Our Day of Artistic Activism
Today is our first annual World Food Day commemoration!
World Food Day (16 Oct) is sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. We are so excited to join others around the world in spotlighting the importance of making nutritious food accessible to all people no matter who they are or where they live.
Kid Cultivators, in conjunction with Hammonds House Museum, organized “Think Global, Draw Local,” a day of artistic activism and food security awareness.
We believe the most easily accessible weapon in the fight against hunger and malnutrition is local creativity. So we rallied kids throughout the Atlanta-area to create artwork that expresses the simple yet big idea “nutritious foods are essential to a healthy world.” Kid Cultivators Homeschool Community gathered this afternoon to be inspired by the art at Hammonds House and to make art that imagined a world with more sustainable food opportunities.
In addition students in various classrooms around the metro area began art projects that they will send in to us by 25 Oct. Participants’ artwork will be entered into the FAO’s 2013 International Drawing Competition. We’ll post finished artwork as it comes in.
In the meantime, check out these pics from our art rally at Hammonds House Museum today.
UPDATE: 1 Nov 2013–See also the video we put together to recap the commemoration (below).
Want more? View all our posts from WFD 2013.