Tuesday, June 26, 2012

PVF CSA :: Week 3 & 4

The Vienna farm stand opened today! If you're driving along Route 7, Tuesday - Friday 10AM - 6:30PM this summer, stop by for some "ecoganic" vegetables!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Rochester 2012 :: Part 4 :: Urban Gardens

I'm back home in Virginia, after visiting my grad school town last week. But I have a few more photos to share, from three edible gardens in the city.

When I was working on my thesis project Slow & Steady, in 2009-2010, I heard a statistic that altogether there are over 60 acres of vacant lots throughout the city of Rochester, NY, that are currently without purpose. They look like this, with the mowed grass and wooden stakes:

Fortunately, the city is working on Project Green, a plan to utilize unused land for purposes of sustainable food and energy production. 

The following photographs show just a few exciting initiatives that have turned fallow land into urban gardens:

MuCCC Garden:


And a separate piece of news… My grad school classmate Nick Marshall curated an exhibition titled My Apocalypse, which opened in Rochester last Friday night. Fortunately my trip coincided with this awesome event and I took some photos which are up on the My Apocalypse blog. If you are in Rochester over the next month, be sure to check it out!

Friday, June 1, 2012

First Friday :: June 2012

I'm excited to announce my involvement in the following exhibitions, all on view this month:

Curated by Anni Holm.
Opening reception June 1st, 6-10p
Show runs June 1st - September 8th

About the show:
Imagine: hotdogs, funnel cakes, gummy bears, chocolate cake, bananas, ice cream, strawberries, crab legs, oysters, pasta, salads, water, beer, wine and champagne. Then imagine: 5-star restaurants, diners, food trucks, concession stands, farm stands and of course all you can eat buffet. Are you hungry now? This exhibition will take a closer look at one of our basic needs through the eyes of contemporary (perhaps starving) artists. Welcome to the smorgasbord.

160 S. Water St.
Batavia, IL 60510

Gallery Hours: 
Wed 12-4p ▪ Thurs 12-4p ▪ Fri 10a-9p 
Sat 10a-2p ▪ Sun 12-4p

VIP ART FAIR presents:

June 1-8, 2012

About the show:
VIP MFA is the first-ever juried online art fair for students. VIP MFA will launch artists into the market place through a seven-day web event using the VIP Art Fair platform. This unique event connects new artists to our growing base of collectors and contemporary dealers. Vetted by the judges and advocated by their professors, the students will influence the current state of fine art as ambassadors of a new generation - soon to be called upon by curators, critics, and scholars to share their insights.


On view through July 13, 2012

About the show:
An exhibition of images of a range of plant life grown from the earth; flowers, plants, vegetables, crops, and other interpretations.

Center Gallery at the Midwest Center for Photography
111 Ellis
Wichita, Kansas 67211

Gallery Hours:
Fridays, 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m.
Also by appointment