By James Chute
North Park artist Lynn Susholtz’s latest work, “Grandmother’s Kitchen/Grandfather’s Garden,” is now up and running at the La Maestra Community Health Center. Commissioned by the City of San Diego with support from the Niki de Saint Phalle Foundation, Susholtz describes the work as “a digital cookbook, a visual culinary history and a cultural archive of the City Heights neighborhood.”
The digital sculptural installation includes four video monitors which show images of plants and food created by City Heights families. They range from Matzo Ball Soup to Pasteles de Picado, showing through food City Height’s rich history of immigration.
Susholtz is an artist, art educator and community activist who owns Art Produce Gallery on University Avenue. She operates her design business, Stone Paper Scissors, and an organic garden out of the same location. She and her endeavors have won five “Orchid” awards from the San Diego Architectural Foundation and she was recently featured in the journal, “Public Art Review,” in its Spring/Summer “Food For Thought” edition.
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