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Community Artist Julie Lin '99 Exhibits Kitchen Stories at The Library Project June 20-July 25

Exhibition Includes Works by Lin as Well as Art, Recipes by Immigrants

Posted 06.26.09 by MICA Media Relations

Mixed Up by Julie Lin '99.

BALTIMORE--Julie Lin '99, Community Art Corps assistant and Art on Purpose's Resident Community Artist, exhibits her Kitchen Stories from Saturday, June 20-Saturday, July 25 at The Library Project, 1401 Light St. The exhibition features works by the artist as well as art and recipes by immigrants, including refugees and asylum seekers, from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America. The gallery is open Saturdays from noon-4 p.m. A closing potluck reception, which is centered around building community through conversation, food and sharing, takes place July 25, 4-7 p.m.

Lin, who also conceived the project, implemented a series of workshops at local social service organizations working with adult refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers in the Baltimore community. During each three-hour workshop, clients of Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (ASTT) and other organizations, including the International Rescue Committee, Adelante Familia and Refugee Assistance Program, engaged in a variety of cooking and collage workshops and events.

For more information, visit The Library Project's Web site.

Image caption: Julie Lin '99, Mixed Up.

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.