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LONGER TABLE: Food, Nourishment & Sustainability
SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 – January 16, 2020
Opening, Friday, september 27, 5-7 pm
Santa Fe, NM—The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission Community Gallery announces the opening of, “Longer Table: Food, Nourishment and Sustainability” on display September 27th, 2019 through January 16, 2020. The public is invited to attend an opening on Friday, September 27th, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Santa Fe Community Gallery, 201 W. Marcy St.
In the spirit of the quote, “When you have more than you need, build a longer table not a taller fence,” the Community Gallery is hosting an exhibit that challenges artists to address issues related to food production, sustainability, scarcity, affordability, safety, access and availability. According to an article in 2016, the effects of climate change on food production around the world could lead to more than 500,000 deaths by the year 2050. Climate related impacts on agriculture could lead to an overall global decline in food availability. We are headed into a world food crisis and the evidence is mounting.
In the United States food insecurity is now recognized as a major health crisis. Research indicates that more than 42 million persons in America were food insecure in 2015, impacting New Mexico residents most significantly in the senior, low-income and Native American populations. When healthy food becomes a luxury item for our citizens, it is time to address the current model of food production, processing and distribution that shape how we access and consume our food.
“Longer Table” asks artists in all media to address the myriad issues related to our nation’s food economy and the ramifications of our food policies in New Mexico.
Participating artists include: Bobbe Besold, Matthew Bollinger, Liz Brindley, Eric Heithaus, Kathamann, Angela Kirkman, Will Karp, Marietta Patricia Leis, Andrea Lozano, Darlene Olivia McElroy, Catherine Molland, AnaMaria Samaniego, Michael Sharber, Melinda Silver, Laurinda Stockwell and Bette Yozell.
In conjunction with the exhibit, The Community Gallery will present a series of free public programs addressing topics related to the theme. All events take place at the Community Gallery, 201 West Marcy Street, inside the Santa Fe Community Convention Center and are FREE and open to the public. For more information call, 505-955-6705 or email [bot protected email address].
The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission (SFAC), an agency within the municipal government of the City of Santa Fe, provides leadership by and for City government in supporting arts and cultural affairs. The SFAC also recommends programs and policies that develop, sustain and promote artistic excellence in the community. For more information contact the SFAC at 505-955-6707, email [bot protected email address], or by fax 505-955-6671.