- June 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join us for this special event, featuring a collection of new graphic art poster propaganda by local artist Jeff Quattrone.
Free event. Suggested ages Teens-Adults.
Art to me is about challenge. It challenges me with the creative process, and the questions I have about myself and society. From there, it challenges me to look at what social mores I should challenge with my work. Finally, it challenges the viewer to reflect on their own views and mores, and think about them in a way they’re not accustomed to.
Jeff Quattrone is the local food historian and preservationist who founded the Library Seed Bank (LSB) in 2014 where he works with public libraries and community groups to establish seed lending libraries. A seed library is a collection of open pollinated and heirloom seeds that are free to the public. Jeff is thrilled to blend his activism and art in Growing the Food Sovereignty Revolution: Propaganda by Jeff Quattrone.
Jeff is a co-chair for the Northeast Regional Committee for Slow Food USA’s Ark of Taste, a Community Seed Organizer with the Community Seed Resource Program through Seed Savers Exchange and Seed Matters, and presents sustainability workshops through the Stockton Center of Successful Aging at Stockton University in Pomona, NJ.
Jeff has a B.A. in the fine arts and has worked in a number of visual mediums including millinery. An award-winning graphic designer, Jeff has co-produced an independent award-winning film, self-published a book of his photos and stories, has a publishing credit as a milliner, and has received two Perry Award nominations from the New Jersey Association of Community Theaters for Best Properties. Jeff’s work as Properties Master contributed to both winning productions in 2010, for Best Play and Best Musical. His website is http://www.libraryseedbank.info/.