Melissa Raman Molitor, ATR-BC, LCPC
Evanston Art Center Curatorial Fellowship
I am honored and thrilled to have received the 2021-2022 curatorial fellowship at the Evanston Art Center! My intention for this exhibition is to center ASAPI stories in the community.
Please check out the call for ASAPI artists below and contact me for more information on how to get involved!
Call for ASAPIA Artists
CALL FOR ART: KITCHEN TABLE STORIES
The Kitchen Table Stories Project centers the stories of local Asian, South Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (ASAPI) in Evanston and its surrounds with the intention of increasing visibility and representation, and claiming space in the community. Central to the project is an exhibition of work created by local artists and artisans who identify as Asian, South Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander which will take place July 9 - August 21, 2022 at the Evanston Art Center.
This project reimagines exhibition as a form of community care drawing inspiration from expressions of hospitality and healing practices in cultures from East, South, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. The goal of the exhibition is to create space for the community to participate in the arts in a way that fosters cultural awareness, community connection, and collective care.
We are looking for work that explores the functionality and symbolism of the “kitchen table” in ASAPIA cultures. Some of the themes to consider include:
stories passed down from generation to generation
recipes passed down from generation to generation
food as identity
the art of hospitality
food as healing
food as care
food as a connection to home
the connection between stories and food
food as cultural preservation
food and stories as the vehicles for passing down cultural wisdom
stories as cultural preservation
EXHIBIT DATES: July 9 - August 22, 2022
EXHIBIT LOCATION: Evanston Art Center
SUBMISSION PROPOSAL DUE: March 1, 2022
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: Rolling
IMAGES OF ART WORK, ARTIST BIO, & WRITTEN ARTIST STATEMENT SUBMISSION DUE: May 22, 2022 (Images should include title, year, media and size)
ART WORK DROP-OFF TO EVANSTON ART CENTER: July 5, 2022
INSTALLATION: JULY 5-8, 2022
OPENING RECEPTION: July 15, 2022 6-9pm
ART WORK PICK-UP AT EVANSTON ART CENTER: August 22-23, 2022
SPECIFICATIONS AND GUIDELINES
This call is open to artists who identify as ASAPIA living and/or working in Evanston and its surrounds. Artists from the greater Chicago area will also be considered. All media will be accepted including 2D, 3D, film/video, sound, digital, written, and traditional craft.
NOTE: The exhibition will also include a series of workshops, panels, presentations, performances, artist talks and participatory art making as a way to engage the community-at-large, thus we will also be considering culinary art, performance art, musical performances, spoken word, and healing art forms.
Please complete the submission proposal form by February 11, 2022.
To send work sample images (as described in the proposal form), please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use Kitchen Table Stories Exhibit Submission as the subject line of your email and name the files as follows: artist’s last name_title of piece_sample# Example: Molitor_My Title_Sample3. Please include a description of how the work samples are representational of the work you’d like to include in the exhibit.
This application is a proposal for work to be included in the exhibit. Decisions for inclusion will be based on diversity of ASAPIA representation and media, space limitations, and how well the art work embodies the theme.
SUBMISSION PROPOSAL FORM:
Contact Melissa at email@example.com
Visit https://www.evanstonartcenter.org/node/30261 for more information
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