Stoneview receives Public Art Network Award!

Stoneview Nature Center: Civic Art Project Recognized at American for the Arts one of the 49 outstanding public art projects 2017!  -Civic Art by Fallen Fruit, David Burns and Austin Young.

 

On Friday, June 15, Americans for the Arts honored 49 outstanding public arts projects created in 2017, including the civic artwork at the Stoneview Nature Center. The projects were chosen through the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. Selected by public art experts, the roster of projects was unveiled at Americans for the Arts’ (AFTA) Annual Convention in Denver.

Information can be found HERE at Los Angele County Arts Commision.

Details can be found HERE at Americans For The Arts.

Initiated as a Design-Build competition by the County of LA, the Stoneview Nature Center project invited pre-qualified teams to transform a five-acre brownfield site into a highly sustainable nature center in the Blair Hills neighborhood of Culver City, CA. As an important node along the five mile “Park to Playa Trail”, the 4,000 square foot facility and surrounding gardens were envisioned as a place for community to come together and engage both socially and architecturally.

Congratulations to the entire team!
Architects Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects
and Design-Build partner Ledcor
Landscape architect AHBE
Civic artists Fallen Fruit
Graphics by Omnivore

“The 5-acre Stoneview Nature Center two miles west of Stocker — and itself a stop on the Park-To-Playa Trail — sees Fallen Fruit’s integral design elements in a more conceptual but still absolutely edible landscape integrated into the new construction’s progressive municipal design/build award. Co-proposed with Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects, AHBE Landscape Design, and graphics by Omnivore, the site is a sustainable, multi-use vision for a community center featuring outdoor kitchen and gathering areas, art installations based on the neighborhood’s history, and at its heart, Fallen Fruit’s organic rainbow of living colors, rich symbolism, and narrative in the form of free harvests of pomegranates, lemons, oranges, avocados, grapes, berries and figs. “ – Shana Nys Dambrot, Huffington Post.

“THIS PROJECT IS A WIN FOR COUNTY RESIDENTS ALL AROUND. IT WILL EXPOSE YOUTH TO NATURE, CREATE JOBS, AND SERVE AS A PROTECTIVE HABITAT FOR WILDLIFE. ” – Mark Ridley-Thomas, LA County Board of Supervisors

 

 

 

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Stoneview Public Fruit Jam! Aug 6th

Join Fallen Fruit at Stoneview Nature Center for a Public Fruit Jam!
An interactive collaborative exploration of fruit, community, and neighborhood goodness.
Sunday August 6th, 2017
12pm-3pm, Public Fruit Jam!
5950 Stoneview Dr. Culver City *free to the public Rsvp: info@ fallenfruit . org

Join us and your friends and neighbors to make jam together. We’ll have plenty of fruit– or bring your home-grown or street-picked fruit, and come jam with us! Wash your fruit prior to arrival. Bring bring a friend or neighbor too! Working without recipes, we ask people to sit with others they do not already know and negotiate what kind of jam to make: if I have lemons and you have figs, we’d make lemon fig jam (with lavender).

The Public Fruit Jam harkens back to old-time community harvest festivals. The kinds of jam we make will improvise on the fruit that are available. The artists of Fallen Fruit will bring public fruit picked from the streets of Los Angeles. We are looking for radical and experimental jams as well, like strawberry grapefruit or lemon pepper-and-lavender jelly. You’ll learn about the basics of jam and jelly making, pectin and bindings, as well as the communal power of shared fruit and the magic of public fruit.

This event celebrates the newly opened Stoneview Nature Center and the surrounding neighbors. If you live in the neighborhood help us make our art for the community building:

Stoneview Family Photos– Neighbor’s of Stoneview Nature Center: The artists need your help to complete the artwork for the park. They are looking for family photographs from the neighborhood from the 1950’s to present. Photos will go into the community building or exist in an online archive of the Blair Hills neighborhood.

Public Chandeliers– Chandeliers are being created from spoons, and forks and butter knives, kitchen utensils, etc from family homes in the area. Bring stray utensils to be a part of the project!

Stoneview Nature Center:
“The 5-acre Stoneview Nature Center two miles west of Stocker — and itself a stop on the Park-To-Playa Trail — sees Fallen Fruit’s integral design elements in a more conceptual but still absolutely edible landscape integrated into the new construction’s progressive municipal design/build award. Co-proposed with Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects, AHBE Landscape Design, and graphics by Omnivore, the site is a sustainable, multi-use vision for a community center featuring outdoor kitchen and gathering areas, art installations based on the neighborhood’s history, and at its heart, Fallen Fruit’s organic rainbow of living colors, rich symbolism, and narrative in the form of free harvests of pomegranates, lemons, oranges, avocados, grapes, berries and figs. “ – Shana Nys Dambrot, Huffington Post.

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Public Fruit Park at the trailhead of Park To Playa

Park To Playa- Public Fruit Tree Adoption

Fallen Fruit planted the ‘Stocker Fruit Park’ at the trailhead for the Park to Play trail.
The park opened to the public in 2016.


The existing segments of the Park to Playa Trail include Stocker Corridor, Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, Culver City Park, and Ballona Creek Bike Path.more info here: https://trails.lacounty.gov/Trail/237/park-to-playa-trail

Fallen Fruit’s PUBLIC FRUIT TREE ADOPTION
We gave away 120 beautiful fruit trees that new owners agreed to plant on next to sidewalks to share with their neighbors and planted 5 Public Fruit Trees in Rueben Ingold Park for EVERYONE!
with Office of Mark Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor Second District and MRCA and LA County Parks.

To support the project, donate HERE.


ABOUT PARK TO PLAYA
The Park to Playa Trail will be a 13 mile trail network connecting the Baldwin Hills Parklands to the Pacific Ocean. Efforts are underway to create a seamless pedestrian and bike connection starting with the Stocker Corridor on the east, connecting to Ruben Ingold Park, Norman O. Houston Park, Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, among other destinations. The Stocker Corridor segment of the project will include an Urban Fruit Trailhead that will offer seasonal public fruit. Construction is expected to begin on this segment of the trail in February. When complete, the Park to Playa Trail will be Los Angeles County’s first urban regional trail.

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Park To Playa- Public Fruit Tree Adoption

PUBLIC FRUIT TREE ADOPTION
A Fallen Fruit Project sponsored by
MRCA and the Office of Supervisor
Mark Ridley-Thomas.

Join us!!  On Saturday, February 7th from 12pm to 2pm at Rueben Ingold Park at 4500 Mt. Vernon Drive for a Public Fruit Tree Adoption and blessing of the Park-To-Playa Trailheads.  There is no charge and anyone can adopt a fruit tree and plant it as a symbol of abundance and generosity for the community.  There are over 100 fruit trees available and are available on a first-come basis.

This project is about celebrating public space & community resources.  These fruit trees are for sharing; by planting your adopted fruit tree in a public location or on the edge of private property and sidewalks or alleyways, organic fresh fruit will become available to the community for generations to come. Share your fruit and change the world!  become part of the “Urban Fruit Trails and Endless Orchard”

Post pictures of your new tree’s growth, blossoms, fruit, harvest and friends.  Send them to us: info @ fallenfruit.org . Use #FallenFruit   #PublicFruitTreeAdoption  #urbanfruittrails and #ParkToPlaya to be a part of the project online.

Type of fruit trees for this event include:

Apple, Apricot, Aprium, Fig, Nectarine, Pomegranate,

Peach, Plum, Pluot and Persimmon.

RSVP by email to: info at fallenfruit.org

with the subject line “Fruit Tree”

For more information on Park To Playa visit here

ABOUT PARK TO PLAYA

The Park to Playa Trail will be a 13 mile trail network connecting the Baldwin Hills Parklands to the Pacific Ocean. Efforts are underway to create a seamless pedestrian and bike connection starting with the Stocker Corridor on the east, connecting to Ruben Ingold Park, Norman O. Houston Park, Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, among other destinations. The Stocker Corridor segment of the project will include an Urban Fruit Trailhead that will offer seasonal public fruit. Construction is expected to begin on this segment of the trail in February. When complete, the Park to Playa Trail will be Los Angeles County’s first urban regional trail.

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Fallen Fruit- a fruitful 2014

Here are some of our favorite projects from 2014:

SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER: Fallen Fruit of Love
curated by Lindsey Lehtinen
The residency project for the Skirball Cultural Center focused on Jewish Heritage and in the archives of the institution we discovered a 17th Century Katubah (marriage contract). This historic document was different in that it combined the doctrine of marriage with illustrations of biblical scenes, astrology and a pomegranate. Fallen Fruit created a custom designed Pomegranate wallpaper and invited the public to collaborate on a new commitment document and exhibition. Drawing on submissions of portraits of people with someone they love, Fallen Fruit of the Skirball assembled images that span a lifetime to examine the often complex expressions of love. This exhibition examines the symbolic and narrative moments in everyday life, from friendships to marriage, as well as to nuanced social messages. It includes a Skirball commissioned piece from Fallen Fruit called Love Score, as well as custom-designed Pomegranate wallpaper.

PHOTO ALBUM
Skirball Post


FALLEN FRUIT: Public Fruit Tree Adoptions

Fallen Fruit distributes free bare-root fruit trees in a variety of urban settings. This year the trees were donated by Skirball Cultural Center and One Colorado. We ask that the fruit trees are planted in public space or on the periphery of private property next to a sidewalk or a road, in order to create new kinds of communal life based on generosity and sharing. Each recipient signs an adoption form promising to care for the tree — initiating a relationship with it. Eventually the trees will become part of a network of Urban Fruit Trails on the Endless Orchard.
Skirball Cultural Center
One Colorado

PELICAN BOMB: The Fruit Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree
(commissioned artwork for Prospect 3+)
Part of the Foodways Exhibition curated by Pelican Bomb
The Fruit Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree. An installation of of Peach Wallpaper and installation comprised of public fruit portraits in found frames, historic photographs and selected paintings and sculptures from historic archives of Atlanta; including Hammond’s House, The Souls Grown Deep Foundation, The History Center, The Wren’s Nest and others. All of the works collectively explore the relationship of people and place through the cycles of modern life that span images and works of art from the past 4 generations of Atlantans. Originally created for Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and curated by Stuart Horodner.
Photos from the exhibition

FALLEN FRUIT: Urban Fruit Trails
A Public Art project with Heart Of Los Angeles (HOLA)
Through a grant supporting innovative community focused art projects awarded by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in collaboration with the Los Angeles State Historic Park and HOLA Youth, the Urban Fruit Trails is a ground-breaking public art project designed to provide several often overlooked urban communities with public walking trails connected by fruit trees that will be sustained, nurtured and harvested by the public. This is the pilot for our upcoming Creative Capital awarded Endless Orchard project.


FALLEN FRUIT: Public Fruit Jam

Park to Playa Trail with MRCA, The Coleman Center in Alabama and One Colorado in Old Pasedena.
Fallen Fruit invites the public to bring homegrown or street-picked fruit and collaborate with us in making a collective fruit jams. Working without recipes, we ask people to sit with others they do not already know and negotiate what kind of jam to make: if I have lemons and you have figs, we’d make lemon fig jam (with lavender). Each jam is a social experiment. This year we brought them to public spaces and in the past we have held them at galleries or museums, this event forefronts the social and public nature of Fallen Fruit’s work, and we consider it a collaboration with the public as well as each other.
Park to Playa at Kenneth Hahn Park
One Colorado in Old Pasedena
Coleman Center, York Alabama


FALLEN FRUIT: Lemonade Stand

(commissioned artwork for Food For Thought)
“Lemonade Stand” – Fallen Fruit , 2014, David Burns and Austin Young a group portrait of Greensboro as Lemons. part of the exhibition Food For Thought. In exchange for a cold glass of lemonade, participants are asked to create self-portraits using black ink markers on lemons and to share stories of sadness and disappointment, or happiness and positive self-reflection. With curator Xandra Eden for the show Food For Thought at the Wheatherspoon Art Museum, we installed the Lemon Selfie’s in vintage frames on top of our Lemon Wallpaper for the exhibition. Our favorite new project, we did 6 ‘Lemonade Stand’s’ this year!
Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
Park to Playa – Reuben Ingold Park
Food For thought
Riverside Art Museum
Park to Playa -Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
Fallen Fruit of the Skirball
METRO Art Tour – Union Station

THE HAMMER MUSEUM: Fruitique!
As part of the LA2050 project ArtsRestoreLA, Fallen Fruit created a pop-up retail store based upon Fallen Fruit commissioned projects. The project space called “Fruitique!” is a retail art installation where anyone can buy any thing in the installation. The curated space was themed around fruit as a subject and symbol and includes original works by 50 artists from Los Angeles and abroad. The Fruitque! was reviewed by The Los Angeles Times, The LA Weekly, Forbes, and more.
the Fruitique is online!

QUEENSLAND GALLERY OF MODERN ART: Pineapple Express
(commissioned artwork for Harvest Exhibition)
Curated by Ellie Buttrose as a commissioned work for the HARVEST exhibition Fallen Fruit created a body of new works that focused on the history of Brisbane, Australia. Pineapple became the theme of the projects, as we learned that pineapple plantations are what founded that region of Australia about 100 years ago and introduced canned fruit to the world.

photos from GOMA.

GULF COAST: Fruit Metaphors, Objects and Histories

Legier Biederman wrote a terrific text piece about recent Fallen Fruit projects. Focusing on The Hammer project called Fruitique! and also The Fruit Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree for Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and Pelican Bomb for Prospect 3+. The layout is stunning! The writing is on point! Like their local fruit cartographies, much of Fallen Fruit’s work examines issues of urban space and community and incites public participation, as in their public fruit jams or lemonade stand at the 2013 Athens Biennale. They are also known for their photographic portraits, experimental documentary videos, and curatorial work. In these diverse projects, fruit serves as a filter to examine distinct places, official and unofficial collections, archives and histories, as well as issues of representation and ownership.
view the magazine here.

Fallen Fruit is an art collaboration originally conceived in 2004 by David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young. Since 2013, David and Austin have continued the collaborative work. By re-imagining public space, we aim to make fresh fruit available to everyone, everywhere.

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Park to Playa- Public Fruit Orchard

The Stocker Trail will see a transformation when the southeast corner of 5-points becomes a parking lot and public fruit orchard to serve Angelenos at the trail head to the Park to Playa Stocker Trail. Fallen Fruit is creating a Public Fruit Orchard with a variety of fruit trees. The County of Los Angeles is working with Fallen Fruit to host several Fallen Fruit public art engagements leading up to the grand opening of the parking lot and orchard in 2015.

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Baldwin Hills Regional Conservation Authority (BHRCA) website
Baldwin Hills Conservancy (BHC) website

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Public Fruit Jam! at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area!

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September 14, 2014 at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area!
12-3pm
Come make jam with us!
and Learn about the Park To Playa and Public Fruit orchard.
Find us near the upper parking lot.
RSVP for free parking :
4100 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90056
#parktoplaya

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Lemonade Stand- August 24th at Kenneth Hahn Park

Lemonade Stand!
Sunday August 24th at Kenneth Hahn Recreation Park!
10am – 2pm
Lemonade Stand by Fallen Fruit : In exchange for drawing your self portrait on a lemon, we will give you a cold glass of lemonade. Join us!

4100 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90056
#parktoplaya
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Lemonade Stand! July 19th at Rueben Ingold Park

Join us!
at Rueben Ingold Park!

Join members of Los Angeles-based art collaborative Fallen Fruit for Lemonade Stand in Rueben Ingold Park. In exchange for a cold glass of lemonade, participants will be asked to create self-portraits using black ink markers on lemons and to share stories of sadness and disappointment, or happiness and positive self-reflection. This will be a part of an ongoing site specific project with Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and the Park to Playa trail, including the upcoming Stockard Public Fruit Orchard.

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here are some images from our last Lemonade Stand at Weatherspoon Art Museum.

Fallen Fruit is an art collaboration originally conceived by David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young. Fallen Fruit uses fruit as a common denominator to change the way you see the world

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Fallen Fruit- new mini doc by ARTBOUND

Janet Owen Driggs reports on “The Del Aire Fruit Park,” the first public fruit park in the state.

Based on the article, Fallen Fruit and the ‘Thin End of the Wedge’ by Janet Owen Driggs
Read it here: http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/cou…

Del Aire Park is public arts commission by The Los Angeles County Arts Commission

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