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Access to Justice: Art Works Projects at the Chicago Public Library

“Less than one percent of those arrested and held in police custody in Chicago in 2013 had a lawyer present, according to Chicago Police Data (source: CNN, May 5, 2016). What challenges face the Chicago community in providing equal justice to all, and how are advocates addressing issues of equal treatment and rule of law globally?” Panelists: Sheila Bedi, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center, Northwestern University School of Law Flint Taylor, civil rights attorney, People’s Law Office Amanda Rivkin, photographer, Howard Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, International Women’s Media Foundation Moderator: Leslie Thomas, outgoing Executive Director, Art Works Projects Broadcast: CAN-TV (local Chicago public access)

“Sustenance” at Loyola University for Hunger Week

My work, “Sustenance: Chicago and the Food Chain,” is on display this week at Loyola University Chicago’s Damen Student Center, 2nd Floor during Hunger Week. Commissioned by Art Works Projects, “Sustenance” examines issues around the food supply and child nutrition in Chicago and the state of Illinois. The work debuted at Art Works Projects’ studio gallery in Chicago in January and previously toured at the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci in Milan, Italy for a month starting late August thanks to generous support from the U.S. Consulate Milan and Grosvenor Capital Management.

Sustenance: Chicago and the Food Chain in Milan, Italy

August 27 – September 20 Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci ART WORKS Projects, in collaboration with the U.S. Consulate General in Milan, is pleased to present an Italian tour of the exhibit Sustenance: Chicago and the Food Chain, documenting the realities of food access in Chicago through the eyes of local children at home, in school, and in their communities. Bringing this important story to international audiences, this exhibit with photography by Amanda Rivkin explains Chicago’s place within global agricultural practices and policies, and highlights the city’s many innovative programs working to enhance children’s relationships with nutrition and healthy food. A supplemental feature of photographs from Marwen students adds young Chicagoans’ perspectives on the topics of food and nutrition. After a successful run in the ART WORKS Projects’ Chicago studio, which attracted more than twenty local organizations and hundreds of visitors, the exhibit will now travel to Milan in conjunction with Expo Milano 2015: “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” As part of the “Expo in città” programming through the …

Art Works Projects Exhibits Touring Europe

Big news! My first museum show is opening in a little over a week. Here is a little teaser from Art Works Projects: Exciting exhibits are touring Europe – ART WORKS is bringing “Sanctuary and Sustenance” to Cologne and “Sustenance: Chicago and the Food Chain” to Milan! Thanks to our collaborators Amanda Rivkin Photography, the U.S. Consulate General Milan, Manifest Media, and Art und Amen.

New Event Added to “Sustenance” Programming: Access Through Excess

ACCESS THROUGH EXCESS: A ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATION February 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm According to the USDA, between 30 and 50% of all food produced in the United States goes to waste. At the same time, many Chicagoland children and their families experience hunger. As part of the current 625 at 6:25 exhibition, Sustenance: Chicago and the Food Chain, ART WORKS Projects​ and Zero Percent are pleased to present a community roundtable as we discuss how to prevent and rescue this waste, turning excess food into accessible nutrition. Please join members of the Chicago food community as we share ideas and brainstorm solutions. Participants to include: Goose Island Clybourn, The Signature Room at the 95th, Pilot Light Chefs, Gourmet Gorilla and the City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, Homeless and Human Services Division Free & Open to the Public Tell us you’re coming! RSVP@artworksprojects.org

Sustenance: Chicago + the Food Chain Opening at Art Works Projects

625 AT 6:25 January 14 “Sustenance: Chicago + the Food Chain” Exhibit Opening! Amanda Rivkin & Heriberto T Quiroz look at food access for Chicago’s children Opening Reception on January 14th Please join photographers Amanda Rivkin and Heriberto T Quiroz along with WBEZ’s Monica Eng for a reception and community conversation to mark the launch of Sustenance: Chicago and the Food Chain. This new photography exhibition provides a unique view of the realities of child nutrition in Chicago and the ways that our agricultural and food policy decisions impact youth eating habits in schools and at home. Wednesday, January 14th 6:25 – 9:00 PM Reception 6:45 – 7:15 PM Community Conversation Sustenance: Chicago and the Food Chain is part of the 625 AT 6:25 series produced by ART WORKS Projects. Viewing hours are Saturdays 1:00 – 5:00 PM and by appointment during the week. Please contact us at info@artworksprojects.org to coordinate tours for students and interested organizations. On Saturday, February 28, we are pleased to host a workshop and lunch with child nutrition and agriculture …

Chicago: Sustenance and the Food Chain at Art Works Projects

Very excited to announce this! I will be participating in a show opening in January at Art Works Projects in Chicago called, “Chicago: Sustenance and the Food Chain.” Here are the event details: SUSTENANCE: CHICAGO AND THE FOOD CHAIN January 12, 2015 – February 28, 2015 In Sustenance: Chicago and the Food Chain, photographers Amanda Rivkin and Heriberto T. Quiroz document the realities of food access in Chicago through the eyes of children at home, school, and in their communities. The installation will be framed with a discussion of where Chicago sits in the world of global agriculture and the way in which innovative programs around the city are working to expand children’s relationships with nutrition and the complex economics of food production. This exhibit will be on display at the ART WORKS Projects studio, 625 N. Kingsbury St. in Chicago.