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FSU Art Professor Holly Hanessian exhibits at Fuller Craft Museum

Published November 22, 2022

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 installation includes a custom designed dinner table with embedded speakers that play excerpts from conversations, as well as a cross section of a greenhouse with an adobe floor that houses video monitors playing recordings of farmer interviews.

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.