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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