Kitchen Stories, Organized by Art on Purpose
Saturday, June 20, 2009 (World Refugee Day)
Opening Reception: 4-7pm (free and open to the public)
1401 Light Street / Baltimore, MD
The opening celebration will feature artwork by artist Julie Lin in conjunction with a multi-media presentation of selected artworks from the Kitchen Stories workshops. A series of live cooking demonstrations featuring international foods will take place throughout the event. A brief gallery conversation with Art on Purpose and the four partner organizations will begin at 5:00pm.
ABOUT KITCHEN STORIES
The Library and Art on Purpose are pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition entitled Kitchen Stories, featuring works by artist Julie Lin as well as art and recipes by immigrants, including refugees and asylum seekers, from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South America. An opening celebration takes place Saturday, June 20, 2009 from 4-7pm at The Library, 1401 Light Street Baltimore, MD 21230. The exhibition runs from June 20 through July 25, 2009 with gallery hours each Saturday 12-4 pm (except July 4th). The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Julie Lin, Art on Purpose’s Resident Community Artist, who also conceived the project, implemented a series of workshops at local social service organizations working with adult refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers in the Baltimore community. During each three-hour workshop, clients of Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (ASTT) and other organizations serving immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, including the International Rescue Committee, Adelante Familia and Baltimore City Community College’s Refugee Assistance Program, engaged in a variety of cooking and collage workshops and events.
During each session, participants discussed cooking, eating and family, exploring issues of identity and assimilation. They traded stories of their lives, shared recipes from their native countries and created art works to illustrate their experiences.
Participants will share their artwork and recipes at the opening reception. A catalogue featuring art by the participants and Julie Lin, recipes, and the immigrant experiences of workshop participants will also be available. The catalogue was written by Susan Sachs Fleishman and designed by Glenn Dellon.
Sponsored by the Suzanne F. Cohen Opportunity Fund, with additional support from the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund. FOR A DETAILED LIST OF UPCOMING PROGRAMMING RELATED TO KITCHEN STORIES AT THE LIBRARY THEN PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.THELIBRARYPROJECT.NET