Nadine Nelson

2018 Create Change Fellow | 2021 Creative Action Fund Awardee

Hamden, CT | Community organizing, Multidisciplinary

Nadine Nelson is a culinary artist, cooking instructor, social activist, and the social entrepreneur behind Global Local Gourmet, a roving community-supported kitchen. Using social sculpture and art as social practice, she creates experiential epicurean occasions to edify and empower around food from seed to waste.

What place in your neighborhood is personally meaningful to you and why?
The Duck Pond is a place in my neighborhood that is special to me. It is a huge park with two benches and has a beautiful pond on which to meditate. It is a place my daughter and I goes to to be immersed in nature to contemplate life and feel peaceful.

What is your favorite book, film or song about NYC?
Do the Right Thing is my favorite film about NYC.

2021 Creative Action Fund | Oshun Limited Edition Cards 

Oshun, the Yorùbá goddess of love will be celebrated through an installation and multidisciplinary art show personifying the deity. Patrons experience self-love as transformation through interactive play with the five senses. A deck of limited edition cards will be made to compliment the installation.


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