erik was on site with one of the best smoothies I have had in some time! It was fun to get some informa- tion and find out that I can preorder a picnic to enjoy right on the Charles. Even though I am trying to shed off those feast pounds from the summer, I knew it would be a sin not to indulge in all the goodies that would be on display so I had my mind set on, "just enjoy." Before you even walked in the showcase doors there was a slice of fluffy Finale choco- late cake waiting for you at the check-in table. Actually walking in the door was a bit overwhelming as there were tasty treats at every angle and it was a dif- ficult decision of where to start. So I just put one foot in front of the other and dove in. One of the In-st booths I was drawn too was a classic des- sert for me, Golden Cannoli. Owner Maria and staff were there to pass out numerous amounts of flavored cannoli and my favorite was the cinnamon. The showcase is more than just a place for Bostonians to pig out but a chance for businesses to share and Golden Cannoli was getting the word out there on their new location in Chelsea, MA. Cherry Farm Creamery was a stop everyone was making as their display was very festive and autumn themed. We New Englanders love our pumpkin flavored everything and their home- made flavor was a hit! Not to mention, who would of known they do birthday parties, wed- dings ... you name it they can customize it. Thankfully I came across a table that could accommo- date me past overeating all those yummy desserts. A lovely and fresh looking display by Budi Bar caught my eye. They are an all organic company located on Marlborough Street in Boston that features all sorts of bars, beverages and snacks with taste to keep you nice and healthy. They sold me when they were discussing that athletes are turning to their product as power bars. Presi- dent Michael was so gener- ous to send me on my way with a little goodie bag and I must say, after a workout or on the run theses bars are a great selection! The best in show may have been Bite Me Bouquet as their table was filled with beautiful colors from all the fruit flowers and platters. The best in taste was deft- nitely Community Work Ser- Moff6ollo Appraisals Sales & Rentals Real Estate 376 North Street Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 Fax (617) 523-3530 vices that are a company that help fight poverty and home- lessness through training. They had the most delicious pumpkin whoopie pie and I left with a few too. The New England Dessert Showcase is a great event that is easy to love. It is also such a great way for budding business owners to get their names out. If you would like more information on the desserts on hand visit www. nedessertshowcase.com. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Releases New Art .... On October 24 th the museum welcomed Sophie Calle: Last Seen that will include Calle's 1991 Gardner-inspired work on display for the first time at the Gardner, as well as new work created in 2012 all on display through March 4 th 2014. The 14 photographic and text based works in Last Seen consist of two distinct series. The first, created in 1991, titled Last Seen ... is a series of photographs and texts created shortly after the 1990 theft during which 13 objects were stolen from the Museum. The second series, titled What Do You See?, includes new work which Calle made in 2012 at the Museum while revisiting the earlier project. In 1990, during an exhibi- tion of Calle's work at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, CaIle was inter- viewed for a Parkett magazine article by Sheena Wagstaff. At Calle's request the inter- view took place at the Gardner in front of Jan Vermeer's 1658-60 painting The Concert, one of Calle's favorite paintings. Later that March, the painting became one of the 13 works stolen from the Museum. Wagstaff later jokingly hinted that per- haps Calle was responsible for the theft. This suggestion spurred CaUe to consider cre- ating a project focused on the Gardner's stolen works. While standing in front of the empty spaces on the Museum walls where works were once hung, Calle asked curators, guards, conserva- tors and other Museum staff members what they remem- bered of the missing pieces. Calle used text from the interviews and the photo- graphic images to create a visual meditation on ab- sence and memory, as well as reflection on the emo- tional power works of art hold on their viewers. I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 Sophie Calle newest work "What Do You See?" will be on display through March 2014 at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. (Photo Courtesy of Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum) In 2012, the Gardner in- vited Calle to revisit her Last Seen ... project, which had never been viewed in Boston. Since Calle's 1991 work in the Museum, the empty frames that once held the absent works had been rein- stalled in the galleries, liter- ally framing the emptiness. In creating her new project, What Do You Sac?, Calle once again questioned people in the Museum's Dutch Room, but this time she did not mention the missing paintings to the staff and visitors with whom she spoke. She asked each viewer to respond to what they saw before them. Last Seen ... was first shown at the Carnegie Interna- tional in Pittsburgh in 1991. Last Seen ... was also featured as part of a Calle survey show organized in 2003 by the Centre Pompidou in Paris, which traveled to the Ludwig Forum fr Internationale Kunst, Aachen; the Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin; and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. The Isabella Stewart Gard- ner Museum is one of Bos- ton's best and with rich his- toric value. The Sophie Calle Last Seen and What Do You See? have a lot to say about the museum itself. The museum is located at 280 The Fenway, Boston and can be reached by calling 617-566-1401 or on line at www.gardnermuseum.org. A Few Family Fun Filled Halloween Ideas .... Hallow- een is clearly a kid's event, yet a time for all of us to act just like one. Here are a few events that can be a ton of fun for everyone! Halloween Program at Old Sturbridge Village on Octo- ber 25 th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm is a "Treats and Tricks" event free to the pub- lic; replaces "Things that Go Bump in the Night." Children can take part in "spooky but safe" trick-or- treating from house-to-house around the Village Common, which will be decorated for Halloween. Visitors can enjoy juggling by Lucky Bob the Comedic Juggler, hear tales by storyteller Katie Greene, and see puppet shows by Carravan Puppets. Since ev- eryone will receive free admission for the "Treats and Tricks" event, guests are encouraged to bring canned goods for donation to a local food pantry. Old Sturbridge Village Pres- ident and CEO Jim Donahue said the decision to offer a free event rather than a fee- based Halloween program is an effort to make the Village more accessible to everyone. "Economists may say that the recession has ended, but families are still very con- cerned about their household finances. We are offering free admission to this family- friendly celebration as a way to give something back to our visitors and supporters." For information on direc- tions, free parking and hours you can visit www.osv.org or call 800-SEE- 1830. On Sunday, October 27 m kids and their families can take a wagon ride, play (Continued on Page 13) JUSTINE YANDLE PHOTOGRAPHY 781.589.7347 JUSTINE.YANDLE@GMAIL.COM WWW..J USTINEYANDLEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM .._f