Art: Food for thought

Artists & Creatives make positive impact in our communities. They break down barriers, challenge the status quo, inspire us and feed our souls with their creative work. We think they are awesome and here are some of our favourites to know, follow and support

Bunny Gregory

Bunny is a visual artist and founder of the UNDERGROUND Mobile Art & Music Studio. Her converted school bus travels around Charlotte neighborhoods to help children in areas without art spaces learn creative skills and have fun. The "Harlem Renaissance" on wheels also gives young black artists a public platform. In 2017, Bunny was dubbed "Queen Mother of Charlotte's Underground Hip Hop" by Creative Loafing Magazine.

Contributing recipe:
Pearl's Banana Pudding

Andrea Renee Downs

Andrea is an artist, educator and founder of Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry. It is an ongoing community art movement that responds to the silencing of women*,
creating opportunities for all women to share experiences through visual storytelling.

Contributing recipe:
Sunday Morning "Dirty Laundry" Buttermilk Biscuits

Jeff Cravotta

Jeff is a Charlotte based photographer who best likes to shoot people. Jeff's photographic niches include dance, healthcare, yoga, gardens, travel, environmental issues as well as a deep interest in the workings of the food chain.

Contributing recipe:
Cravotta Frittata

Moving Poets

Moving Poets is an international community of artists of different disciplines, cultures and age groups. 
"We strive to convey content and stories that are meaningful to both the artists and the audience, support the presentation and creation of high quality contemporary art and serve as an arts incubator to collectively create new works.
We regard authenticity, quality, respect and curiosity for others and other views as significant, including the willingness to engage in constructive discourse..."

Contributing recipe to come.

India Association of Charlotte - Visual Art Gallery

India Association of Charlotte is an all volunteer non-profit organization, with the core mission of promoting Indian heritage and culture, by providing cultural and community programs; with the ultimate goal of mainstreaming Indian culture within the larger community.

"This is a celebration through art of diverse delicacies from different kitchens and food traditions. The artists used a banana leaf as a theme to place their favorite food art on. 18 artists worked together and shared their specialty food art using watercolors, acrylic, mixed media, color pencils and clay work." - Rupam Varma, artist

Jinna Kim

Jinna is a Korean American multidisciplinary artist based in North Carolina.  She is a two-time recipient of Charlotte is Creative's HUG grants and was listed in Charlotte Business Journal's "40 Under 40" in 2019.  Jinna continues to produce short films, exhibit digital media, and create award winning interdisciplinary projects.  In 2021, her 1st short film "Chinese Girl Wants Vote" became part of the Digital Public Library of America.  The majority of Jinna's works are accessible to the public for free and highlight diverse perspectives while sneaking in educational and unique cultural content in delightful ways.

Contributing recipes:
Korean American Quarantine Lunch
Korean American Quarantine Dinner

more awesomeness to come.