Archive for the ‘Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park’ Category

Jul02

Two New Exciting Art Exhibitions Feature A Living Library & Bonnie Ora Sherk – In Italy and NYC !

RI Living Library & Think ParkFOODshed: Art and Agriculture in Action, curated by Amy Lipton at Smack Mellon Gallery in adorable Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY,  from June 7-July 27, features Bonnie Ora Sherk and A Living Library.  The exhibit focuses on New York artists who work with food and agriculture.  This exhibition features A Living Library, and specifically showcases an installation on the Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park. View more information about the exhibit on the Smack Mellon Website and ecoartspace blog.   Also read the FOODshed Press Release.

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IMG_6798IMG_6812Another exciting exhibition that features Bonnie Ora Sherk's work with A Living Library and her earlier Life Frame,  Crossroads Community (the farm),  is in Turin, Italy, at Parco Arte Vivente (PAV).  The international exhibition, which opened on May 30 through November 2, is Vegetation As A Political Agent, curated by Marco Scotini and Andris Brinkman. The Museum has invited Bonnie Ora Sherk to visit Turin this fall, and explore with the Museum and local community, the opportunity to create a Turin Branch Living Library & Think Park

Please see press release, website, and installation views below:

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Jul01

Roosevelt Island Branch Living Library & Think Park: Preparation & Planting On Roosevelt Island Day – June 21

Elementary School Students from Roosevelt Island learned science, math, and literacy, and about gardens and plants while preparing the garden beds of the Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park for the Annual Living Library Planting on Roosevelt Island Day, this year, held on June 21.

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And they wrote about their experiences in their A.L.L. Journals...  .and then continued to dig in the earth !

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14IMG_6649And, then came the planting on Roosevelt Island Day - June 21 by the community led by Bonnie Ora Sherk !   A great time was had by all and another beautiful Living Library Garden was created by the Roosevelt Island community !!!

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Stay tuned for updated pictures as the beautiful RI Living Library Garden grows !!!

 

Apr30

A Living Library: Cultivating The Human & Ecological Garden – Presentation By Bonnie Ora Sherk

Please enjoy A Living Library:  Cultivating the Human & Ecological Garden, a Presentation by Bonnie Ora Sherk, Founder & Director ofLife Frames, Inc. A Living Library.

Jan22

Presentation at Van Abbe Museum – A Living Library: Cultivating the Human & Ecological Garden

Please enjoy A Living Library:  Cultivating the Human & Ecological Garden, a Presentation by Bonnie Ora Sherk, Founder & Director of Life Frames, Inc. & A Living Library.

This presentation, A Living Library:  Cultivating the Human & Ecological Garden is currently being exhibited as part of an installation on A Living Library in the Museum of Arte Util  at the Van Abbe Museum in Eindoven, The Netherlands through March 30, 2014.  There is also an installation on Crossroads Community (the farm) in the same exhibition.   Both installations are shown below.

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Jan15

PS 217 Children Discuss Meaning of A Living Library & Create Their Own A Living Library Illustrated Books

IMG_3064On January 2, all the Kindergarten and 1st Grade Students from Roosevelt Island's PS/IS 217 had a lively discussion with Bonnie Ora Sherk about the meaning and metaphor of A Living Library.  Students were asked what they thought would be in A Living Library and answered that all kinds of animals and plants are part of A Living Library.  They delighted in calling out all their favorite animals and plants.  The children also learned that the initials of A Living Library are A.L.L., and that humans are also part of A.L.L., as well as the things people create, such as:  parks, gardens, schools, libraries, artworks, communities, and celebrations.  Students then called out and discussed other things that are part of A.L.L.

Children folded a large piece of paper in two, and created their own A Living Library Book, adding their favorite images and words using craypas and pencils.  Have a look at their brilliant art and writing !

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