About the Programmer
Leyna Lightman is a curator and activist living and working in Los Angeles. Her projects frequently address social, racial, gender and environmental justice, transit issues, food, agronomy, and the natural world. Recent collaborators include the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens; Palm Springs Art Museum; Otis School of Art and Design; Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development; Craft Contemporary; bakers, chefs, and farmers across the state of California; numerous artists; and civic entities. Lightman is a co-founder of the California Grain Campaign and spent nearly a decade designing curriculum and programs for museum education departments before pursuing an independent practice.
About the Program
Working with an adobe bread oven constructed for and in Pan Pacific Park, Lightman will collaborate with women from different regions of the world to prepare, bake, and share bread over conversations that explore the history and heritage of this fundamental food.