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.
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.