FSU Art Professor Holly Hanessian‘s and Michael Austin Diaz work “New Histories: The Gadsden Farm Project” will be featured in Fuller Craft Museums exhibit “Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community Through Art.” This exhibition focuses on Food Justice and bringing awareness to food insecurity through art, exploring how we can shape positive change in ending hunger.
New Histories: The Gadsden Farm Project is a socially engaged art project that explores the agricultural stories of 12 people from Gadsden County. Working with a team from the State of Florida Archives, we were able to build relationships with over a dozen farmers, including first generation immigrants, fourth generation shade tobacco farmers, livestock farmers, organic vegetable growers, and an elder whose family owns large acreages of longleaf pines.
The archive of the project is presented through a series of photographs, audio interviews, video recordings, and hand-made ceramic plates, and represents the living history of Gadsden County agriculture and the relationships forged between all of the collaborative partners. The exhibit will be on display at Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA November 12, 2022 – April 23, 2023.