From community art projects to artist residencies at elementary schools, Joan and Ali love working & collaborating with others to create beautiful works of art!
Artist in the Lab - ASU Humanities: Food Justice for the Youth by the Youth
Emerge: Humanities Lab: Food Justice for the Youth by the Youth – ASU, Media and Immersive eXperience Center – 2022
Joan Baron was invited by ASU Professor and Senior Global Futures Scientist, Dr. Joan McGregor and ASU Professor and Senior Global Futures Scholar, Steven Zuiker as creative influencer/consultant to facilitate a multi-interactive experience with ASU Humanities lab students as the “Artist in the Lab”.
The site specific installation was designed at the Emerge event at the Media and Immersive eXperience Center in Mesa, AZ. The installation invited guests to learn about the student’s research on the value and importance of developing curriculum that brings educators and students outdoors into school gardens. Participants had the opportunity to learn about the health benefits of the Moringa tree while planting their own Moringa seed in provided containers. The Moringa is one of many species that is a desert loving and edible tree. Hands on experiences create a lasting connection to the value of gardening.