The Arroyo Arts Collective presents: Tossed Salad a site-specific exhibition of performance, video and installation work dispersed throughout the Highland Park Old Farmers Market, and featuring works inspired by our love of all things food. This event is co-sponsored by the North Figueroa Association.
May 1 through May 22, 2012
Calendar Listing: Art Community: The Arroyo Arts Collective presents Tossed Salad, a series of four art events during the month of May at the Highland Park’s Old L.A. Farmers’ Market. Each week will feature a different kind of art: video, performance, installation work, and interactive presentations. Traditionally, the farmers market is a place for community to come together, a linking of rural and urban through a mutually rewarding exchange. Tossed Salad builds on that idea with its broad range of themes, including, but not limited to, food, health and wellness, environment, and community building. Visitors will be treated to vegetable themed music by Artichoke and the Funky Beets, puppet shows, a mobile sewing center, wearable composting, vegetable printing, video work, a dance troupe and much more. This event continues the Arroyo Arts Collective’s tradition of placing art in unexpected places. Enjoy a truly unique blend of art, food and community!
Tossed Salad features four Tuesday line-ups, from 5pm to 7:30pm. May 1st kicks off with performances by Jamie Crooke & James Powell, Rebeca Guerrero, the One Grain of Sand Puppet Theater, Frau Fiber (bring an old T-shirt and have it turned into a shopping bag), and the band Artichoke. May 8th includes video work by the Artists Formerly Known As Women, Astra Price and Jessica Langley and Ben Kinsley. Also that night will be installation work by Margaret Adachi, Suzanne and Rachel Siegel and Linda Hoag, and Stuart Rapeport. May 15th brings more performances by Kay Brown , Virginia Dan, Frances Garretson, and Linda Ravenswood, a puppet show by Linda Hoag and David Combs, and the band Funky Beets. May 22nd closes the exhibit with an interactive event for that artist in all of us. We encourage everyone to “strut their stuff” for 2-3 minutes, share a story, a poem, a recipe about food, health and wellness, or just how vegetables have changed your life. Keep in mind this is a public community space, all stories should be family friendly. Program brochures will be available listing the various installation sites and performance times.
The Highland Park Old Farmers Market is located next to the Highland Park Gold Line Station, between Ave. 58 & Ave. 59 and Marmion Way & N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042. Further information is available at ArroyoArtsCollective.org or by voice mail at 323-850-8566. This event is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. It is free and open to the public.
Who: The Arroyo Arts Collective
What: Tossed Salad, a site-specific art installation project honoring our sources of food
Where: Old Farmers Market, Ave. 58 & Ave. 59 and Marmion Way & N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Hours: Market Hours: 3 to 8pm; Art Events: 5 to 7:30pm, May 1st, May 8th, May 15th, May 22nd
How much: This event is free and open to the public.
Information: Go to www.ArroyoArtsCollective.org or call (323) 850-8566.
The Arroyo Arts Collective was established in 1989, as a community organization of artists, writers and performers who live and work in Northeast Los Angeles. The mission of the Arroyo Arts Collective is to develop and present creative events that educate while fostering an awareness of the creative vitality of Northeast Los Angeles. HYPERLINK http://ArroyoArtsCollective.org/ http://ArroyoArtsCollective.org/
The North Figueroa Association was established in 2001. Over the last eight years we have dramatically reduced crime, picked up trash, cleaned the sidewalks and removed graffiti. We have also established a farmers market for a very grateful community. http://Oldla.org