2018 FELLOW PROJECT
I believe change is possible - through a mechanism that helps bring people together - food and celebration. By having young people learn hands on skills to creatively use all their senses to craft the message of health and nutrition through food. They will be able to empower themselves with the means to grow a healthy mind, body and soul. They will spark the conversations throughout the community one table at a time and lead to change.
Erin Molnar, Director of Local Food Programs, Countryside Conservancy
Shani is an artist and trained metalsmith. She has an BFA in metalsmithing from the University of Akron. In 2016 Shani graduated with in MFA in Metal from SUNY New Paltz. Her Thesis art show titled “Make it Plain” addressed issues of racism, sexism, and stereotypes to provoke the viewer into critical engagement. She is currently back in her hometown of Akron where she plans to continue her mission to make art, educate, and uplift her community. Learn more about her art.