Amber Public Art x The GIANT Company: Food Justice Workshops

Join the conversation on Dec 16 at 6pm for a virtual workshop hosted by @Amberpublicart featuring @symonesalibstudio and @peopleskitchenphilly to talk about the ways in which art can address, highlight and advocate for food justice.



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.

Zoom link:

Workshop 1 : Thursday, November 18 2021

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.


Workshop 2: Thursday, December 16 2021

How Can We Feed Our City?

A conversation about food security and access.

Symone Salib will share the inspiration behind her artwork “Food is a Necessity” and Ben Miller will share how People’s Kitchen has been providing daily meals feeding hundreds of people during the pandemic.


Workshop 3: Thursday, January 20 2022

What Grows in the City?

A conversation about urban farming and community health.

Eustace Mamba will share how food justice has inspired his work. Christa Barfield will talk about how and why she started Farmer Jawn and the importance of urban agriculture in cities plagued by food deserts.


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