This week Fallen Fruit and HOLA youth set-up a lemonade stand in MacArthur Park. The public was invited to participate and draw their self-portrait on a lemon. Following the drawing they took a photograph with their lemon and were interviewed. After the oral histories were recorded, the participants traded their lemon portrait in exchange for a refreshing glass of lemonade.
While half of the class ran the lemonade stand the other half sketched images of the future of MacArthur Park with artist, Blue Broxton
WHEN: Monday, May 12th, from 5:00-6:30pm
WHERE: MacArthur Park Metro Stop
This week the students divided up into two teams. While one team continued creating their city out of cardboard and paint, the other team went out to explore the neighborhood to scout possible locations for tree plantings. Both teams together found over 50 potential sites!
photo by Austin Young
Check out these beautiful photos of our young Urban Fruit Trails explorers by Austin Young of Fallen Fruit.
The class is making a cardboard set of the neighborhood and exchanging stories. They are learning how Urban Fruit Trail will transform their neighborhood. This artwork will become the background for the upcoming puppet show and music video.
Austin Young and David Burns of Fallen Fruit began their class this week with Fruit Machine. Stay tuned for the video!
Here are some of the questions that the class explored: What is your favorite Fruit? What is your earliest memory of Fruit? What is the most emotional fruit? What kind of Fruit would you be?