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Sipping for Synesthetes: Steeped In Art pairs abstraction with flavor

Thinking it’s time to cultivate your taste for contemporary abstract art? This weekend, wash down morsels of mouthwatering color and form with a selection of gourmet teas during Steeped In Art at Pippin Contemporary (200 Canyon Rd. in Santa Fe). Ponder the strands of connection between Imperial Grade Sencha, described as “intense” and “full-bodied,” and one of gallery owner Aleta Pippin’s oils with its characteristic wedges of paint looming against color-dappled mist. Cody Hooper’s dreamlike, electrical storm clouds in “Translucent Memories,” pictured, will hover in concert with the “bold yet beautifully balanced” Yuzu Kukicha blend. And Stephanie Paige’s pairing with the “very relaxing” Roasted Kukicha may in fact be revelatory, since her mixed-media horizons unfold like scenic vistas paused mid-apocalypse.

With six artists to be considered in all on Saturday, March 21, from 2 to 4pm, this free afternoon tasting promises to attune sippers’ senses to the shared pleasures of art, conversation and sustenance, courtesy of The Teahouse and the Santa Fe Gallery Association’s Art Matters series. See pippincontemporary.com or call 505-795-7476 for more info. Pippin Contemporary, Santa Fe • Sat Mar 21 • 2-4pm • View on Alibi calendar