January 26, 2018

"Life in the Cracks," at the SB County Museum

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Arts Connection is working with the San Bernardino County Museum to develop a popup exhibit for March 3 – 31st.  The theme is, “Life in the Cracks,” an idea that emerged from an event we are doing with artists collective Fallen Fruit at the museum on March 10th.  

Melissa Russo, Museum Director, discovered that our event date happened to fall on the “National Festival of Life in the Cracks," and this exhibition emerged from that idea.

Artists who’s work would fit this theme (either literally or metaphorically) may submit images for consideration. There is no fee to submit. Please send a website link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject "Life in the Cracks submission" in the subject. The museum's curator will be reviewing and contacting selected artists.


Life in the Cracks


The Rose That Grew From Concrete

(Posthumous 2000) Tupac Amaru Shakur


Did you hear about the rose that grew

from a crack in the concrete?

Proving nature's law is wrong it

learned to walk without having feet.

Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams,

it learned to breathe fresh air.

Long live the rose that grew from concrete

when no one else ever cared.



March 3 – March 31 the museum will feature a popup exhibit of regional artists that address, in literal and/or metaphorical ways, these random, but reliable materializations of life in incongruent places


In Spring, weeds and sprigs of grass sprout through cracks in asphalt and other interstitial spaces where life may be typically unnoticed or disregarded. In March 2018, the San Bernardino County Museum, in collaboration with regional artists, Arts Connection Network, and Fallen Fruit invite you to experience the profound metaphor in these unexpected and tenacious signs of life -- their resilience and success --that have given rise to an international, annual “Festival of Life in the Cracks” every March 10.


Saturday, March 10 we celebrate the “Festival of Life in the Cracks,” a day to celebrate and explore all the early signs of spring in weird and unusual spaces. 

- Fallen Fruit, a contemporary art collective, invites you to experience this region as a fruitful place, to collectively re-imagine the function of public participation and urban space, and to explore the meaning of community through creating and sharing new and abundant resources. Fruit Trees! Tree adoptions and other programming will be offered.



Artist and educator living in Redlands, CA.  

Website: www.giudiciwallis.com
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