AGM Recipe Placemat Project
As part of the Art Gallery of Missisauga's community engagement programming, a series of four workshops were held in October and November 2016, with Community Partner Catholic Crosscultural Services (CCS) and Lead Artist Marianne Alas. Over 85 newcomer students in the CCS Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Program in Mississauga participated! The hands-on workshops revolve around themes of legacy, history, ancestry and memory associated with food; meals shared with family and cherished recipes passed down from one generation to the next. This project highlights the ritual of cooking dishes and the tastes and smells that bring back many memories and associations. Collecting favourite recipes from new community members is a great way to explore memories and storytelling through food that brings people together and connects a community. The recipes which have lovingly evolved into artworks by the project participants will be on display at the Glass Pavilion in Mississauga Celebration Square on December 16, 2016 and many newcomer families will be in attendance.
Community engagement, language instruction, collecting recipes
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This initiative brings together migrants to create a placemat with recipes from their home country; it allies community engagement, language learning and creativity. The subject (food for home) is a perfect opportunity for language learning and vocabulary. Everyone feels strongly about food at ‘home’.
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Stéphanie Barillé - firstname.lastname@example.org