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The Crowded Table: Artist-in-Residence Jessica Mueller

May 1, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

At the dinner table, every interaction and conversation leaves a mark, every guest leaves an impression. This is where bonds are formed, identities are shaped, family arguments are had, decisions are made, important news is shared, and everyday happenings are celebrated. More than our bodies are nourished at the table. We nurture familial well being and individual mental health.

Please join us in open sessions and/or preregister for a two-session workshop to create your own family tablecloth and contribute to the PO Box community tablecloth. These tablecloths will aim to capture the spirit of what the dinner table means to you. Feel free to bring a tablecloth of your choice to work with. We will be screen printing, embroidering and drawing.

Opening Event | May 1, 2-5pm: May Day Celebration!!  Make art with our artist-in-residence, Jessica Mueller; enjoy desserts offered by Rogers Park Food Not Bombs; swap seeds and plants with Rogers Park Seed Library

Community Meal | May 8, 3-5pm: We will share food and brainstorm ideas and imagery for screen printing. If you’re not able to attend the Community Meal but want to sign up for the workshop, email <[email protected]>.

Two-Session Workshop Dates | Sunday, May 15, 3-6pm + Sunday, May 22, 3-6pm
We will be screen printing, embroidering and drawing. Attendance is required at both workshops to allow enough time to complete your tablecloth. To maintain a comfortable and safe environment, the workshop is limited to 15 participants. Pre-registration is required.

Closing Celebration | Sunday, May 29, 3-5pm: Share a community meal and  take your tablecloth home!!

Questions to consider: How do we connect as family (chosen, biological or otherwise)? What prevents us from connecting? How can we strengthen our connections? What makes a meal? What is your favorite meal? What feeling does it evoke? What colors, smells, textures does it have?


May 1, 2022
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm