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Arroyo Arts Collective

The Arroyo Arts Collective presents:

Tossed Salad

co-sponsored by the North Figueroa Association

May 1 through May 22, 2012 – The Old L.A. Farmers’ Market
between Avenues 58 & 59, N. Figueroa & Marmion Way, Highland Park

“Call any vegetable and the chances are good, Aw, the vegetable will respond to you.”  – Frank Zappa

This series of four art events at Highland Park’s Old L.A. Farmers Market continued
the Arroyo Arts Collective’s tradition of placing art in unexpected places.
Everyone enjoyed a truly unique blend of art, food and community!

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Market Hours: Tuesdays, 3 pm – 8 pm

Art Event Hours: 5 pm – 7:30 pm

May 1: Performances
May 8: Video and Installations
May 15: Performances
May 22: Interactive Event Combining Community and Culture

All events were free to the public.

Heather Hoggan, Project Coordinator, Publicity
Ismael de Anda, Activities Coordinator
Amy Inouye, Graphic Designer: Invitations
Cidne Hart, Graphic Designer: Brochure
Suzanne Siegel, Brochure Editor
Astra Price, Technical Consultant

The Arroyo Arts Collective would like to thank all our volunteers and the following people for their generosity and support in making Tossed Salad possible:
Kristi Engel, Juror
The Franklin High School Arroyo Seco Academy
The North Figueroa Association (
Misty Iwatsu, Executive Director
Christopher Nyerges, Market Manager
Joseph Kalish Assistant, Market Manager

This exhibition is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.


Event Calendar

May 1: Performances 1, 5:00 – 7:30 pm

5:00 – 7:30 pm: Pulse and Parcel, Jamie Cooke & James Powell
The hypothetical agency, GLAD PAP (Global Land Allotment Distribution Population Adjustment Policy) addresses issues of land use in relation to nutrient needs.

5:00 – 7:30 pm: Bagna Cauda for Buona Fortuna, Rebeca Guerrero
An Italian hot dip for good fortune, done usually at the beginning of the year, but you simply have to do it.

5:00 – 7:30 pm: The People Powered Sewing Machine, Frau Fiber
Pedal a bicycle to power the sewing machine to produce your very own T-shirt shopping bag.

6:00 pm: Artichoke, Timothy Sellers, Shawn Nourse, Andy Creighton
New song created especially for the market and old favorites from this local band.

7:00 pm: Mysterious Case of the Missing Star, Episode 3: One Grain of Sand Puppet Theater with Beth Peterson
Puppets, masks, live music and spoken word tell the story of Sandi Romero who works to bring about peace one tamale at a time.


May 8: Video & Installations, 5:00 – 7:30 pm


Quench Your Thirst, Artists Formerly Known As Women
Our goal is to create a dialog about the issues of water usage on the land and on our future.

Mothers of Mt. Esja, Jessica Langley and Ben Kinsley
A choir of new mothers sing an Icelandic lullaby to their babies by the sea.

Early Girl, Astra Price
An experimental contemplation on the delicate qualities of light, time and growth via the small porch garden.


Adachi Farms, Margaret Adachi
Combination roadside farm stand and art fair booth using my own art and produce grown outside the studio where the art is made. Fresh from the studio, directly to you!

doesn’t grow on trees, Stuart Rapeport
A visit to a working citrus grove resulted in painting/sculpture grapefruit trees.

Veg Out!, Suzanne Siegel, Rachel Siegel, Linda Hoag
Take a picture of yourself and your family as your favorite vegetables!


May 15: Performances 2, 5:00 – 7:30 pm

5:00 – 7:30 pm: Prints From Market Fruits and Vegetables, Kay Brown
Create prints from the garden onto paper in just a few minutes on the tortilla press. All materials provided. Adults and children welcome.

5:00 – 7:30 pm: Fruit Monster, Virginia Dan
A performance that reflects the earth’s ecosystem with a costume of live plants, reused and created decorative fruits.

5:00 & 6:00 pm: Dirt Fruit, Linda Ravenswood
A ritual ceremony involving peeling grapefruit, replacing the flesh with dirt, and re-sewing it with yarn.

5:30 & 6:30 pm: The Mysterious Apparitions at Desert Garden, Linda Hoag & David Combs
A puppet show about the secret lives of vegetables.What would it be like if vegetables could be cowboys? Are vegetables good at solving mysteries? Come and see!

7:00 pm: Vegetable Urges, Frances Garretson
A choreographed/ improvised dance for 3 dancers that explores the boundaries between animate and inanimate life-forms and the relationship between human movement and plant-life.

7:00 pm: The Funky Beets, Tom McNalley and Michael Vlatkovich
Funky Beets is a collaboration of Tom McNalley (guitar) and Michael Vlatkovich (trombone), performing original beet/beat based music written specially for the event. The duo will also be adorned in custom-made beet costumes.

May 22: Interactive Event combining community and culture, 5:00 – 7:30 pm
Two minute art presentations and recipe exchange.
Sign up at the Arroyo Arts Collective tent in the market for details. P.O. Box 50835, Los Angeles, CA 90050 voicemail: 323.850.8566



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