2019: Welcome Feast

www.welcomefeast.com

JUNE 1, 2019:
10am-2pm: COMMUNITY PAINTING PARTY
Kennedy Park Basketball Courts (intersection of Anderson and Fox st)
come help Daniel Minter finish up his sculptures for installation day!
Entertainment and inspiration by:
Kesho Wazo, African Dundada, Viva

JUNE 15, 2019:
5:00pm: DONOR RECEPTION
with Daniel Minter and our featured chefs
Cove St Gallery

6:00pm: OPENING RECEPTION
for Daniel Minter’s sculptural installation Mother’s Garden 
Fox Field (at the intersection of Anderson St and Fox St, Portland)

JUNE 26, 2019:
5:00pm: WORLD TO TABLE COMMUNITY MEAL
with Niky Watler and Martha Leonard of Maiz
collaborating with Chris Deutsch of BLVL

JULY 17, 2019:
5:00pm: WORLD TO TABLE COMMUNITY MEAL
with Ruweda Ali and Farhiya Mohamed
collaborating with
Ilma Lopez of Piccolo and Chaval

AUGUST 14, 2019:
5:00pm:
WORLD TO TABLE COMMUNITY MEAL
with
Sharifa and Nazia Shir 
collaborating with Lauren Gibson of Luke’s Lobster

This summer, public art has the chance to bring our community a little closer together. For our summer 2019 project, TEMPOart has commissioned Daniel Minter, a Portland-based artist known for his work in painting and sculpture, and co-founder of the Indigo Arts Alliance, to explore the relationship between public art and culinary diplomacy. Through a series of monumental wood sculptures titled Mother’s Garden, Minter’s project will address the cultural traditions and food of the African Diaspora and recent immigrants to Portland.

In partnership with Portland Trails, the location is a green space near the trail at Kennedy Field in East Bayside, an area experiencing a rapid cultural transition emblematic of the city at large.

In concert with Minter’s installation, Anna Ackerman of World to Table will match chefs from Portland’s New-Mainer community with chefs from Portland’s blossoming restaurant scene to create menus for three public meals at the project site. Representatives of Portland’s diverse communities will be invited to share the meals that will hopefully spark conversation in a uniquely beautiful outdoor setting.

To sign up for one of these community meals, please visit www.welcomefeast.com to be entered in to a lottery for a free seat.

The program of outdoor public art and culinary diplomacy will be designed to bring together Portland’s diverse populations through an inspiring sculptural installation and community meals. Local non-profits will conduct youth programs in art, writing and food exploring the food cultures of their countries of origin and their new Portland home.

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Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts