A series of installations, performances and public programs addressing issues of environmental sustainability and consumer culture.
THIS IS THE FINAL DAY FOR EVERYONE TO CONTRIBUTE TO PORTABLE PARKS IV AND CONSUMING NATURE
WE MUST MEET OUR $5,000 GOAL BY 7 PM OR WE LOSE IT ALL!
PLEASE READ OUR STORY BELOW & HELP SUPPORT OUR PROJECT:
AND THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE ALREADY CONTRIBUTED!
This fall Bonnie Sherk has worked with curator Karen Moss and artists in the Otis College of Art and Design Graduate Public Practice Program on temporary installations for the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival at the Santa Monica Place Shopping Center, on view from January 28-Februrary 5, 2012.
You have the unique opportunity to support Bonnie Sherk’s Portable Parks IV Past/Present/Future = A.L.L.—an update on her landmark project that considers 21st century sustainability issues, as it encourages community involvement and public education. Additionally, you will also be supporting Consuming Nature, the Otis artists' installations and public programs.
Bonnie Sherk was the one of first artists ever to green urban space more than 40 years ago. For her Portable Parks I-III (1970) she imported trees, sod, picnic tables and live animals to the streets of downtown San Francisco.
Then she created The Farm at the crossroads of the 101 freeway and four neighborhoods. Her ongoing, community-engaged, eco-art education project A Living Library (A.L.L.) has reached national and international audiences.
We have great supporters including Armstrong Garden Centers, the City of Santa Monica, Sakaida Nursery, Print-A-Sign, Santa Monica Place, Macerich but right now every donation counts to help meet our goal and each has a very cool (and green) reward to show you our appreciation.
THANKS FOR SUPPORTING OUR PROJECT!
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Seed bombs from Greenaid are a mixture of clay, compost, and seeds. Throw these wildflower seeds anonymously to green urban sites, or toss them into your home garden!Estimated delivery:
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A living plant arrangement that will be custom made, just for you! This arrangement will come from the flowers, herbs, vegetables that are used to create the Portable Park IV garden installation.Estimated delivery:
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Your name on a garden stake within the Flowering Unfolding garden in the Central Plaza of the Santa Monica Place mall, indicating that you are a project donor, plus a living plant arrangement.Estimated delivery:
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A full color reproduction of Bonnie Sherk's original drawing for the Flower Unfolding, the centerpiece of the Portable Park IV installation, seen on this website and in the video. (And a garden stake with your name.)Estimated delivery:
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A personal tour of the Portable Park IV by the artist and curator for you and a friend, followed by dinner at True Food Kitchen at Santa Monica Place mall: www.truefoodkitchen.com/locations-menus/california/santa-monica-place.php (And a garden stake with your name.)Estimated delivery:
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A digital archival print of Bonnie Ora Sherk's original composite drawing/collage, A Living Library = Life Frame: www.alivinglibrary.org/treeentrance.html (And a garden stake with your name.)Estimated delivery:
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