Menus #MyCMAStudio Challenge


I love food. I love eating out in restaurants. I decided it would be interesting to create a menu for this creative challenge. 

How about a menu for a restaurant that doesn’t exist? Even better, what if they didn’t serve food but something else. What if the restaurant served air? 

I created an “Air Cafe” menu with a few selections of bottled air. 

Isn’t it a great feeling when you take off your mask and take a deep breath of the air outside? I have become a connoisseur of air. Fresh air, night air, salt air, pine air …. it feels so good to fill your lungs with it. I wonder what it would be like if we couldn’t breath the air outside and had to wear oxygen tanks and masks all the time. I imagine that fresh air would be very sought after and humans would figure out a way to tap deep into underground chambers to harvest ancient “clean” air. Only the wealthy and elite could enjoy this natural air because it would be rare and very expensive. 

Find a CMA Studio Challenge that speaks to you and share your creations on social media by tagging #myCMAstudio. 


Emily Reiser is an interdisciplinary artist, K-5 Art educator for Bexley City Schools, mom of two girls, dog person (but secretly a cat person).


#myCMAstudio is a digital version of our drop- in program, Open Studio. Which is currently unavailable to the public due to Covid-19, and part of CMA’s JPMorgan Chase Center for Creativity Studio to explore ideas, solve creative challenges, and collaborate with friends and family. 

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