Celebration in June

HRN’s June theme is all about Celebration! Jashua Larose, our June artist, presents her interpretation of the theme. She says:

“When thinking about what brings New Yorkers together for a “celebration,” I thought about the extended hours of daylight that we collectively enjoy. With warm temperatures and the sun setting past 8PM, radiant energy is felt throughout the city that is echoed by the warm hues of summer sunsets. We stay out later, losing track of time, hanging onto the sun. There are events and celebratory parades planned every weekend that brings people together and rekindles awareness to each other. I imagine people exclaiming, “we outside!” — doing what? anything! We’re all just so happy to be outside. It’s a collective celebratory energy.”

Celebrate the extra hours of sunlight with us and enjoy a few episodes from HRN this month that reveal moments of celebration in authenticity, growth, flavor, and nature.

Read the rest of our first June newsletter here.

Background on this project:

As HRN deepens our commitment to food justice and expands our understanding of what that really means in practice, we are putting out the call for artists to adorn the HRN logo throughout 2024. Each month, we will feature the work of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ visual artists and graphic designers to explore and interpret our monthly editorial theme. Their work will be featured on HRN channels from our newsletter, website, social media, and beyond.

To apply, please send a brief, one-page cover letter and portfolio or work sample to with the subject line “Editorial Theme Graphic Design” + your name. If selected, you will receive $250 for each final illustration. HRN is accepting applications on a rolling basis.