Join us in Bethany’s galleries on September 17th at 7pm for a Reception for Hungers/Harvests, an Ossining Arts Council Exhibition at Bethany Arts Community. During the reception there will be a donation drive for the Ossining Food Pantry and an Artist Talk with Miriam Haas.
Artist Talk: Food, Farms, and Community Gathering – Miriam Haas
We’ve all heard it: fruits and vegetables are good for us! Is it simply individual health, or are there greater benefits? What are the challenges to growing, marketing, and distributing produce? How do our local initiatives relate to UN global efforts? Miriam Haas, artist, OAC secretary, and founder of Down To Earth Markets, will talk with us about the value of our diverse choices – from apple to sweet potato, from farmer to buyer, and from those fresh, crunchy bites to future sustainability.
Donation Drive – Donate to the Ossining Food Pantry!
At the Hungers/Harvests reception on September 17th, join the Ossining Arts Council members who were inspired by the UN 2021 International Year of Fruits and Vegetables. During the reception, we will be collecting funds to donate to the Ossining Food Pantry, which re-starts distribution of foods such as grains, fruit, vegetables, proteins and pantry staples to clients. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Ossining Food Pantry saw their client base triple from 400 households to well over 1,000 households. The need is great! Be inspired! Join us and support distribution of fruits and vegetables in our community!
About the Exhibit:
OAC members, inspired by the United Nations 2021 International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, present artwork that raises awareness of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. From vibrant to somber, representational to abstract, they use a variety of media to explore themes related to nutrition, farming, food systems, lack and abundance, and seeds, change, and hope. Come and see how artists help us make connections between everyday foodstuffs and one of the essential concerns of our times.
This event is being held in-person at Bethany Arts Community. For your safety, and the safety of our artists and staff, attendance is being limited and you will be required to wear a mask while at Bethany irrespective of vaccination status. Please read our Covid-19 Safety Statement before your visit.