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Preparing and consuming fruit is often a way BIPOC communities connect with each other, especially when there are cultural, generational, oceanic, and language barriers between us. What memories of fruit do you hold today? What’s your favorite fruit? Least favorite? Do those memories affect your relationships with food, family, community?. . Asian American artists and community organizers, Isabel Lu and Ina Liu, will share their work and creative processes with students. They will then facilitate a process-based workshop that will explore these questions and allow participants to create a one-of-a-kind concept and painting about their relationship to fruit.. . Participants will be supplied with a canvas, acrylic paints, brushes, and fruit to spark inspiration. However, you are encouraged to bring any supplies, materials, and fruit to use and share with others. BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ identifying individuals are encouraged to participate!. . . . Artist Bios:. . Ina Liu. . Pronouns: she/her. . Ina Liu, PharmD, MS is a visual artist focused on leveraging art for health equity and social justice initiatives and a pharmacist working in the behavioral health equity space. She is the 2022-23 UNC Asian American Center fellow and co-creator of “Plural of Me”, an art platform that leverages music, visual art, and oral histories to tell narratives of Asian American women. She has created art campaigns for the World Health Organization, National Association of Asian American Professionals, and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable organization. As an Asian American with experiences in art and health, Ina hopes to leverage both to advocate for and bring together her community.. . . . Isabel Lu. . Pronouns: she/they. . Isabel Lu, MPH, RD, (she/they) is a visual artist and health equity researcher born and raised in NC. Isabel was the 2022 Artist in Residence at Durham Art Guild and is currently one of the 2023 Emerging Artists in Residence at Artspace in Raleigh. Their work explores ethnic, sexual, and gender identity through food, history, and relationships. Drawing on their background in nutritional science and public health, Isabel aspires to use community-driven art to support the well-being of Asian American creatives and communities in North Carolina. — Event Details: https://dukegroups.com/rsvp?id=2060855