Soul Plates, a month long exhibition and virtual dinner series organized by Cincy Nice in partnership with the Contemporary Arts Center, opens January 29, 2021 and runs through Black History Month.
Soul Plates invites the community to go deeper into the diverse flavors and traditions and that define us as cultures, communities and individuals by reflecting on soul food and our connection to food as a form of resistance, an act of joy, an expression of love, and deep down, a part of who we are. Soul Plates is generously supported by ArtsWave, Kroger, and the Cincinnati Development Fund.
In addition to an artist exhibition, six local chefs and culture bearer’s will partner to host intimate virtual meals and conversations each Wednesday in February. Each hosted dinner will feature prepared dishes inspired by their cherished soul food memories paired with a playlist, and shared storytelling.
Soul Plates is inspired by what the pandemic has us longing for: travel, Mom’s cooking, and the connections and understandings that are forged around the table and a shared meal. ” said Destinee Thomas, co-founder of Cincy Nice. “There’s so much respect and love exchanged through sharing our culture, and food is at the core of so many of our cultural identities. We hope Soul Plates creates a space, even in our current virtual world, that brings our community closer together. ”
The Exhibition: Step back in time and into new perspectives and memories by exploring Soul Plates through the eyes of local artists at the Annex Gallery at the Pendleton Art Center. Exhibiting artists include Jacob Boehne, Josie Roebuck, Joya Logue, TC Thomason, Prince Lang, and Prosper Jones. Exhibition is curated by Cincy Nice.
Reserve a Time Ticket to view the exhibition: https://www.showclix.com/event/soul-plates-exihibition-opening-
Location: Pendleton Arts Center, the Annex Gallery
1310 Pendleton St. Cincinnati, Ohio 45202