Food-Making Art Café

Join us at our Food-Making Art Café!

We will share stories, memories and thoughts about the role food plays in community-building as we together make tomato sauce that will be served with pasta at a community supper. Of course, there will be enough sauce for participants to take home their own jar.


Tanya Brann-Barrett, uses multimedia and art-making as tools of inquiry and to facilitate public dialogue about people’s experiences and perceptions of community, engagement, learning and belonging. Tanya is the Dean of Research, Teaching & Graduate Studies and teaches Communication at Cape Breton University.

Leigh Potvin loves food: growing, making, serving, and eating it! She learned this love from her grandparents and parents who taught her the value of making food from the garden and forests around their home. Leigh is an Assistant Professor of Community Studies who researches and teaches about food security, leadership, equity, and youth engagement.

Tuesday, September 19, 6pm – 8pm, New Dawn Center for Social Innovation, 37 Nepean Street
Limited spots available. RSVP by emailing

This event is part of a wider project addressing issues around food security and community building. For more information, visit This project is made possible through Lumiere, Cape Breton University, the Office of Research and Graduate Studies and the Cooperative Study Club.
This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.