Inspiring Creative Exchange
RAVENWOOD is celebration of seasonality through visual art and design.
Dana McClure (artist/designer) and Chris Lanier (chef/grower) have been cultivating a community and creative space since 2010 when the couple first moved from Brooklyn to NY’s Hudson Valley. An 1850s dairy barn transformed into an inspirational gathering hub, serves as the backdrop for ongoing iterations of ways in which art + food intersect.
For the 2023 season, Ravenwood will open its barn doors for gatherings in celebration of creativity and the heightened seasonality of our region. A rotating exhibition of art and design will be showcased alongside a menu that honors time and place. ALL are welcome as the environment within this ever-evolving space aims to be one of warmth and hospitality – like visiting an old friend while making new ones. With each showcase, you can expect a mix of collage, painting, fiber art, and ceramic sculpture. The experience at Ravenwood Barn has been likened to stepping into someone’s home where the sights and smells all capture the spirit of the season and the day ends with new friends around the bonfire.
“I've traveled the world in search of great food & the experience Ravenwood created was one of the best.”
Cookbook Writer & Food Director of Real Simple Magazine
WHO WE ARE
DANA McCLURE / danamcclure.com
Dana McClure has been a part of New York’s art and design world in many capacities. Beginning her career in 2001 as a graphic designer, she has art directed print, motion and interactive projects for business, non-profit and cultural clients worldwide. In 2008, Dana won a Telly Award for a documentary film that she directed and co-produced entitled ‘Odd Ones Out’ which was distributed internationally. Recently, Dana ended a ten-year run as part-time faculty for both New York University and Parsons The New School for Design teaching classes in 2D Design and Time Based Media. Her self-initiated work ranges from limited edition prints and mixed-media collages to hand-printed textiles and objects for the home.
“I feel very fortunate to have lived in Brooklyn for the past ten years at the start of my career. With a place so full of talented makers, the cross-pollination of ideas seems to happen organically and it’s impossible not to be inspired by the abundance of creativity and diversity. Of course the Hudson Valley has its own incredibly rich history of artists and artisans and we’re really excited to become a part of that. My hope with Ravenwood is to help connect these two communities and to cultivate a space that entices people to come out of their studios, and away from their farms to connect and exchange. In our opinion, there’s no better way to do that than around the table breaking bread.”
“The passion, beauty & flavor that Chris & Dana distill into their work creates an experience that merges art & food in the most honest & profound way.”
Grower / Slow Roots Farm