2 Public Fruit Parks in Columbus, Ohio

Fallen Fruit of Columbus: Block after Block
Call for volunteers!

This spring, Fallen Fruit artists David Burns and Austin Young will partner with the Wexner Center and community organizations to create two public fruit parks in Columbus—Weinland Park Berry Patch (at East 11th Avenue and North 4th Street) and South Side Fruit Park (at South Washington and Reeb Avenues). The parks are a part of Fallen Fruit of Columbus: Block after Block, a suite of evolving site-specific projects designed to provide area neighborhoods with a shared resource (fruit!) and spaces for collaboration. The parks will be accompanied by an installation at the Wex that reflects our city’s rich history.

To support the creation of these parks, we’re looking for volunteers to help plant, host, and care for the fruit trees. The planting for the Weinland Park Berry Patch is scheduled for April 23, and the planting for the South Side Fruit Park is scheduled for April 29.

For more information or to get involved contact Jean Pitman at (614) 292-4614 or jpitman@wexarts.org. Or consider a small gift to help the project grow! Throughout the month of March, you can give $5 or $500—or anything in between—to our Buckeye Funder online crowdfunding campaign.

Weinland Park Berry Patch
1550 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43201

South Side Fruit Park
345 Reeb Ave, Columbus, OH 43207

Fallen Fruit’s projects in Columbus are produced in close collaboration with The City of Columbus, The Ohio State University Extension, Community Housing Network, Parsons Avenue Merchants Association, The Reeb-Hosack/Steelton Village Community Association, Wagenbrenner Properties, the Weinland Park Community Civic Association, and the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Funding provided by City of Columbus, The Columbus Foundation, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, Puffin Foundation West, Ltd., Scotts Miracle-Gro, and the Shackelford Family Foundation.

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ENDLESS ORCHARD launches EARTH DAY

EARTH DAY: FALLEN FRUIT LAUNCHES THEIR WORLDWIDE PUBLIC ARTWORK,

ENDLESS ORCHARD”

April 22nd 2017/Los Angeles State Historic Park

(Los Angeles) On Earth Day (April 22, 2015) art collective FALLEN FRUIT (David Burns & Austin Young) launch the largest public artwork in the world, “Endless Orchard.”

The ENDLESS ORCHARD is a sustainable, edible, living artwork, fruit trees planted, cared for, and mapped by the public for everyone to share. Members of the public are invited to co-create ENDLESS ORCHARD by mapping existing public fruit trees or planting new ones in front of homes, schools, churches, or businesses. These fruit trees are planted along sidewalks and interstitial urban spaces, allowing us to explore and enjoy our cities in a new way. “The project is co-created by everyone who participates,” Together, we will make the largest and most generous collaborative public artwork in the world. Endless Orchard is an invitation to share and create more goodwill in our neighborhoods, cities, and planet.

ENDLESS ORCHARD is a social mapping platform that exists simultaneously in the digital and real world.  Code Rodeo has partnered with Fallen Fruit to design and develop the Endless Orchard website (endlessorchard.com) and mobile app which will be free to use and download. Anyone anywhere with access to a computer or smartphone can plant a fruit tree in front along the margins of public space of their property and map it on the  Endless Orchard . With everyone who participates, the orchard grows larger and is shared with more people.  Participants can share their backyard fruit and map trees that exist in public space in their neighborhoods.  Fruit trees can be planted in collaboration with cities in public spaces and parks. Street side plantings delineate trails that connect neighborhoods- including urban food deserts to create  access to fresh healthy fruit.

Fruit is a resource that could be commonly shared.    “Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could just walk outside your door and grab an apple instead of going to the grocery store,” said Burns.  “Over time the trees will become well-picked and openly used by residents and passersby – a living symbol of sharing, and a communal public resource.” We can make our cities like community gardens.” says Young.

“In a real sense, it is the app itself which constitutes the claim of being the world’s largest public artwork. It incorporates Google Maps, user profiles, connections to kindred local groups, and media sharing, but pointedly also includes free flexible templates and suggested language for the use of any individual or group looking into replicating the action in their own community, including how to pursue permits for use of their own public spaces.” – says art critic, Shana Nys Drambot

Operating at the margins of public and private space, and the boundaries of social media and public participation,  Fallen Fruit has planted fruit trees with local community groups, schools and the general public in Riverside, Portland, Philadelphia, Buffalo, NYC, Omaha, Madrid, Puerto Vallarta, Columbus, , and along streets and parks in Los Angeles. ENDLESS ORCHARD will be anchored by  Fallen Fruit’s artwork, the “MONUMENT TO SHARING.”  The monument will be unveiled (April 22nd 2017) at the opening of the Los Angeles State Historic Park. Operated by California State Parks in Downtown LA, the area was once at the epicenter of California fruit growing.

Endless Orchard GOALS:

  • To allow for a simple action to make a difference in the world, like planting or mapping just one fruit tree.
  • To use the margins of public and private space to create a public resource of fresh fruit for everyone to share or a treasure map to explore.
  • To make neighborhoods more beautiful and friendlier and to make parks more inviting and responsive to public needs.
  • To foster collaboration among community members and organizations and the world.
  • To inspire dialogue by designing creative and unique fruit inspired installations.
  • To encourage everyone to give back to their city and community.

“Join us!  Fruit trees live longer than most people, and by expanding the Endless Orchard into your community you are sending a message to your kids – maybe even your kids’ kids’ kids! – not to mention supporting a positive collective attitude about sharing, community goodwill and commitment to sustainable lifestyles.”– Fallen Fruit, David Burns and Austin Young

 

Endless Orchard is a Creative Capital awarded project and funded by Creative Capital, The Muriel Pollia Foundation, The Good Works Foundation, The Awesome Foundation, and Endless Orchard Kickstarter campaign. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fallenfruit/the-endless-orchard-phase-1
http://www.creative-capital.org/projects/view/747

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. Fallen Fruit began by mapping fruit trees growing on or over public property in Los Angeles.http://fallenfruit.org/about/

Code Rodeo is a web and app development, social media, and digital marketing agency based in Boyle Heights. Female owned and operated and with an ethnically diverse team, Code Rodeo works with partners across non-profit and the creative industries to bring to life projects that are socially aware and experientially delightful.

 

http://endlessorchard.com/  (coming soon)

http://fallenfruit.org/

http://code.rodeo/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fallenfruit

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fallen_fruit/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fallenfruit

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/fallenfruit1

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#shareyourfruit

#monumenttosharing

#talktostrangers

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Lemonade Stand at Sites Unseen

“Lemonade Stand!” A public participatory project by Fallen Fruit (David Burns & Austin Young) at Sites Unseen in San Francisco at Moscone Center Garage. We also planted fruit trees in Rainbow colored barrels for everyone to share. Thank you United Playaz for helping us plant! “Lemonade Stand”, a public participatory artwork by Fallen Fruit exploring ideas of temporary community and new forms of public. During this special presentation on the steps of Central Library, draw a self-portrait onto a lemon and receive a glass of organic lemonade. The lemon self-portraits will collectively form a group portrait of everyone who participated, illustrating some of the archetypes that construct community. “when life gives you lemons…” Sites Unseen at Moscone Center Garage at 255 Third Street in downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighborhood.

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LA 2050 Grant Challenge: Endless Orchard-Phase 2

endless-jpgHello Friends,

The voting has begun for the LA2050 Grants Challenge!

Fallen Fruit is in the running to fund The Endless Orchard: Phase Two which imagines LA as a colorful garden of eden, lush with fruit trees bearing juicy shareable fruits—all planted by and for Angelenos in public space. Tree tags placed at each fruit tree identify it as part of a network of sharing. Anyone can collaborate with the project by planting, mapping, sharing, and navigating the fruit trees via the free online website and app.

The Endless Orchard: Phase Two officially launches this winter at the new Los Angeles State Historic Park, the trailhead of The Endless Orchard, an orange grove and a monument to sharing. Come help us plant, map, and share! And win the LA2050 Grant Challenge.

Vote for Fallen Fruit! Vote now! https://challenge.la2050.org/entry/the-endless-orchard-phase-two

Voting ends at 5PM October 25. Please forward, click, and share.

When you vote for Fallen Fruit, you vote for this!

  • Access to healthy food
  • Resilient communities
  • Self-sufficiency
  • Tree canopy cover
  • Reduced exposure to air toxins
  • Decreased obesity
  • High walk/bike/transit scores
  • Collaborative Spirit

Our Partners include: Code Rodeo, Creative Capital and Los Angeles State Historic Park and everyone who wants to collaborate with us! Learn more about the LA2050 Initiative: la2050.org/ 

The Endless Orchard project collaborates with the citizens of Los Angeles planting fruit trees on the margins of public and private space, in front of homes and businesses and spaces like parkways, bike paths and alleys. Tree tags placed at each fruit tree identify it as part of a network of sharing. Anyone can collaborate with the project by planting, mapping, sharing, and navigating the fruit trees via the free online website and app.

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Help us  create an Endless Orchard:

  1. Share why you love the #EndlessOrchard for a #betterLA.
  2. email your friends and ask them to vote for The Endless Orchard– from Oct. 18 thru Oct.
  3. Visit my project page at: The Endless Orchard
  4. If you use an email address, you will be emailed a link that you need to click in order to verify your address.
  5. Click “Vote for this idea” to vote for me!
  6. Once you’ve voted, you’ll get a notification at the top of the screen and an email verifying that your vote has been counted.
  7. Log in on to the My LA2050 voting site. If you don’t have an account, it’s free to join. You can use social sign-in via Twitter or Facebook or your email address.
  8. Remember, you can vote once per goal category during the entire voting period, so please let your friends know and encourage them to check out project ideas in other categories!
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The website and app are a collaboration with Code Rodeo, a web and app development, social media, and digital marketing agency based in Boyle Heights. Female owned and operated, Code Rodeo works to bring to life projects that are socially aware and experientially meaningful.

The free app will allow anyone to participate and grow the project in their own neighborhood.  The public mapping functionality allows the trail to continually grow. Users upload video, photo and text associated with a tree.

The Endless Orchard was awarded the prestigious Creative Capital grant in 2013. Creative Capital remains our partner and will use their vast resources and expertise to help publicize this project and ensure its success.

The Los Angeles State Historic Park will provide us space to have our public tree donations and planting events. Permanent Signage at the park will describe the Endless Orchard and maps will be available.

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Sites Unseen – Lemonade Stand in San Francisco!

postcard-4inx6in-h-frontSites Unseen will present its first large scale public art installation Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 3PM–6PM at a free all-ages event adjacent to the Moscone Center Garage at 255 Third Street in downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighborhood. At 3:30PM, project and community leaders will gather at the northwest corner of the garage to present opening remarks.

The event, open to all, will celebrate the installation of “Moscone Contemporary Art Centre & Garage,” artist Barry McGee’s multi-colored painted artwork installed in several locations on the exterior of the Moscone Center Garage. The event will also feature temporary, participatory programming by local artists Ramekon O’Arwisters and Leah Rosenberg, and by Los Angeles-based artist collective Fallen Fruit.

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Lemonade and Dragon Fruit! August 13th

Upcoming Summer Participatory Events In Los Angeles! The HUB is the central site of LA Water Public Art Biennial, 2016   see the official event calendar.

The HUB
3306 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Water-wise Public Planters: A RAINBOW OF FRUIT TREES : July 16 – August 17

Propagation Station : August 13th  10am- 12pm 

Lemonade Stand :  August 13th 11am- 1pm

Lemonade Stand is a public participatory project where in exchange for a glass of lemonade the public is asked to draw their portrait onto a lemon using a black marker.

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Propagation Station : August 13th  11am- 1pm 

a public participatory project that anyone can perform by propagating a drought tolerant fruit bearing plant that can be added to The Endless Orchard and shared with everyone. Bring cuttings of your back yard fruit to share and plant them around LA!   …Dragon Fruit, Tunas, Fig, Pomegranate, Pineapple!  This years favorite fruit is Dragonfruit- a succulent fruit and superfood native to Mexico – but also a plant that grows easily in Southern California.  Anyone can propagate, share, and adopt a cutting they will take home and root and then transplant and map on the Endless Orchard.  cuttings are decorated with paint and inks to illustrate a “spirit animal” or “messages” to invoke goodwill and citizenship in the City of Los Angeles.  There is no money exchanged- just knowledge sharing and fruit tree sharing.

 BYOF: Do you have a fruit tree in your yard or in your neighborhood that you **LOVE**??
We  want to help you share the love.
Bring a young branch from the fruit tree or plant that is 2’-3’ feet long with all of the smaller branches and leave still attached.
NOTE: Make sure that you do not cut from a tree that currently have fruit ripening (this will not work)

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Water-wise Public Planters: A RAINBOW OF FRUIT TREES : August 13th 10am – 12pm
by Fallen Fruit is an ongoing installation on view at the HUB.

The Endless Orchard is an on-going installation of fruit trees in (the margins of) public space and is designed to provide communities with an urban experience that can be cared for, cultivated and shared by the public. ‘Urban Fruit Trails’ have been planted in Los Angeles, New York City, Omaha,  Portland and more. The goal is to connect neighborhoods with fruit bearing trees and create walking trails from public transportation to local landmarks. The public fruit trees are planted on the margins of public space, along sidewalks, alleys and parkways where the fruit can be shared with everyone.IMG_0300 copy

Presented by Dyson and Womack at the HUB – with  the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Public Art Division, CURRENT:LA Water Public Art Biennial uses contemporary art as a platform for the exchange of ideas around critical issues our city faces together.

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a Rainbow of Fruit Trees!

Water Wise Public Planters: A Rainbow of Fruit Trees! at the HUB  by Fallen Fruit  3306 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles  installed with the public on Saturday July 16, 2016.  The HUB is the central site of Current:LA WATER: Water Public Art Biennial uses contemporary art as a platform for the exchange of ideas around critical issues our city faces together.
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Fallen Fruit’s Barrel Painting and Planting at the HUB with our Water-wise Public Planters.

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fallen fruit public artThe HUB is  hosted  by DYSON AND WOMACK
Fallen Fruit’s installation of painted  Barrels at the HUB  forms a RAINBOW of FRUIT TREES and will be part of The Endless Orchard – an on-going installation in (the margins of) public space, designed to provide communities with an urban experience that can be cared for, cultivated and shared by the public. These ‘Urban Fruit Trails’ have been planted in Los Angeles, New York City, Omaha, Portland and more. The goal is to connect neighborhoods with fruit bearing trees and create walking trails from public transportation to local landmarks. The public fruit trees are along sidewalks, alleys and parkways where the fruit can be shared with everyone.

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The Endless Orchard at William Mead Housing Planting Day!

WILLIAM MEAD RESIDENTS: Plant fruit trees for everyone to share!

Join Fallen Fruit’s ‘The Endless Orchard’ Planting

and Barrel Painting Day for William Mead Homes!

June 5th – 10 am to 2 pm in front of William Mead’s Social Hall

*This Tree adoption is for William Mead Homes residents only

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Adopt a community fruit tree and barrel for William Mead Housing:

What if instead of going to the grocery store for an orange or lemon, you just walked outside your door? Imagine a future in which cities and neighborhoods across the world are not only full of fruit trees, but mapped and labeled so that you can walk up to them and pick the fruit yourself. It takes a community to grow an Endless Orchard – and you can help bring this sustainable, collaborative public artwork to fruition!

Being a part The Endless Orchard is easy:

  1. Sign up to adopt one of 24 fruit trees to share with the William Mead Homes community
  2. Join us on Saturday, June 5th to plant the trees and paint the 55 gallon planter!
  3. Agree to help care for the fruit trees and share the fruit with neighbors.
  4. Together, we’ll make a map and place the fruit trees within William Mead community.

To Participate: email  info@fallenfruit.org. Include your name and phone number.

LIMITED NUMBER OF TREES SO SIGN UP TODAY !

The Endless Orchard is an on-going installation of fruit trees on or in the margins of public space and designed to provide communities with an urban experience that can be cared for, cultivated and shared by the public. ‘Urban Fruit Trails’ have already been planted in Los Angeles, Riverside, Omaha and Portland. The goal is to connect neighborhoods and create walking trails from public transportation to local destinations. The fruit trees are planted on the margins of public space, along sidewalks and parkways where the fruit can be shared with everyone. The trailhead will be at the orange grove in Los Angeles State Historic Park and fruit trees will lead out into the surrounding neighborhoods.

 

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The Endless Orchard: phase one- planting day!

PHASE 1:   We’ve planted tons of fruit trees in the neighborhood surrounding Los Angeles State Historic Park in Downtown LA!  In the weeks leading up to this Phase of The Endless Orchard, we went door to door in the community to meet with residents, businesses, schools and churches and we found stewards for the new public fruit trees. These same neighbors came to help us plant the trees in front of their properties along sidewalks and agreed to take care of the trees and share fruit with the everyone.  

Join us for The Endless Orchard PHASE 2!  We’ll be planting more trees, creating our Monument to Sharing, and launching our mobile app where anyone can plant, map and share their fruit!  

Love,

David and Austin

DONATE: Give a 100% tax deductible Donation to help cover our expenses for The Endless Orchard Phase 2.

Volunteer for our next planting day! Come helps us plant or if you live near The Los Angeles State Historic Park, adopt a free tree, map and care for it.

 

Becoming part of The Endless Orchard is easy:

1. You have space along sidewalks and fences on private property
– a home, local business or apartment building.

2. The space is sunny and is already being watered or can be watered regularly.

3. You agree to share the fruit tree with neighbors and passersby and be part of
The Endless Orchard where Trees are mapped and shared with the community.

4. Join us March 19th at 10 am at Los Angeles State Historic Park.
We will give you a fruit tree. (Apricots, Apples, Figs, Grapes, Pomegranates and Plums.) We will have volunteers to help plant if needed. It takes a community to grow an Endless Orchard – and you can help bring this sustainable, collaborative public art work to fruition.

email > INFO@FALLENFRUIT.ORG and get involved! It’s free to participate – sign up for a fruit tree at no cost and/or volunteer and help us plant trees on the margins of public space.

The Endless Orchard is an on-going installation of fruit trees on or in the margins of public space and designed to provide communities with an urban experience that can be cared for, cultivated and shared by the public. ‘Urban Fruit Trails’ have already been planted in Los Angeles, Riverside, Omaha and Portland. The goal is to connect neighborhoods and create walking trails from public transportation to local destinations. The fruit trees are planted on the margins of public space, along sidewalks and parkways where the fruit can be shared with everyone. The trailhead will be at the orange grove in Los Angeles State Historic Park and fruit trees will lead out into the surrounding neighborhoods.  The Endless Orchard App will launch in June 2016 – anyone, anywhere can participate and share fruit!

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The Endless Orchard planting day in Louisville, Kentucky

Hey Louisville! Be a part of Fallen Fruit’s ‘The Endless Orchard’
and help create an URBAN FRUIT TRAIL around historic Portland in Louisville.
WED 3.23.16 9AM
Shippingport Garden, 2500 Montgomery Street

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Fallen Fruit teams up with two local nonprofits, Trees Louisville and Louisville Grows, to plant fruit trees on The Endless Orchard in the historic Portland neighborhood at the Portland Orchard Project.


We will plant and map fruit trees for our massive edible artwork, The Endless Orchard in Louisville with Trees Louisville and Louisville Grows as a companion project to our upcoming 21c Museum Hotel art installation in Proof on Main.

We will be planting fruit trees  in the Portland neighborhood on March 23, starting at 9am. The public is invited to come and learn more about The Endless Orchard, Trees Louisville, and Louisville Grows.
RSVP to info@fallenfruit.org if you are interested in volunteering.

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The Endless Orchard Kick Off Planting Day!

Be a part of Fallen Fruit’s ‘The Endless Orchard’
and help create an URBAN FRUIT TRAIL
around The Los Angeles State Historic Park
Planting day! March 19th at 10 am to 2pm at 1799 Baker Street
Meet us under the North Broadway Bridge at the Viaduct.
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Volunteer! Come helps us plant or if you live near The Los Angeles State Historic Park, adopt a free tree, map and care for it. Becoming part of The Endless Orchard is easy:

1. You have space along sidewalks and fences on private property
– a home, local business or apartment building.

2. The space is sunny and is already being watered or can be watered regularly.

3. You agree to share the fruit tree with neighbors and passersby and be part of
The Endless Orchard where Trees are mapped and shared with the community.

4. Join us March 19th at 10 am at Los Angeles State Historic Park.
We will give you a fruit tree. (Apricots, Apples, Figs, Grapes, Pomegranates and Plums.) We will have volunteers to help plant if needed. It takes a community to grow an Endless Orchard – and you can help bring this sustainable, collaborative public art work to fruition.

email > INFO@FALLENFRUIT.ORG and get involved! It’s free to participate – sign up for a fruit tree at no cost and/or volunteer and help us plant trees on the margins of public space.
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200 beautiful fruit trees await adoption.

The Endless Orchard is an on-going installation of fruit trees on or in the margins of public space and designed to provide communities with an urban experience that can be cared for, cultivated and shared by the public. ‘Urban Fruit Trails’ have already been planted in Los Angeles, Riverside, Omaha and Portland. The goal is to connect neighborhoods and create walking trails from public transportation to local destinations. The fruit trees are planted on the margins of public space, along sidewalks and parkways where the fruit can be shared with everyone. The trailhead will be at the orange grove in Los Angeles State Historic Park and fruit trees will lead out into the surrounding neighborhoods.

The Endless Orchard by Fallen Fruit, David Burns and Austin Young. It’s a Creative Capital awarded project. It’s organized in collaboration with Los Angeles State Historic Park.
The Endless Orchard app is collaboration with digital agency Code Rodeo. Partners include: Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Bronx River Art Center, Caldera, CSULA (California State University Los Angeles), Chung King Road Association (Chinatown), Concordia University, Creative Capital, Friends of Trees, Good Works Foundation, HOLA (Heart of Los Angeles), Kent Bellows Mentoring Program, l.a. Eyeworks, LACC (Los Angeles City College), LACC (Los Angeles Conservation Corps), Los Angeles State Historic Park, MRCA (Mountain Recreation Conservancy Agency), Park To Playa, The Awesome Foundation, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The Muriel Pollia Foundation, The Rauschenberg Foundation, OPC (Oficina de Proyectos Culturales), Open School North, Peninsula School, Portland Art Museum, Portland Fruit Tree Project, Root Pouch, Wexner Center for the Arts and more.

About Fallen Fruit
Fallen Fruit began by mapping fruit trees growing on or over public property in Los Angeles. The collaboration has expanded to include public projects, site-specific installations and happenings in various cities around the world. 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. www.fallenfruit.org

*The Endless Orchard map is for illustration purposes and is only an example of how to imagine a neighborhood experience. Please ask tree owners whenever possible. Never pick someone tree on private property without permission.

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The Endless Orchard

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Support our KICKSTARTER.

We are expanding the Urban Fruit Trails in neighborhoods & expanding the Endless Orchard app in 2016. Please support public fruit!
PLANT, MAP, AND SHARE FRUIT!

The Endless Orchard is a collaborative movement of citizens transforming their own neighborhoods.

The project relies on those who know a city best – the people who live there – to envision what their own neighborhood would be like with the addition of trees bearing fruit, knitted together with other neighborhoods by pathways of apples, peaches, apricots and pears.

Fruit trees planted to grow along sidewalks and overlooked urban spaces become an invitation for the public to explore and enjoy cities in a new way.

Signage placed at each tree explains that this is part of a network of Urban Fruit Trails and that fruit is a symbol of sharing with others.

The California State Historic Park becomes a central landmark and a site for the ‘Monument to Sharing’ leading to Urban Fruit Trails that reach into neighborhoods around Downtown Los Angeles and out into the world.

COMMUNITY CALL TO ACTION — Fallen Fruit is fund-raising for expanding public fruit in public space. It is easy to change your neighborhood and transform public space. Everyone can participate!

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FALLEN FRUIT at BRAC

HARVEST/HAERFEST
Please join the Bronx River Art Center at the temporary gallery at WHEDco’s Bronx Music Heritage Center

Harvest/Haerfest focuses on reaping (harvesting) the “fruits” (including vegetables and fish) of our labor over a growing season, and offers an opportunity to join forces with creative artists to encourage and celebrate the commitment of Bronxites to the value of healthy food and the diverse cultures in the Bronx that influences our awarenesses.

On view October 23rd – November 20th, 2015
at the Bronx Music Heritage Center at 1303 Louis Nine Blvd, Bronx, NY.

As part of the exhibition, Fallen Fruit will plant fruit trees to create the first Urban Fruit Trails in the Bronx !

Featured Artists:
Fallen Fruit, Linda Adele Goodine, Hyonok Kim, Yelaine Rodriguez and Bill Santen
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More about the exhibitions series:
This exhibition series is designed to shine light on the fact that although The Bronx is at the heart of New York City’s food system (the Bronx Terminal Produce Market supplies fruits and vegetables to supermarkets and restaurants across the city, feeding millions of its inhabitants), ironically, many parts of the borough are identified as “food deserts.” This paradox engenders questions that this exhibition series seeks to answer: How are Bronx residents affected by the available food choices? What are the challenges for a 21st-century city to feed all of its population? How are ideas of sustainability, livability and healthy environments being explored in our borough; and how should they be implemented for the future health and well-being of our community? What roles can artists, community organizations and local activists play within these scenarios? The conceptual framework of Food: Systems, Surroundings & Sensibilities addresses these questions in order to identify inspiring and achievable solutions through the cross-fertilization of artists with our community’s diverse groups of inhabitants, and within its specific and distinctive landscape.

About the Bronx River Art Center:
Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) is a culturally diverse, multi-arts, non-profit organization that provides a forum for community, artists, and youth to transform creativity into vision. Our Education, Exhibitions, and Presenting Programs cultivate leadership in an urban environment and stewardship of our natural resource, the Bronx River. For more information visit www.bronxriverart.org

This project is supported in part with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works; The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and The New York State Legislature. Related education and public programs are supported, in part, by Con Edison, the 42nd Street Development Corporation, the New Yankee Stadium Community Development Program and the generosity of our patrons.

The Bronx River Art Center expresses its appreciation for the support of The City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Council members Ritchie Torres, Andy King and members of the Council’s Bronx Delegation.

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Urban Fruit Trails PDX

Join us! It’s free to participate!
ADOPT A TREE> MAP, PLANT AND SHARE FRUIT TREES!
Fallen Fruit’s URBAN FRUIT TRAILS PDX!
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Welcome to the Urban Fruit Trail
Urban Fruit Trails are a network of walking trails, populated with fruit trees and planted, tended, and harvested by the public. With your collaboration, we will make the largest public artwork in the world.

The Urban Fruit Trail is presented by Caldera and created by Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young). Fruit trees are planted next to the sidewalk in front of private homes, schools, businesses and community gardens, so that branches will grow into public space and be within easy reach. Caldera youth, their families, Caldera’s Arts Partner middle schools, along with the greater community of Portland are encouraged to celebrate family stories and histories, local facts and historic lore along the trails through an interactive online Urban Fruit Trails map. Trees will be mapped on the URBAN FRUIT TRAILS map where you can share fruit, read stories, view art,and look at videos inspired by the fruit trees, community, and family.

Partners include: Portland Fruit Tree Project, Friends of Trees, Portland Art Museum, Root Pouch, Concordia University, Open School North, and Peninsula School.

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Portland’s Urban Fruit Trail will become part of Fallen Fruit’s Endless Orchard, which is a collection of interactive online maps from around the world of fruit trails. Individual fruit trees are geo-tagged for anyone to digitally view art, read stories, and look at videos inspired by the apple trees.

To include your fruit tree in URBAN FRUIT TRAILS:

Plant your tree next to the sidewalk so that branches will go into public space and be within easy reach. Plant it today if possible.

Map the tree. And/or map a tree that you already have that is accessible to the public. Check “YES I want to be part of the online map” when you fill out your name, and the tree’s new address along with the tree type and variety on the Urban Fruit Trail sign up at the adoption table.

Once the tree is planted
, send us a photo of the planting or newly planted, the date of the plant and if you like, a very short story about the tree planting or celebrate family stories and histories, local facts and historic lore along the trails. Stories and photos will go on the interactive online Urban Fruit Trails map. If you did not give your information on the day of pick-up and you want to be included on the Endless Orchard online map or if there is an update to the tree’s location, please send the new information to: info@fallenfruit.org

View your tree and share your fruit on the Urban Fruit Trail! in a few years when fruit trees get bigger and produce 100’s of pounds of fruit, there’ll be plenty to share! www.fallenfruit.org/endless-orchard/portland/

About Fallen Fruit

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. Fallen Fruit began by mapping fruit trees growing on or over public property in Los Angeles. The collaboration has expanded to include public projects, site-specific installations and happenings in various cities around the world. Share your fruit, change the world!

www.fallenfruit.org/

About Caldera

Caldera is a nonprofit organization that supports youth with limited opportunities through long-term mentoring and arts and nature programming, as well as provides fully subsidized residencies to adult artists. Caldera provides year-round youth mentoring through 12 Arts Partner middle schools (six in Portland and six Central Oregon), high school programming, and summer camp at its Arts Center on Blue Lake near Sisters, Oregon. More information at www.CalderaArts.org.

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A Day in Paradise – October 24th

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Caldera Presents
Fallen Fruit of Portland!
Join us for a day of free events and site specific artworks created by artist collaborative Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young), Natalie Ball, Bill Cravis, Bruce Conkle, Tahni Holt, Aaron Lish, Jess Perlitz, DeAngelo Raines, Caldera Youth and the Portland Art Museum.

A Day in Paradise

Saturday, October 24, 2015,  10am-8pm
Everyone is invited to participate! Paradise will move from the museum onto the park blocks and into downtown Portland.  A Day in Paradise will celebrate the opening of ‘Paradise’ at the Portland Art Museum by  Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young) and an exhibition project created by Caldera Youth called the ‘Geography of We’ opens concurrently at the Weiden+Kennedy Gallery. The public is invited to observe, interact and help create collaborative art making that is inspired by the history of Portland, themes of paradise and of course, the apple.
War Hoop with us! We’ll make a Magazine together! Share poems and songs with the river! Become a monument! Enter the right hand of the fellowship! Watch a rock  move rocks!
EVERYTHING is FREE!

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Natalie Ball, Warhoop Flashmob
2pm, Location: Portland Art Museum
Natalie will facilitate War Hooping as used in battle by Native Americans across the country. Also known as a battle cry, Li-Li is a vocal projection used for intimidation, celebration, and energy charge. Women use Lii-Lii which is a tongue/vocal projection that is LOUD! They still do them today. Natalie will bring people from her tribe to do Lii-Lii, but everyone in the attendance will be invited to participate with them.
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Bruce Conkle Paradise Lost
6 – 8pm, Location: RACC Building, 411 NW Park Ave
Bruce Conkle, “Paradise Lost”
Bruce Conkle has created apple inspired drawings from history, mythology, and pop culture. He will electronically and astrally project these images outdoors on a large wall along the Park Blocks.

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Bill Cravis, ​A Monument for Bicyclists
Noon – 4pm, Location: South Parks Block by the equestrian statue of  Theodore Roosevelt across from Portland Art Museum
Portland bicyclists become temporary “living statues” in the South Parks neighborhood, alongside the equestrian statue of Theodore Roosevelt. A small replica of the concrete plinth supporting the Roosevelt statue will be placed near to the original. Bicyclists will be invited to become temporary “living statues” atop the miniature plinth, which will be photographed. These urban bicyclists will be displayed as today’s heroes – contemporary mavericks who play an active role in reducing the threat of global climate change. Photos will be placed online so that participants can download them.

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Tahni Holt, ​ apples & pomegranates
1 & 3pm, Location: Portland Art Museum
Building on the mythological idea of Eve eating the apple in the Garden of Eden, this is a solo dance performance that walks the fault line between rejected female stereotypes and embodied expression, wrestling with first impressions, assumptions and associations, motherhood, sensationalism, emotionality, sexuality, an image/time­bound body, and the body in the present moment.  Sound Score and technical support by Luke Wyland

 

 

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Aaron Lish​,  Sweet Nothings and Other Stories.
Noon – 5pm, Location: along the Willamette Riverfront trail at Ankeny (near the Bill Naito Legacy Fountain)
To celebrate the Willamette River, the public is invited to share stories, poetry, songs, etc. with the River as receiver / audience. There will be an installation at the Riverwalk overlook just south of the Saturday Market that will conduct your voices down to the water.  The site is right near the Bill Naito Legacy Fountain, which memorializes the names of those who helped make Portland what it is today. But the Willamette River is not on that list of names. “Sweet Nothings and Other Stories” has been created to celebrate the River in a new and different way, where your sharing is a form of gift to the River.

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For a day, along the west shore of the Willamette River in Portland, the artist will be a rock and will move other rocks, engaging with the surrounding world. Inspired by landscape and landscaping, landmarks and monuments, natural disaster and our never ending attempts for control, this piece will be an action that unfolds over the course of 5 hours. The r​ock w​ill have arms and legs available so that it may move other similar objects, rest, and engage with people as needed. The rock does not talk. But it does try to communicate through music, action, and presence.

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DeAngelo Raines, The Right Hand of Fellowship
Noon – 4pm, Location: South Parks Blocks at the Lincoln Statue
With the belief that barriers to identification can be overcome, DeAngelo Raines proposes a performative social engagement installation to exhibit multiple handshakes from 7 different archetypes of the adult African-American Male.

 

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Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young)
The Division of Identification
All Day, Location: Throughout Park Blocks
October 24, 2015 -­ January 17, 2016 
during Paradise ​exhibition at Portland Art Museum. DIVISION OF IDENTIFICATION

These selected portraits are sourced from a volume of police arrest mug shots found in the City of Portland Archives collections.  Created by the Division of Identification, now the Police Identification Division, the photos date between 1947 and 1954. The body of works is presented as a photographic installation in public space that unmasks issues of humanity often camouflaged by social stereotypes and ill-repute of “the other.”  The large scale black and white photographic portraits have been installed throughout the Park Blocks of Downtown Portland the same historic locations where people have been arrested for “vagrancy” or other social crimes. “The Division of Identification” is part of Fallen Fruit of Portland presented by Caldera through a Creative Heights grant from the Oregon Community Foundation. Caldera students will interview the public and each other about reactions to the portraits for broadcast on KBOO.
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Noon – 4pm, Location: Portland Art Museum
In one day the public, along with David Burns and Austin Young, will use fruit and its metaphors to create a limited edition contemporary culture magazine. Fruit Magazine‘s Portland­ specific content will feature native languages and visual vocabularies that reflect Portland’s diversity. “Fruit Magazine” will be published as a downloadable PDF accessible at w​ww.CalderaArts.org/FallenFruitPDX​ and w​ww.fallenfruit.org/fallenfruitmagazine​

CELEBRATE The EXHIBITION OPENINGS:
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Fallen Fruit, Paradise
October 24, 2015 ­ January 17, 2016
Location: Portland Art Museum
This exhibition, on display in the Portland Art Museum’s Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Sculpture Court October 24 through January 17, More information can be found here.
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Caldera Youth, The Culture of We
Location: Wieden+Kennedy Gallery 224 NW 13th Ave
October 24th – ­ November 13
The Culture of We showcases the power of creativity through the voices of Caldera students. Inspired by Caldera’s environmental themes, student work displayed reflects unique youth perspectives, reactions, and inspirations surrounding “The Geography of We”. Artwork is installed salon­ style, and will create a dialogue of how the individual contributes to community. This exhibition highlights Caldera’s focus on the integration of art and nature and powerful work with special guest artists like Fallen Fruit.

UPCOMING: RSVP NOW!
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Urban Fruit Trails, PDX
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Locations: TBD and located throughout Portland
Hey Portland! Anyone can participate! If you have space to plant near a sidewalk, can care for the tree, and include it on the Urban Fruit Trail map, please email us! info @ fallenfruit.org. Caldera and Fallen Fruit are producing an installation and public planting of approximately 200 fruit trees in community gardens, private homes, churches and businesses that allow public access to fruit. Caldera youth, their families, Caldera’s Arts Partner middle schools, along with the greater community of Portland will celebrate family stories and histories, local facts and historic lore along the trails through signs at tree sites and with an interactive online Urban Fruit Trails map. Trees will be geo­tagged for anyone to digitally view art, read stories, and look at videos inspired by the apple trees. P​artners: P​ortland Fruit Tree Project, Friends of Trees, Know Your City, Oregon Food Bank, Portland Art Museum, Root Pouch, Concordia University, Open School North and others to be announced.

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About Caldera
Established in 1996 by Dan Wieden, co-founder of the Portland, Oregon-based international ad agency Wieden+Kennedy, Caldera is a nonprofit organization that supports youth with limited opportunities through long-term mentoring and arts and nature programming, as well as provides fully subsidized residencies to adult artists. It provides year-round youth mentoring through 12 Arts Partner middle schools (six in Portland and six Central Oregon), high school programming, and summer camp at its Arts Center on Blue Lake near Sisters, Oregon. More information at www.CalderaArts.org.

Elizabeth Quinn is the Creative Director for Caldera. Previous to her work at Caldera, she was the Founding Editor of High Desert Journal, a publication that strives for a deeper understanding of the interior West through arts and literature. She also helped found Playa, a residency program in Summer Lake, Oregon, and was the Director of The Dalles Art Association. Having worked across Oregon, Elizabeth has developed in-depth knowledge of arts communities throughout the state and an understanding of the unique needs of artists from diverse backgrounds.

About Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights Initiative
Through a four­ year initiative (2014­2017), the Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights Initiative provides grants to help arts and culture organizations take strategic risks in the creation and dissemination of their work in Oregon, provide unique opportunities for Oregonians to experience innovative arts and culture, and to increase Oregon’s cultural visibility and vitality.  more information here.

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The Value of Food opens October 6th in NYC

The Value of Food: Sustaining a Green Planet
The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, New York
1047 Amsterdam Avenue @ 112th Street New York, NY 10025
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October 6, 2015 – April 3, 2016 (Opening October 6 from 7:30pm on)

The Venue
Saint John the Divine, The Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York is proud to present The Value of Food: Sustaining a Green Planet, a contemporary art exhibition guest-curated by Kirby Gookin and Robin Kahn. The Cathedral is the world’s largest Gothic structure visited by more than one million people annually. With its long history of engagement with issues of social justice, the environment, support for the arts, and community empowerment, it is a unifying center of intellectual leadership and an exceptional resource center of educational and cultural exhibitions and programs.

The Exhibition
The Value of Food explores the dynamic and organic materiality of food and its integral role in sustaining human life. The artists in this exhibition work with food as a form of social engagement. Although their subjects and methodology vary, they each explore the intersection of food, art, commerce and community in order to engage the exhibition’s unifying theme: food justice.

We will also be presenting a variety of educational programs, workshops and evening events, some in collaboration with Mother Jones, Magnum Foundation and Grace Communications Foundation, as well as with artists and guest speakers.

Pull up a seat and join us at The Tables. Food becomes a meal only when it is shared.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Suzanne Anker
Stefani Bardin
Anna-Sophie Berger
Pascal Bernier
Mike Bidlo
Matt Black
Mel Chin
Ines Doujak
Eating in Public
Coleen Fitzgibbon
Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young)
Fredericka Foster
Nancy Hwang
Christian Jankowski
Robin Kahn
Alison Knowles
Larry Miller
Vik Muniz
Jan Mun
Peter Nadin
Naoto Nakagawa
Tom Otterness
Claire Pentecost
Alexis Rockman
Christy Rupp
Laura Stein
Tattfoo Tan
Nigel Van Wieck
Kara Walker
Linda Weintraub
Peter Lamborn Wilson

With documentation and ephemera by additional artists involved in these many issues, including: Agnes Denes, Fluxus, Carol Goodden and Gordon Matta-Clark, Fritz Haeg, Corita Kent, Christien Meindertsma, Dieter Roth, Daniel Spoerri, Superflex, Rirkrit Tiravanija, among others.

For more information please contact:
Kirby Gookin: KirbyGookin@yahoo.com Robin Kahn: RobinKahn@yahoo.com

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Motherpatch! Spit your seeds!

MOTHERPATCH by Fallen Fruit:
with the Coleman Center for the Arts (CCA) and the people from YORK.
Saturday, August 22nd from 10 AM to 12 PM
The Harvest Celebration of Motherpatch, a new public art project by Fallen Fruit .

There was free watermelons for EVERYONE in York, a watermelon race, seed spitting contest. and we wrote down memories and advice we got from our MOTHERS. Everyone was encouraged to ‘Spit your seeds’ so that watermelons will continue to grow throughout York!

Motherpatch is the largest public watermelon patch in the world, containing over 30 global varieties of watermelons. The project is Fallen Fruit’s collaboration with the CCA and the people of Sumter County that began in 2012, and has unfolded through ongoing conversation, creation and collaboration.

This event was made possible by funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Visual Artists Network/National Performance Network, ArtPlace America, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Daniel Foundation of Alabama and the generous contributions of our individual sponsors.

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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.

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Join us! Motherpatch! Coleman Center for the Arts.

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Please join us at the Coleman Center for the Arts (CCA) outside on Avenue A on Saturday, August 22nd from 10 AM to 12 PM for the Harvest Celebration of Motherpatch, a new public art project by the Fallen Fruit.

Activities will include free watermelons for all (while supplies last,) a watermelon race (with prizes!!), and music!! Please also join us in sharing memories and advice you got from your mother, as we honor mothers with these delicious seeded watermelons!

This event is free and open to the public! All are welcome! Free watermelons! Free food! Free fun! Come and join us and remember to “Spit your seeds!”

Motherpatch is the largest public watermelon patch in the world, containing over 30 global varieties of watermelons. The project is Fallen Fruit’s collaboration with the CCA and the people of Sumter County that began in 2012, and has unfolded through ongoing conversation, creation and collaboration.

This event is made possible by funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Visual Artists Network/National Performance Network, ArtPlace America, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Daniel Foundation of Alabama and the generous contributions of our individual sponsors.


COLEMAN CENTER for the arts 630 Avenue A York, AL 36925 205.392.2005
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Fallen Fruit of OMAHA! at BEMIS opens August 6th

Power Of People, Power Of Place

-Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young)
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We find meaning in the things we take with us. When we move to another apartment, city, state, country, or continent, we bring objects with us; letters, books, photographs, works of art, heirlooms, tchotchkes and seemingly random things to remind us of who we are as a culture, a family, and as an individual.   In time, when these objects are left behind and rediscovered – they can they tell intimate stories about people and place.  Perhaps if we let go of all of these familiar things, we would lose our identity and instead merge with the existing culture of the land. -Fallen Fruit

LOS ANGELES-BASED COLLECTIVE FALLEN FRUIT EXPLORES OMAHA HISTORY AT  BEMIS CENTER

July 12, 2015, Omaha, NE — Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts presents Power of People, Power of Place, an exhibition project with Los Angeles–based art collaborative Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young).  On view August 6 to October 10, an opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 6 from 7pm to 9pm. Prior to the opening reception, Fallen Fruit will participate in Bemis Center’s monthly Art Talk program where they will discuss their research and installation process.

Power of People, Power of Place is the latest in Fallen Fruit’s ongoing series of projects that use fruit as a material to investigate culture and explore social engagement. The concept for this project was inspired by a part of the Great Plains Black History Museum collection that is being temporarily stored on the fourth floor of Bemis Center. During a research trip to Omaha in April of 2015, Fallen Fruit began to mine this collection. “As we opened boxes, some of them molded from years of dampness, the objects began to construct a complex picture about the things we leave behind,” said Fallen Fruit. “In time, the objects that once held meaning to us are rediscovered by others, telling them intimate stories about people and place.”

Continuing their research, Fallen Fruit visited other collections and archives in Omaha, including the Joslyn Museum, El Museo Latino, The Schrager Collection, and Omaha Public Library. Burns and Young have borrowed a range of objects from these and other Omaha collections and archives and arranged them into an exhibition that creates an installation artwork that becomes a portrait of the city of Omaha.

Fallen Fruit’s eclectic mix of borrowed books, letters, tchotchkes, domestic objects, and works of art (including pieces from Bemis Center’s own collection of artworks by past artists-in-residence) is assembled against the backdrop of their signature fruit themed wallpaper. For each exhibition project, Burns and Young design a custom wallpaper featuring fruit(s) specific to the location. Here, the artists take the apple as their focus, probing its rich symbolism and regional provenance, dating back to the Oregon Trail. “In the scope of our work, we have discovered that culture as well as fruit moves around the world with people,” said the artists. “Inspired by the AppleJack Festival we learned that apples were planted during western expansion because they are easy to store in winter and grow naturally all across the United States without much care.”

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Items from the Great Plains Black History Museum- photograph by Fallen Fruit

Burns and Young draw on an excerpt from the January 1877 issue of Nebraska Farmer:

“Now, in comparing Nebraska apples with the products of other states, their superiority was evident in at least three particulars. First, their flavor was superior. Apples from regions that were comparatively insipid, when grown in Nebraska, were found to be finely flavored. This was the case with all the samples tested. Second, the color was superior. This was observed by everyone who visited the Nebraska department, and every one who had an eye for the beautiful had a word of praise for these fine apples. Third, the Nebraska apples were exceptionally free from parasitic fungous growths. All the apples from other states that I examined, including those from Canada, were more or less affected by fungi.”

To complement the exhibition Bemis Center has partnered with Joslyn’s Kent Bellows Mentoring Program to realize Urban Fruit Trails, Fallen Fruit’s decentralized public planting project that includes sites in various cities around the world. Kent Bellows students, who represent various Omaha high schools and zip codes, will plant apple trees throughout the city, in effect creating “a walkable network of fruit trails” that can be shared and enjoyed by anyone. “We hope these youth develop a long-term relationship to art in their city by virtue of seeing their participation reflected in the landscape for years to come,” says Nicole J. Caruth, Bemis Center’s new Artistic Director for Exhibitions and Public Engagement.

Caruth counts community building as another goal of the project. “As a recent transplant to Omaha I’m struck by the segregation here,” she said. “Urban Fruit Trails emphasizes sharing and connecting rather than divisions, and it’s a wonderful example of the role that contemporary artists can play in breaking down barriers, or at least in facilitating a shift in how we think about boundaries.”

Burns and Young will work with Kent Bellows Studio students to plant trees on the Bemis grounds in August. The students will complete the plantings in October 2015, in conjunction with a special Bemis Center Open House/Open Studios event, and the organization’s first ever themed residency on the future food production and consumption.

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About the Artists

Fallen Fruit is an art collaboration originally conceived in 2004 by David Burns, Matias Viegener, and Austin Young. Since 2013, David Burns and Austin Young have continued the collaborative work.

Fallen Fruit began in Los Angeles with creating maps of public fruit: the fruit trees growing on or over public property. Fallen Fruit uses cartography and geography as an indexical platform to generate serialized and site-specific works of art that often embrace public participation. The work of Fallen Fruit includes photographic portraits, experimental documentary videos, public art installations, and curatorial projects. Using fruit as a method of reframing the familiar, Fallen Fruit investigates urban space, ideas of neighborhood, and new forms of citizenship. From protests to proposals for new urban green space, Fallen Fruit’s work aims to reconfigure the relationship of sharing and explore understandings of public and private, as well as real world and real time. They consider fruit to be many things; it’s a subject and object at the same time it is aesthetic. Fruit often triggers a childhood memory; it’s emotional and familiar. Everyone is an expert on the flavor of a banana. Much of this work is linked to ideas of place and family, and much of these works echo a sense of connectedness with something very primal—our capacity to share with others. Fallen Fruit uses fruit as a common denominator to change the way you see the world.

Power of People, Power of Place and Urban Fruit Trails are presented in part by generous support from Lincoln Financial Foundation.

About Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

The mission of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is to provide residency opportunities to artists from around the world, so that they may develop new ideas, expand their practice and engage the community. Bemis Center has been recognized as one of the “Top 10 residencies around the globe” by ArtInfo, and Jane Alexander, the former head of the National Endowment for the Arts, has called the Bemis Center “one of the great treasures of its kind in the country.”

Bemis Online

Website: http://www.bemiscenter.org
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Fallen Fruit Online

Website: http://www.fallenfruit.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fallenfruit
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/fallenfruit
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/fallen_fruit

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
12th and Leavenworth
Admission and Parking: FREE
Phone: 402.341.7130
Fax: 402.341.9791
info@bemiscenter.org
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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