Exhibition Events


Bright Young Minds Sunday Sessions
Youth Art Workshop
Presented in partnership with Visual Thinking Strategies
May 4
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Hazel Wolf Gallery

Bright Young Minds offers an opportunity for kids ages 8 to 12 to engage with art through an interactive art-making session based on The Lexicon of Sustainability. This is a wonderful chance to teach your kids about local food systems and sustainable practices in a fun, hands-on way!

RSVP to jessica@browercenter.org

Closing Ceremony and Book Release Party
Thursday, May 1
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The night will begin with an introduction to the Lexicon of Sustainability through 4 short films from the Know Your Food Series. After the screening, Douglas Gayeton and Laura-Howard Gayeton will be joined by Berit Ashla for a brief discussion, followed by a 10 minute Q&A. A book signing and reception will follow to celebrate the release of Gayeton's new book, Local: The Faces of Food and Farming in America.  Food and beverages will be generously provided by Whole Foods Market and Calicraft Brewing Company.


Opening Reception
Thursday, February 6
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Opening night of The Lexicon of Sustainability series will offer a first look at the exhibit. Meet local food producers and taste their harvest sourced by partner Whole Foods Market. Local microbrews, and rare wine varietals poured by Small Vineyards. Music by the Pine Needles. At 8:00 pm we will premiere selected shorts from the Know Your Food short film series.

Screening of GMO OMG
Wednesday, February 26
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (box office opens at 6:30 pm)

How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? Join us for a screening of Jeremy Seifert's film, documenting an exploration of our current food system and a journey beginning at the dinner table and going all around the world. The goal? Learning what's in our food, both for ourselves and for future generations. See the trailer

Brower Grange Hall
Saturday, March 1
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 - Tickets available at the door

This grange hall at the Brower Center will celebrate the growing season with family activities, including a seed swap with the West County Community Seed Bank, planting table and on-site demonstrations from local food luminaries Novella Carpenter and Iso Rabins. The event will spill onto the street, with a bicycle-powered flour mill by Leafcutter Designs and pizza baked on the spot by the Firetrail pizza truck. Shorts from the Know your Food film series will be played all afternoon, and guests will be invited to sample a variety of teas from Numi Organic Tea.

Key event details:

  • 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm  Paint your own Lexicon poster to take home or add to the gallery exhibition
  • 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm  Demonstrations covering topics such as urban farming, grains and milling, seed saving, curing meat, and more
  • 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm  Mill your own flour on a bicycle mill
  •  2:15 pm - 3:00 pm    Seed swap

Meet Your Farmer
Saturday, March 22
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Local farmers, fisheries, farmers' markets and groceries will be on hand to share their stories, offer samples of their harvest, and recruit new Community Supported Agriculture members. Participants of all ages can become a part of the exhibit and learn more about sustainable food terms by painting their own information artworks.  Music will be provided by a local band, and shorts from the Know your Food film series will be played all afternoon.  Hot beverages will be available from Numi Organic Tea.

Key event details:

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Paint your own Lexicon poster to take home or add to the gallery exhibition
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm   A free kids concert with Pacha's Pajamas

LATE NITE ART: Know Your Food

Saturday, April 19
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

A unique social art and dining experience hosted by the Brower Center's own Adam Rosendahl. Guests will share a meal prepared by local chefs Jocelyn Jackson and Keri Keifer of Grace Hearth, and enjoy a participatory art-making session exploring the themes of The Lexicon of Sustainability.