Monument to Sharing- unveiled at LA Historic State Park- Earth Day!

Join us! Two new artworks launch and Fruit Map Bandana Dyeing Workshop!

We unveil our new public artwork, A Monument to Sharing on Earth Day -Saturday, April 22nd

We will also be on site to launch
at Los Angeles State Historic Park
1245 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles CA, 90012

Opening Celebration 10am – 5pm – Free
Fallen Fruit will be at our public artwork: Monument to Sharing– located at the orange grove near Spring Street and

You are invited to participate in an Endless Orchard Public Fruit Map Bandana Dying Workshop from 11am-2pm

More info HERE

=
Endless Orchard Public Fruit Map

Huffington post story
LA Timesstory
Endless Orchard is a Creative Capital awarded project and is funded by Creative Capital, The Muriel Pollia Foundation, The Good Works Foundation, The Awesome Foundation, and the Endless Orchard Kickstarter campaign.

FF

The Endless Orchard launch- EARTHDAY 2017

Fallen Fruit Launches Their Worldwide Public Artwork, “Endless Orchard” April 22nd, Earth Day, 2017

“Endless Orchard” invites the public to plant and map fruit trees via a social mapping platform to grow a public, sustainable, worldwide orchard


(Endless Orchard Wallpaper by Fallen Fruit)

LOS ANGELES, April 5, 2017 — On Earth Day artist duo, FALLEN FRUIT (David Burns & Austin Young) launches 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.” – Fallen Fruit.

ENDLESS ORCHARD is a social mapping platform that exists simultaneously in the digital and real world. The Endless Orchard web app (endlessorchard.com) is free to use, designed and developed in partnership with Code Rodeo. Anyone, anywhere, can plant a fruit tree along publicly accessible margins of their property and map it on the Endless Orchard web app. With each new participant, 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, or trees can be planted in collaboration with cities in public spaces and parks. These street-side plantings delineate trails that connect neighborhoods including urban food deserts to create access to fresh fruit.

Over the last 4 years, Fallen Fruit has planted fruit trees with local community groups, schools, and the general public in Riverside, Portland, Philadelphia, Buffalo, New York, Omaha, New York City, Louisville, Madrid, Puerto Vallarta, Columbus, and along streets and parks in Los Angeles.

“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 Gardens of Eden,” says Young. “This artwork is an invitation to share and create more goodwill.”

“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 Dambrot on Huffington Post.

Endless Orchard is a Creative Capital awarded project and is funded by Creative Capital, The Muriel Pollia Foundation, The Good Works Foundation, The Awesome Foundation, and the Endless Orchard Kickstarter campaign.

Endless Orchard is a Creative Capital awarded project and is funded by Creative Capital, The Muriel Pollia Foundation, The Good Works Foundation, The Awesome Foundation, and the Endless Orchard Kickstarter campaign.

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.

Code Rodeo(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.

endlessorchard.com

#fallenfruit
#sustainablecities
#publicart
#shareyourfruit
#monumenttosharing
#talktostrangers
#meetyourneighbors
#tasteyourcity
#earthday2017
#earthday

FF

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.

endless-orchard

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!
endless-orchard-500pix

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.

[yikes-mailchimp form=”1″]

FF

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.

postcard-4inx6in-h-front

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)

dragon fruit

fallen fruit

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.

FF

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

portland endless orchard fallen fruit

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.

FF

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
fallen fruit bronx river art center
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.

FF

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!
fallen fruit caldera
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.

Fallen Fruit urban fruit trails

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.

FF

A Day in Paradise – October 24th

12
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!

War Hoop Capt Jack (09-29 EDITS) 2
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.
Johnny Rotten Appleseed web
Johnny Rotten Appleseed 2015
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.

bill cravis
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.

IMG_1586 tahni holt web

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

 

 

arron lish Kircher1673p160A

 

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.

IMG_3754 jess
rock map jess perlitz small Jess Perlitz Rock moving rocks 11am-4pm, Location: The route for the rock will begin near the Hawthorne Bridge moving along the Eastbank Esplanade, over the Tilikum Crossing, ending at the Art Museum.
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.

shakes-a-day-in-paradise

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.

 

IMG_7018divisionrainbow web

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.
FallenFruit Magazine
Fallen Fruit, Fruit Magazine Issue #2, PDX
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:
FallenFruit_portland art museum

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.
caldera youth fallen fruit a day in paradise
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!
urban fruit trails portland fallen fruit
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.

Caldera_logo_hor

Oregon Community Foundation Creative Heights Initiative Award
Print

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.

FF

Fallen Fruit of Puerto Vallarta!

Estas Como Mango! by Fallen Fruit

d563c803bbead3e8c67701d44f99930c_original

help fund our new project here: KICKSTARTER

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

¡Estas Como Mango! means that “You are like a Mango” or “you are sweet, perfect and ripe!” It’s a term of affection and adoration in Mexico. Of course, we believe everyone is perfect and everyone is ripe. This exhibition of contemporary art and public practice will open at Oficina de Proyectos Culturales (OPC) in Puerto Vallarta in May 2015 and will be the first exhibition by the Fallen Fruit collective in Mexico. Cultural exchange and contemporary art making is important to the vibrancy of a 21st-century transnational community. We recognize that California was once Mexico and that Latin-American heritage is part of West-coast culture. The artists want to create meaning from the nuances of these histories. This art installation will re-contextualize local narratives using fruit and images of Puerto Vallarta as a subject, object and symbol.

6566ca7cf12c352da740c8babaa9e131_original

The artworks will respond to people and place and use local fruit as a connector. Fruit is a part of the history of a place. In the case of Puerto Vallarta, we found that the mango is paramount to local culture. Mangos were imported to this tropical beach town and part of its foundation in terms of urban planning, infrastructure, and culture. This area was a place to harvest salt for the mines, then a plantation, a village, and now a town—where the culture of the plantation was replaced by a culture of tourism. From this context, we will create new artworks that celebrate the history of place and fruit as a connector of cultural meaning.

ABOUT OPC:

Oficina de Proyectos Culturales is an independent non-profit arts organization dedicated to fostering dialogue through exhibitions, round table discussions, public art and arts education programs. OPC works with artists, architects, curators, academics, and writers who explore ideas that shape our city and to develop cultural programming that is firmly rooted in Puerto Vallarta, yet international in scope.

FF