Reinventing the traditional cookbook: The Kitchen and the Studio with John and Mallory O’Connor

Press release from the Matheson History Museum

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Kitchen and the Studio: A Memoir of Food and Art offers a sparkling, imaginative rendition of a traditional cookbook. Part memoir, part art book, and part love story, this one-of-a-kind cookbook captures the beauty and essence of artist John A. O’Connor and art historian Mallory M. O’Connor’s loving marriage. The authors met at the University of California-Davis in 1962 and were married in January 1963. From the beginning, they shared a passion for good food and wine that has continued for over sixty years. In this unique love story of a creative couple who have always “lived the artist’s life,” John and Mallory O’Connor share their favorite special occasions and recipes along with the places and the people who made them memorable.

Saturday, March 18 – 4 p.m.

Free Registration – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reinventing-the-traditional-cookbook- tickets-517875759337

Zoom Registration – https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pJMXoku0RR6RKmbKEzOpVw

Mallory M. O’Connor is an award-winning author and Professor Emerita of Art History at Santa Fe College. She is the author of six published novels as well as two non-fiction books. In addition, Mallory has lectured widely and for the past fifteen years has been a member of the Florida Humanities Council speaker’s bureau. She is active on Facebook and maintains a website that highlights her activities.

John A. O’Connor, Professor of Art Emeritus, University of Florida, is an artist, a designer, and an arts administrator with more than forty-five years of experience in art and higher education. John has had 36 solo exhibitions of his paintings. He has received numerous awards and honors. He recently published a book of his digital art works titled White Lies Matter: Decoding American Deceptionalism.

This event is sponsored in part by Visit Gainesville/Alachua County, FL and by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of the Arts and Culture, and the State of Florida.