Preserve Your Story: Postcards & Preserves Workshop
Meet us at BMA Lexington Market for art making and food tasting inspired by the exhibition A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration. Artist Safiyah Cheatam and chef Heather Smith will lead participants through a workshop that explores ideas around travel, cultural preservation, and connection. Drop in at any time!
This event will be held in the Baltimore Room, located on the upper level near the Eutaw Street entrance at Lexington Market (112 N. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201).
Safiyah Cheatam is social practice artist best known for her portrayals of duality within Black Muslim experiences and her co-produced, awards-nominated Afrofuturist narrative podcast OBSIDIAN featured in The Washington Post. With over 5 years of art education experience, she has exhibited nationally and serves local organizations and institutions as a teaching artist, collaborator, and advisor.
Chef Heather Smith
Baltimore native Chef Heather Smith has been featured in Baltimore’s most exclusive clubs and restaurants. After beginning a private chef service traveling with clients, Chef Smith achieved a long-held goal to teach children. After over five years in education, the opportunity for travel presented itself, and Chef Smith headed to South America. In Bahia, Brazil, she had what she describes as a defining moment of clarity regarding her life, career path and purpose.
Like many people from the African Diaspora, Chef Smith acknowledges not truly “knowing” where her ancestors were from. Through her culinary art, she studies the spices, preparations, celebrations and culture of food on the continent of Africa and beyond. As part of her practice she’s present and open to any preparations, rituals, and feelings that stand out as an ancestral memory. She brings her expertise and stories to each dish and the community at large.
About BMA Lexington Market
BMA Lexington Market is a branch of the Baltimore Museum of Art located inside of America’s oldest market where visitors come to create, share their stories, and participate in public programming. Stay tuned for our official reopening in 2023.