June 21

Tree Museum in the Bronx


The Tree Museum, a project celebrating 100 trees and the stories of 100 people, will be up this summer in the Bronx to commemorate the 100th anniversary of The Grand Concourse, a boulevard in that neighborhood.

Created by artist Katie Holten, you can read all about it at treemuseum.org or in the nytimes.

The Tree Museum will be up from June 21–October 12, 2009.

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Why is so much public art about the past, not the future?

Via Citypollen, a video of Mircea Cantor’s Monument for the end of the world, which the blogger came across as part of Modern Art Oxford’s Transmission Interrupted (which continues until June 21.) And for her it raises an interesting questions. Why are public spaces dominated by thoughts of the past, …
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Cornerstone Theater Company – ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE RESIDENCY

FLOW

Written by JULIE HÉBERT

Directed by JULIETTE CARRILLO

May 28 – June 21, 2009

The Los Angeles River has a long and documented history thanks to river historians and Hollywood films. But, how do we begin to unravel LA residents’ relationship to a river most of us have only glimpsed from our car windows? Playwright Julie Hebért begins to explore the mysteries and hot spots along the river, including adjacent communities like Frogtown and people working to reclaim the waterway and its benefits. Conversations with scientists, advocates, river lovers, politicians, Native Americans, artists, and residents along the banks of this great paved natural resource will all inform this play. What spaces are vital along the river today? What does the future hold for the ecosystems that exist within it? And, what will happen when Angelinos finally get out of their cars and step into the riverbed?

Community partners for this project include:
Farmlab
Friends of the Los Angeles River
South Asian Network

via Cornerstone Theater Company – ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE RESIDENCY.