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Amy Evans Streeter '93 Featured in CNN Story Written by Kat Kinsman '94

News outlet features a gallery of Streeter's work and accompanying interview

Posted 11.30.11 by mica communications

Amy Evans Streeter, "Josephine Threw A Little Party for Herself and Served All Her Favorites Foods," acrylic on wood panel, 2011.

A slideshow of art by Amy Evans Streeter '93 was featured on CNN's eatocracy, accompanied by a profile of the artist. Streeter, who is the oral historian for the Southern Foodways Alliance, uses food as the subject of many of her visual narratives.

CNN called her paintings "warm, witty, delicious stories told in objects, occasional fabric patterns, punctuation and evocative titles."

READ: CNN's story on Amy Evans Streeter along with images of her work

Streeter told the news outlet: "I can't remember when I started painting food. I do know that I have a sketchbook from way back that contains a drawing of a ham in a suitcase. It was inspired by a story my mom told me about one Christmas when her Alabama-born mother came to visit us in Houston, Texas, when I was a kid. My grandmother packed a ham in her suitcase and brought it with her on the plane over.

"My mom was horribly offended, thinking that her own mother didn't think she could feed her family. I've always loved that image, and the story sums up so much about my grandmother. Strangely, though, I've never made a painting of it."

The news story was written by Kat Kinsman, a 1994 graduate of MICA, who noted that although the two graduated a year apart, they never met.


Image Caption: Amy Evans Streeter, Josephine Threw A Little Party for Herself and Served All Her Favorites Foods, acrylic on wood panel, 2011.