In 2022 I was an artist-in-residence with root2RISE, a local NGO focused on culturally responsive outdoor education. One of the ways I supported and collaborated with the team was by having mission-driven conversations and designing graphics that elevate their vision and values. This work grew into a public art communications project in conjunction with their October Community Farm Share, which supports local BIPOC farmers and cultivates a sustainable food system. Over 200 food share bags were screenprinted with one of three designs. These bags included a pack of crayons and coloring pages highlighting the farmers. There were also two POP-UP events at local schools where kids learned to screenprint and made their own poster.
For this work I was awarded a Connecticut Artists Respond Grant, funded by the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the federal ARPA.