Full-Circle Mirror Image

Dinner & Thought on Food Access in Cleveland

Sunday, July 10, 2011, 5:00PM - 7:30PM

Join us at SPACES for an evening that's all about the plants and the people.

Maurice Small and Johnny Coleman collaborate on 'Full Circle Mirror Image', a living tribute to the full life cycle of one tenacious urban crop—collard greens. A mirror installation inside and outside the gallery will both cook and grow collard greens, and tell the sensory story of what good food can do to bring people together.

In that spirit, we'll share a light, locally-sourced dinner and some good company.

For the last twenty years, artist Johnny Coleman has composed spaces activated as prayers: requests for guidance, conscious statements of intent, and thanksgiving. His process spans poetry, performance, and a sculptural format that integrates the dramatic presentation of a stage
set with the oral tradition of storytelling, while consciously focusing upon private spaces that sometimes exist in the absence of a performer. He has exhibited extensively throughout the U.S., and continues to collaborate with artists nationally.

Master composter, worm translator, food broker and urban advocate Maurice Small has been building urban food systems, creating soil and training youth entrepreneurs for over twenty years. As Learning Garden Director at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens and Co-founder of City Fresh (a project that built food access in Cleveland neighborhoods, while improving urban market access for rural farmers), his work has taken the region by storm. Most recently he's been organizing on food access in Youngstown, and acting as Chief Compost Officer for Spencer's Boy at www.mauricesmall.tumblr.com.

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To reserve your spot and guarantee yourself a plate, please call or email SPACES: 216.621.2314 or contact@spacesgallery.org. This event is open to the public. There is a $5-10 suggested donation. Proceeds go to the presenters.

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