The Lounge September 9 — November 13, 2022
FOOD for THOUGHT celebrates community while asking us to think critically about our relationship with food.
During the summer of 2021, the Southwest Michigan Local Food Council asked four artists to respond creatively to the personal food experiences of visitors at Southwest Michigan’s local farmers markets. Market attendees defined and expressed themselves through their experiences with food, and the artists incorporated the responses into a painting representing that community. The resulting artworks offer an entry point to look across social, economic, and geographic divides and consider the impact of food–and our access, traditions, and relationships surrounding it–on cultural identity. The final art installation is a visual representation of community voice through the lenses and imaginations of local artists.
Artwork: Jaylen C. Lanier. A Seat At The Table, 2021. Acrylic on canvas. Header image: Angela Valha, Gather, 2021
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 12 PM
FREE in person and on Facebook Live
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 12:30 – 3 PM
FREE and open to the public
THURSDAYS, SEPT. 15 – OCT. 6, 12 PM
FREE on Facebook Live