Come find your place setting for social justice at a special one-night installation by Pones and its artist partners at Dick Waller’s ArtPlace on Friday, November 17th from 5-8pm.
In Spring of 2017, performers from Pones, visual artist Pam Kravetz, and documentarian Ian Timothy Forsgren, invited audiences to sit down, share a meal and discover stories of local immigrants around our table. This fast-paced piece changed from family dinner to art gallery, cooking show to dance.
“Place/Setting” broke down barriers, diffused stereotypes, cultivated empathy and challenged patrons to explore ideas of belonging and home.
The original ceramic place settings that accompanied the performance were inspired by immigrants who live in Cincinnati, OH. Each of their unique stories influenced a local artist to create a handmade place setting. The designs and shapes of the plates, cups, and utensils reflect emotions and cultural influences from each individual narrative.
These place settings will be on view and for sale at this special event in the historic setting of Dick Waller’s ArtPlace at 130 West Court Street, downtown Cincinnati.
To view the settings or purchase online, click here: https://ponesinc.wordpress.com/2017/08/21/place-settings-for-social-justice/
Photo Credits: Mikki Schaffner Photography