agriCULTURE: Gravity Fed at the Boulder JCC

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(Sunday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm(GMT-06:00)

Event Details

agriCULTURE: Art Inspired by the Land, showcases new work created by 18 local and national artists in collaboration with Boulder County Farmers in an effort to draw out parallels between art and agriculture. The intention behind commissioning artists to collaborate with farmers is to shed light on some of the diverse practices employed by farmers along Colorado’s Front Range, which inherently address issues from land rights to food access, to cultural heritage and climate change, among many others. Presented by BMoCA and the Longmont Museum, this multi-venue exhibition includes artwork on view at the two museums and site-specific installations at three local farms: Ollin Farms in Longmont, the Boulder JCC Milk & Honey Farm, and the Agricultural Heritage Center in Longmont.

Join us for the site-specific installment of the Gravity Fed exhibition at the Milk & Honey Farm. A series of small mobile stages were built to carry these sculptures and will be moved in a procession from the waters of the creek to Milk & Honey Farm at the Boulder JCC, unfolding a series of performative activations of the made sculptures. The wheelbarrows will remain at Milk and Honey Farm during the 2023 summer for community viewing. 

“We think of two words Gravity and Fed. Gravity gives weight to physical objects. We cannot see gravity, only the things moved by gravity. Gravity has no color, no sound and no meaning except when two or more matter(s)come together and connect.”

Artist Sam Van Aken has worked in collaboration with Colorado University’s Boulder Apple Tree Project to plant and graft four apple trees at exhibition sites. Van Aken traveled to Colorado and planted four trees, a Dolgo Crabapple base, and used scions collected throughout the Front Range community to graft between 20-30 heritage apple varieties to each tree. Sam will be coming back to the Boulder JCC to continue the grafting process at the Milk & Honey Farm. 

In an effort to reduce single-use items, we encourage you to bring your own water bottles, utensils, and other serving pieces to all programs at the Boulder JCC. We are grateful for the partnership of our community in our commitment to sustainability.

Sunday, June 11 | 10 am – 1 pm | FREE