DAYTON, OH, December 6, 2019 – Join our 4th Annual University of Dayton Student-organized Art Auction, Can Drive and Multi-Media Exhibition to benefit the Gem City Market! New student photographic works will be available in our silent auction for Dinner in the Desert Kitchen IV: No Space like Home on December 6th from 6-9pm in the @Index Project Space, Front Street Building Company. Small editioned prints will be gifted to those who donate a non-perishable food item (while supplies last!).
For this year’s exhibition, we have partnered with Gem City Market, Welcome Dayton and Hanley Sustainability Institute to examine themes around landscape and migration. Students from majors including photography, graphic design, engineering, biology and dietetics will share creative research about local and regional narratives of place that highlight immigration, land use and troubling practices that have created systemic inequities in our society. Using the tragic legacy of historical redlining maps as a background, we will use our dinner event as a forum to discuss opportunities for creating community and enacting opportunity in a time of widespread division.
This exhibition is organized in part by The Desert Kitchen Collective (www.desertkitchen.org), a growing group of local students, educators, artists and activists who seek to eradicate food deserts and build awareness around multiple food-related issues. Our event was made possible through the support of University of Dayton’s Department of Art & Design, The College of Arts and Sciences and The Hanley Sustainability Institute. Producers and organizers include University of Dayton Professors Glenna Jennings and Julie Jones (Photography), Dr. Hsuan Tsen (Art History) and Visual Arts student, Elli Capellupo.
This event is free and open to the public. Register for General Admission to the event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dinner-in-the-desert-kitchen-iv-no-space-like-home-tickets- 79249000895 or scan the QR code below. During our exhibition, we will host an interactive meal to engage conversation about landscape, migration, and systemic injustices. If you would like to participate in our dinner, be sure to select the Experiential Dinner Participant add-on.