...And food justice for all

Trudy Ngo-Brown's avatar Trudy Ngo-Brown

West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology's (WMCAT) summer program, Idea Lab, provides project-based learning experiences that empower teens from Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) to make connections between academic success, college, and career. Each summer, students engage with working artists, business professionals, nonprofit executives, and public servants through public art projects with a community partner. This year, WMCAT teens worked with Kids’ Food Basket and learned about how food can be used as a catalyst to build healthier, more engaged communities. Teens also explored issues related to food access, food security, and nutrition through the project. Our ArtPrize entry features a painting that integrates the mission of Kids' Food Basket to attack childhood hunger and will have a permanent home in its new, future headquarters in 2019.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 in.
  • Medium: Acrylic on canvas
  • Width: 4 ft.
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 6 ft.