Carrie Mae Weems, an iconic American artist and photographer noted for her show-stopping installations that depict the nuances of American life, recently held a show entitled Past Tense at Grace Farms. Through a combination of text, words, and images, she took the audience on a whirlwind of emotions as she tackled the themes of violence and injustice that plague the world.
Carrie Mae herself is a product of this kind of environment, but she did not succumb to the negativity. Thus, even if her show had a dark tone, it was still able to give a glimmer of hope. Hope is what makes her a perfect fit for Grace Farms Foundation, which is known for their hard work in combating both human and wildlife trafficking.
Sharon Prince Grace Farms, the foundation’s chairwoman and president, noted that Carrie Mae’s works align with the core principles and advocacies of their Grace Farms. They, too, are about creating peaceful spaces and sparking hope in the hearts of the people who visit their farm. Sharon also said that the interdisciplinary work of Carrie Mae adds new depth to their foundation’s goal of creating more grace and peace in the world.
Since its inception in 2015, Grace Farms has been open to the public with the primary focus of advancing goodness on earth. They have built a reputation of being very welcoming to those who want to share their time and to those that want to explore what they have to offer. The farm is open six days a week with free admission for the general public.
On top of all these, Grace Farms is now known for their projects and their various initiatives, which include inviting prominent individual from diverse backgrounds to the farm. The goal of the invitation is to advance the advocacies of the foundation by letting guests participate in community events and having them enjoy the farm itself. Grace Farms has been well-known for bringing together various visionaries to head their causes that involve nature, arts, justice, community, and faith.
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