Juneteenth: Pairing Art with Food and Poetry [Virtual]

Juneteenth: Pairing Art with Food and Poetry [Virtual]Juneteenth: Pairing Art with Food and Poetry [Virtual]

Sat, Jun 19, 2021 11:30 AM – Sat, Jun 19, 2021 12:30 PM Juneteenth: Pairing Art with Food and Poetry [Virtual]

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Gather around the virtual table to connect with others over food, art, and poetry. In this episode, we celebrate Juneteenth and talk with poets Just Duléa and L. Renée.

Together, we’ll look closely at artworks selected by Kayleigh, L. Renée, and Just Duléa.

We’ll walk through how to pair art with food or poetry. Then we’ll reveal pairings with the artworks! All are welcome to byo food or drink and enjoy conversation. No art expertise needed.

Just Duléa is a poet and spoken word artist from New York, NY. She has been a writer for 10+ years and is the Founder and CEO of Conviction 2 Change Publishing LLC, a publishing company that seeks to tell those stories traditionally found on the margins. Her work prioritizes the themes of blackness and African-centered thought, gender, sexuality, and spirituality. Just Duléa holds a BBA from the University of Miami, an MFA from San Francisco State University, and is currently a second-year doctoral student in the African American & African Diaspora Studies Department at Indiana University Bloomington.

L. Renée is a poet and nonfiction writer from Columbus, Ohio. She is a third-year MFA candidate at Indiana University, where she has served as the Nonfiction Editor of Indiana Review and as Associate Director of the Indiana University Writers’ Conference. She is the recipient of the 2020 Indiana University Guy Lemmon Award in Public Writing, the 2019 Indiana University Writers in South Asia Award, the 2018 Alumni Award Fellowship from the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and a National Silver medal in poetry at the NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics. Her work has received support from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, Kenyon Review Writers Workshop and Green Mountain Writers Conference. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Tin House Online, Poet Lore, the Minnesota review, Appalachian Review, Southern Humanities Review, Poiesis, New Limestone Review, and the Women of Appalachia Project’s Women Speak: Volume 6 anthology. She holds a Master of Science degree in Journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she received a Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Fellowship, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with honors from Roanoke College. Most importantly, L. Renée believes in Black joy and preserving the stories of her ancestors.

Kayleigh Dance, co-host for the pilot season of Pairing Art and Food, is an IU’18 grad with a love for food and design. Growing up, she watched her grandma make everything from scratch. Pasta, jelly, breads, etc., there wasn’t a dish you could name that she didn’t know how to make! Kayleigh has always been a “foodie” in the eating sense – trying new things, mixing different flavor profiles, or customizing dishes – but it wasn’t until college that she discovered her own love for cooking. Now, she takes her passion for food and utilizes her skills in design to create digital content on Instagram!

Laura Scheper serves as the Public Experiences Manager at the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art.

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June 19, 2021 11:30 AM
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Sat, Jun 19, 2021 Juneteenth: Pairing Art with Food and Poetry [Virtual]

Gather around the virtual table to connect with others over food, art, and poetry. In this episode, we celebrate Juneteenth and talk with poets Just Duléa and L. Renée.

Together, we’ll look closely at artworks selected by Kayleigh, L. Renée, and Just Duléa.

We’ll walk through how to pair art with food or poetry. Then we’ll reveal pairings with the artworks! All are welcome to byo food or drink and enjoy conversation. No art expertise needed.

Just Duléa is a poet and spoken word artist from New York, NY. She has been a writer for 10+ years and is the Founder and CEO of Conviction 2 Change Publishing LLC, a publishing company that seeks to tell those stories traditionally found on the margins. Her work prioritizes the themes of blackness and African-centered thought, gender, sexuality, and spirituality. Just Duléa holds a BBA from the University of Miami, an MFA from San Francisco State University, and is currently a second-year doctoral student in the African American & African Diaspora Studies Department at Indiana University Bloomington.

L. Renée is a poet and nonfiction writer from Columbus, Ohio. She is a third-year MFA candidate at Indiana University, where she has served as the Nonfiction Editor of Indiana Review and as Associate Director of the Indiana University Writers’ Conference. She is the recipient of the 2020 Indiana University Guy Lemmon Award in Public Writing, the 2019 Indiana University Writers in South Asia Award, the 2018 Alumni Award Fellowship from the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and a National Silver medal in poetry at the NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics. Her work has received support from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, Kenyon Review Writers Workshop and Green Mountain Writers Conference. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Tin House Online, Poet Lore, the Minnesota review, Appalachian Review, Southern Humanities Review, Poiesis, New Limestone Review, and the Women of Appalachia Project’s Women Speak: Volume 6 anthology. She holds a Master of Science degree in Journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she received a Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Fellowship, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with honors from Roanoke College. Most importantly, L. Renée believes in Black joy and preserving the stories of her ancestors.

Kayleigh Dance, co-host for the pilot season of Pairing Art and Food, is an IU’18 grad with a love for food and design. Growing up, she watched her grandma make everything from scratch. Pasta, jelly, breads, etc., there wasn’t a dish you could name that she didn’t know how to make! Kayleigh has always been a “foodie” in the eating sense – trying new things, mixing different flavor profiles, or customizing dishes – but it wasn’t until college that she discovered her own love for cooking. Now, she takes her passion for food and utilizes her skills in design to create digital content on Instagram!

Laura Scheper serves as the Public Experiences Manager at the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art.

Register to receive an email with the link to this Zoom webinar.


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