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All this month, PlatteForum is presenting “Here at Home,” a series of events that are part of the Biennial of the Americas. Tonight’s act is Table Lessons, a performance by Tsehai Johnson, a conceptual artist who works with ceramics, both those of her own creation and those she finds in thrift shops. For Table Lessons, she uses the latter type, ready-made plates that she refires, covers with text that relates to people’s eating habits, then decorates with china paints.

“For this project, I proposed a pop-up store — my space is a storefront — and I asked people to eat in public,” Johnson explains. “I interviewed them about their eating habits — I had them fill out questionnaires — and I chose and made tableware that expresses their food beliefs. It’s part of a larger movement of artists doing convivial events in a public context.” (For a full listing of those, go to

Table Lessons runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at PlatteForum, 1610 Little Raven Street. Call 303-893-0791 or go to for information.
Tue., July 27, 2010


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