In Spring 2022, artist Ernel Martinez and Amber Art and Design will create a mural at GIANT supermarket focused on the theme of food justice. Amber Art and Design and Mural Arts will host three virtual public workshops to gather ideas for the mural and resources to be shared.
This three part workshop series will showcase how artists are responding to food justice in their work and how art can be used to illustrate and respond to inequities in the urban environment. The format is casual, beginning with brief presentations by an artist and a food justice practitioner and then opening up the conversation to participants to join in and share ideas related to each topic.
Where Does Our Food Come From?
A conversation about soil health and farming systems.
Sam Schlenker will discuss the inspiration behind his series of public artworks about soil contamination. Jesse Barrett from the Rodale Institute will share information about how soil health impacts our food based on their years of research studying “conventional” vs. “regenerative organic” agriculture.