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Ottabenga Jones & Associates presents her Creative Capital Project "The People's Plate" at the Lawndale Art Center in Houston



Feb 28 2014 - Aug 28 2014


LOCATION

Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main Street
Houston, TX

FORMAT

Exhibition

Discipline

Visual Arts

Through a collaborative art project/public health program, Otabenga Jones & Associates will attempt to mitigate the ongoing health crisis of obesity and its related risks. The Collective will create a public mural at the Lawndale Art Center along with a series of adjacent programs, kicking off a year-long commitment to health education. Programs will include cooking classes, a foraging workshop, an urban gardening workshop, an instructional cooking video and a line of mass produced lunchboxes that will be made available to the public. Inspired by the Black Panther Free Breakfast for School Children Program, which saw the Panthers cooking and serving breakfast to poor inner city children, the Collective aims to provide at-risk community members with a set of tools that will encourage self-sufficiency and empowerment in terms of maintaining their own health through food choices, while building community.


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