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Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 5-7pm
A Taste of Sustainability
Presented as part of Just In Time: 30 Years of Collective Practice

A Taste of Sustainability

Presented as part of Just In Time: 30 Years of Collective Practice
Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 5-7pm
Location: Starting at Vox Populi, outward to the Railpark
Please BYOC – bring your own cup!

On June 20, 2019, from 5-7pm artist/curator Suzanne L. Seesman and curator/Just In Time exhibition manager Tina Plokarz host a public discussion and potluck that explores the question: “What is needed to provide a sustainable future in the city of Philadelphia?”

Cultural-producers and community stakeholders from a wide range of perspectives will be invited to reflect publicly on the concept of sustainability, illuminating its promises and realities through the lenses of ecology, architecture, health, arts, and culture. Invited guests will exchange their approaches to the subject of sustainability as it relates to their own creative and professional practices while also sharing with the public their recipes for sustenance. All in attendance will be invited to share in the conversation and refreshments which will include homemade bread and spreads and non-alcoholic beverages. We hope that this conversation and shared snack provides a glimpse into what we might collectively imagine for the future.

Please note that this is a progressive event. We’ll start at Vox Populi, walk to nearby public locations and end our conversation at the Railpark with shared snacks.

After the evening’s conversation, the hosts will make shared recipes for sustainability available as an online collection on Vox Populi’s website as well as a limited print edition.

The conversation is presented in conjunction with Vox Populi’s 30th Anniversary celebrations and in partnership with Friends of the Rail Park.

About the Artists

Tina Plokarz is a curator, project manager and writer living and working in Philadelphia. Her experience in curating and implementing exhibitions, conferences and public art programs ranges from exhibitions of prints and drawings to large-scale site-specific commissions of visual and performance art and conferences. She has worked with a variety of artists and performers, including Anike Joyce Sadiq (2018), Emma Sulkowicz (2017), Hamish Fulton (2015) and LIGNA (2014), as well as in international institutions in Germany, including Philadelphia Contemporary (Philadelphia), the KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), Villa Merkel (Esslingen), and the Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin). Presently she is collective member at Vox Populi.
More Info: voxpopuligallery.org/artists/tina-plokarz

Suzanne L Seesman is a Philadelphia based artist, curator, and Vox Populi alumni, whose past work experiences in collectively run businesses and cooperatives, labor rights, and the service industry, have a significant influence on their artistic practice and teaching. Suzanne holds a BFA in Sculpture from Ohio University and an MFA from Tyler School of Art and is a past recipient of Cloud Artist Prize and The Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Fellowship. She has been an artist in residence at The International Ceramics Studio (ICS) in Kecskemet, Hungary and The Vermont Studio Center. As an educator, Suzanne has taught courses in Sculpture, Video, Sound, and Visual Studies at all levels from grade school to graduate school. Suzanne is currently the Artistic Director of Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary and is teaching a course on the history of Video Art at Fleisher Art Memorial this Spring.
More Info: suzanneseesman.com

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Event:
Taste of Sustainability
Start:
June 20 @ 5:00 pm
End:
June 20 @ 7:00 pm
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