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 !
Fallen Fruit, Linda Adele Goodine, Hyonok Kim, Yelaine Rodriguez and Bill Santen
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.