Farmlab Presents Exhibit and Speaker Series Free of Charge for the General Public
One of the Annenberg Foundation’s newest initiatives, Farmlab, has opened to the public part of its warehouse space with the presentation of an exhibit created as a proposal for Confluence Park, “Garden of Brokenness.” Confluence Park is a location in Los Angeles, California that has been described by environmental historian Dr. Jennifer Price as “one of the ugliest, most devasted spots on the Los Angeles River” but which is also one of the more inspirational. The location is where two fresh water rivers---the Arroyo Secco and the Los Angeles River—meet. Created by the Farmlab Team, the exhibit is free and open to the public Tuesdays to Saturdays 10:00am to 5:00pm through June 1, 2007.
Continuing at the Exhibition Center are the free Farmlab Public Salons [speaker series] that focuses on issues related to art, the environment, cultural history, economics and more. The ongoing Farmlab Public Salons will be held weekly at noon with complimentary refreshments served. A full schedule and description of salons are on www.farmlab.org.
Farmlab is an initiative of the Annenberg Foundation led by artist and Trustee Lauren Bon. Farmlab is a six-month multi-disciplinary investigation of issues related to culture, sustainability, livability, and health. Continuing to serve as a catalyst for community involvement and change through the development of art actions, projects, and otherwise, Farmlab is dedicated to the preservation and perpetuity of all living things.
“Garden of Brokenness,” by Farmlab, is a collaboration between team members including conceptual artist Lauren Bon, sculptor George Herms, gardener Jaime Lopez Wolters, and composer Jeremy Mage; with the creative input and technical expertise of Kate Balug, James Goodnight, Monica Henderson, Amy Linsenmayer, Roxanne Steinberg and Alex Ward; and special thanks to Valley Crest Landscape Development for technical support.