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Harvesting the Country Lives: A Gathering for Cooking & Growing Community with Alejandro Chellet
July 30, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us on Sat. July 30 from 4pm-9pm for a special community event as a culmination of the work done at the July 9th Oven Building Workshop by Owning Earth exhibiting artist, Alejandro Chellet. Suggested donation of $10 or pay what you wish at the door.
A community-wide activation of Alejandro Chellet’s work for Owning Earth, The Hickster Oven. Join Chellet and friends for a beautiful meal of tasty organic food sourced from local partner farms as well as discussions and activities around the theme of growing sustainable communities in the Hudson Valley.
From the artist:
I have been thinking a great deal about the phenomenon of urban transplants to the Hudson Valley. Some questions that have arisen and inspired me to make this work include: What will the future of the Hudson Valley and even the Catskills be with current and upcoming housing development? What is the gauge to know when Kingston will become Upstate Brooklyn? By moving to the countryside, are we really capable of changing our consumer practices and ideal dwellings to more sustainable, self-reliant and rooted ones? Do people who used to live in cities change their life principles when they move to the county?
About Alejandro Chellet:
Alejandro Chellet is a Mexican multidisciplinary artist, independent curator and permaculture designer based between Mexico City, New York and the Hudson Valley. In his art he addresses the misplaced core principles of coexistence, the loss of connection with Nature and the political and environmental context of urban societies. His artwork ranges from social practice to site specific installations, urban interventions and performances using permaculture, artivism, improvisation, somatic movement, politics, altruism and shamanism. His artwork has been shown at festivals, museums and galleries in Europe, Asia, North, Central and South America. In 2014 with Grace Exhibition Space he started the design and development of an ongoing art and permaculture summer residency program in Rosendale, NY. In 2015 he ventured into directing Casa Viva Gallery, an artist-run space for contemporary art in Mexico City that has shown more than a hundred artists. In February 2020 he launched Artists in Action, a new and broad residency program at the community space Huerto Roma Verde in Mexico City.