Hungry for Art is a new Hull-House communal art project using the fine specimens of heirloom vegetables grown on the Hull-House Urban Heirloom farm to create a delicious dish, a unique instrument, interesting sculpture, or send it across the world to friends in foreign countries...radical imagination is the limit.
• Pick one of the 30 tagged vegetables
• Have your picture taken with your choice
• Document the final product in a video, photograph, etc., write a brief description, and send it to us at JAHH@uic.edu
• See the results right here in a few weeks!
Hull-House reformers were committed to the belief that becoming a full personhood in a democracy entailed the right to creative agency and the appreciation of beauty. The Hull-House Settlement opened Chicago's first public art gallery for the contemplation of beauty and created opportunities for all people to access art making in several different kinds of media including, music, painting, pottery, sewing, and cooking- all for the cost of 5 cents a class. This enabled immigrant factory workers and community members to participate in the making of art and the creation of a common culture while acknowledging creative differences.
We are inspired by the Hull-House's passionate commitment to creating opportunities for art, civic engagement and culture. We feed people's minds, bellies and hunger for community.