Food, Water, And Art: Connections And Advocacy

    November 21, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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    Cathedral Church of Saint John: The Great Divine in the City and Diocese of New York
    1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025
    Food, Water, And Art: Connections And Advocacy @ New York | New York | United States

    The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine Presents

    Food, Water, And Art: Connections And Advocacy

    Saturday, November 21 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

    The Cathedral of St. John the Divine continues their public programming for The Value of Food: Sustaining a Green Planet, with “Food, Water, and Art: Connections and Advocacy,” organized by Fredericka Foster, a visual artist, water activist, and guest curator of the Cathedral’s 2011–2012 exhibition, The Value of Water. This panel discussion, including artists, art writers, and activists Ann Marshall; Aviva Rahmani; Daisy Craddock; Lenore Malen; Benjamin Sutton; and Kirby Gookin and Robin Kahn, guest curators of The Value of Food, will take place on Saturday, November 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., in the Cathedral House Conference Room at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street).

    The discussion will explore the connections between food, water, and art and consider how aesthetic responses can counter current threats to water and food production. A guided tour of The Value of Food exhibition, led by Gookin and Kahn, will immediately follow the conversation.

    The Value of Food is divided into seven thematic sections: Water, Soil, Seed, Farm, Market, Meal and Waste—each representing a spoke in the cycle of food production. The paintings, sculpture and multimedia pieces of more than 30 renowned artists, including Alison Knowles, Tom Otterness, Tattfoo Tan, Christy Rupp, Christian Jankowski, Claire Pentecost and others, have been installed in a circular path within the Cathedral’s 14 bays and 7 chapels, as well as throughout its gardens. Portraits by photojournalist Matt Black, depicting food workers and the ecological ravages of climate change, are displayed on the Cathedral’s exterior fence—an installation curated by Magnum Foundation.

    This event is open to the public; however, your contributions to the Cathedral are always appreciated. Guests are asked to RSVP at

    Cathedral House Conference Room
    The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
    1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street)