Sharing a meal with others is a way we have of connecting both with people we know and people we don’t know through food, dialogue and experience. A table is a widely recognized icon where meals, conversation, and gathering occur. At Your Table originated from this realization that a table could be a connector to those who may or may not seek out art or art experiences. It could be the way to use art as a community engagement medium in a variety of locations to promote broader conversations around issues, ideas, identity and sense of place. At Your Table is a compelling twist to the idea that people go to a venue to see or experience an art form. Rather, we bring art to the people at places where organic connections and conversations can occur. At Your Table is comprised of a large rectangular table that can be placed alone or in a setting along with other table set for eating, sitting etc. The event takes place on and around the table. Dancers perform 1-3 pieces at random times (really planned times but random to community participants). Postcards with images and sayings that connect to ideas of what happens around a table are displayed nearby as well as handed out to viewers. There will be opportunities for conversation with community members around ideas the pieces, locations and postcards bring forth. At Your Table can be held at a wide array of locations to inspire creative place making, enhanced awareness around art forms, artists, ideas, issues, places and community engagement.
July 14: Whiskey Street SLC from 6-9 pm
Students from Westminster College’s Masters of Community Leadership program performed the inaugural project
August 12- 14: Kimball Art Center’s Annual Arts Festival
Throughout the day each of the three days