Stoneview receives Public Art Network Award!
Stoneview Nature Center: Civic Art Project Recognized at American for the Arts one of the 49 outstanding public art projects 2017! -Civic Art by Fallen Fruit, David Burns and Austin Young.
On Friday, June 15, Americans for the Arts honored 49 outstanding public arts projects created in 2017, including the civic artwork at the Stoneview Nature Center. The projects were chosen through the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. Selected by public art experts, the roster of projects was unveiled at Americans for the Arts’ (AFTA) Annual Convention in Denver.
Information can be found HERE at Los Angele County Arts Commision.
Details can be found HERE at Americans For The Arts.
Initiated as a Design-Build competition by the County of LA, the Stoneview Nature Center project invited pre-qualified teams to transform a five-acre brownfield site into a highly sustainable nature center in the Blair Hills neighborhood of Culver City, CA. As an important node along the five mile “Park to Playa Trail”, the 4,000 square foot facility and surrounding gardens were envisioned as a place for community to come together and engage both socially and architecturally.
Congratulations to the entire team!
Architects Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects
and Design-Build partner Ledcor
Landscape architect AHBE
Civic artists Fallen Fruit
Graphics by Omnivore
“The 5-acre Stoneview Nature Center two miles west of Stocker — and itself a stop on the Park-To-Playa Trail — sees Fallen Fruit’s integral design elements in a more conceptual but still absolutely edible landscape integrated into the new construction’s progressive municipal design/build award. Co-proposed with Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects, AHBE Landscape Design, and graphics by Omnivore, the site is a sustainable, multi-use vision for a community center featuring outdoor kitchen and gathering areas, art installations based on the neighborhood’s history, and at its heart, Fallen Fruit’s organic rainbow of living colors, rich symbolism, and narrative in the form of free harvests of pomegranates, lemons, oranges, avocados, grapes, berries and figs. “ – Shana Nys Dambrot, Huffington Post.
“THIS PROJECT IS A WIN FOR COUNTY RESIDENTS ALL AROUND. IT WILL EXPOSE YOUTH TO NATURE, CREATE JOBS, AND SERVE AS A PROTECTIVE HABITAT FOR WILDLIFE. ” – Mark Ridley-Thomas, LA County Board of Supervisors