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RE: La Plaza Cultural - Art In Community Gardens

  • Subject: RE: [cg] La Plaza Cultural - Art In Community Gardens
  • From: "John Verin" jverin@pennhort.org
  • Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 16:37:16 -0400
  • Content-class: urn:content-classes:message
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  • Thread-topic: [cg] La Plaza Cultural - Art In Community Gardens

More arts in the gardens, yes!!

Reading Michael Ableman's "From the Good Earth" last night, he reminded me that once upon a time in our society, and still today in several societies, culture and agri-culture did not have hard, fast lines between them, and often were one and the same.

Peruvians telling stories while threshing quinoa; Pueblo songs about corn and rain; Africans singing while threshing and storing millet; the micro-regional culture of some 400 cheeses in France...

Remember that you, as a gardener, are the living link and legacy of over 10,000 years of agriculture.

Keep on growing!

Paco John Verin
City Wide Coordinator - Philadelphia Green
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
100 North 20th Street, 5th floor
Philadelphia, PA  19103-1495
Phone: 215-988-8885; Fax 215-988-8810
http://www.pennsylvaniahorticulturalsociety.org 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: community_garden-admin@mallorn.com
> [mailto:community_garden-admin@mallorn.com]On Behalf Of
> Adam36055@aol.com
> Sent: Saturday, October 05, 2002 10:23 AM
> To: community_garden@mallorn.com
> Cc: nymagnolia@mindspring.com
> Subject: [cg] La Plaza Cultural - Art In Community Gardens
> 
> 
> Dear ACGA Friends,
> 
> One of the good things about the recent NY Community Garden 
> settlement is the 
> preservation status of "La Plaza Cultural" on 9th Ave. and 
> Avenue C in 
> Manhattan. 
> 
>  <A HREF="http://www.laplazacultural.org/main.html";>Viva ! La 
> Plaza Cultural 
> !!</A> 
> 
> A cultural as well as a horticultural oasis, La Plaza's hand 
> hewn ampitheater 
> ( made from rubble) is the site for hundreds of free 
> theatrical, experimental 
> art pieces, poetry readings and concerts every year.  The 
> garden also hosts 
> visual arts events as well. Under the leadership of Caroline 
> Ratcliffe, La 
> Plaza Cultural has become an important arts venue in a city 
> known for them. 
> 
> Unfortunatly,  La Plaza Cultural is not out of the woods yet. 
> A politically 
> connected senior services provider has been vying for this 
> corner site for a 
> long time. If this  garden is not picked up by NY Parks, it's 
> possible that 
> it could fall between the cracks during a possible bid to be 
> picked up by a 
> not-for-profit land trust .
> 
> I've attached a recent news release as an example of the work 
> this garden 
> does.
> 
> 
> For Immediate Release, September 23, 2002
> 
> 212-674-4057; 917-318-1684
> Email: nymagnolia@mindspring.com
> 
> Renascence 1
> An Art Show celebrating the resiliency of the Community Gardens 
> Lower East Side Artists Hold Second Annual Exhibition at La 
> Plaza Cultural
> 
> >From October 5-14 in La Plaza Cultural Artistas de Loisiada 
> will host 
> Renascence1, an exhibit of art.  
> 
> Los Artistas de Loisaida is a multicultural group of 
> painters, photographers, 
> printmakers, and sculptors who take inspiration from the many 
> gardens of New 
> York City''s Lower East Side, aka "Loisaida".
> 
> Renascence 1 Los Artistas de Loisiada will host a reception 
> on Saturday 
> October 5 from 5 until 8 PM, presenting a diverse group of two- and 
> three-dimensional works by artists involved with New York 
> City's community 
> gardens 
> La Plaza Cultural is located on the southwest corner of East 
> Ninth Street and 
> Avenue C.  The open hours are Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 p..m. and 
> whenever a gardener is present. 
> Summary:
> Who: Artistas de Loisaida
> 
> What: Renascence 1 An exhibition of art celebrating the 
> resiliency of New 
> York City' and its community gardens. 
> 
> Where: La Plaza Cultural -the s/w corner of E. 9th St. and Ave C.
> 
> When:  October 5 through October 14, 2002.  Opening 
> Reception: La Plaza 
> Cultural-Saturday, October 5, 5-8 p.m.
> Contact: Carolyn Ratcliffe, 212-674-4057, (917)318-1684; Email: 
> nymagnolia@mindspring.com; site: www.laplazacultural.org
> 
> Should you feel moved to help permanently preserve this 
> garden, please 
> contact Carolyn Ratcliffe at the above e-mail address for the 
> NYC Parks  
> Commissioner and the elected officials she feels would be 
> most helpful to the 
> cause.
> 
> Best wishes,
> Adam Honigman 
> 
> ______________________________________________________
> The American Community Gardening Association listserve is 
> only one of ACGA's services to community gardeners. To learn 
> more about the ACGA and to find out how to join, please go to 
http://www.communitygarden.org


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