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“Host!” with Ellie Markovitch

June 12 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm EDT

Ellie looks into the camera, smiling, over a jar of ferment

Host! Tea, Pie, and Dialogue.

During this workshop, we will explore what it means to host. Hospitality is an important part of my art. I will share my meditations on what the word “host” means to me and invite you to do the same. We will make tea, pie and weave our meditations together into a community art piece.

StoryCooking, my practice, involves developing recipes, facilitating cooking and storytelling workshops, and producing multimedia. “Host!” project engages with the local community, creating opportunities for skill sharing, the use of local food, and food rescue. At the core Ellie’s work is an exploration of the aesthetic of the quotidian and hospitality as art and community building.More background on Ellie’s extensive work with the Sanctuary: One of our key annual food justice celebrations is “StoryHarvest: From Seed to Table,” encouraging diverse members of the community to celebrate and connect through music and stories of food. Initiated back in 2012 by food artist Ellie Markovitch, Ellie returned to North Central for in September 2023 for an NEA Our Town Sanctuary Eco-Art Trail Residency to focus on the Indigenous and diverse cultural legacies of food. Born in Brazil, Ellie now lives in Maine with her family, where she teaches at the University of Maine.

3319 6th Avenue, 2nd Fl
Troy, New York 12180 United States
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