Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
The Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard is pleased to welcome Jeni Hansen Gard for a lecture about her work. This lecture is free and open to the public, but space is limited; RSVP below to reserve your seat.
Jeni Hansen Gard grew up in a small bed and breakfast in Grand Haven, Michigan. She has an integrative art practice that focuses on using the ceramic vessel as a catalyst for bringing people together, often asking participants to reconsider their relationship to food and each other. Using this combination of craft and engagement as an avenue to pursue her research interest in ethnobotany (the human plant relationship), she is working to challenge our current food system and instead help build an equitable and sustainable future. Her community-focused approach to ceramics and education led her to become a founding member of the Socially Engaged Craft Collective, a craft and social practice organization.