WHAT IS IT?
GIVE A FORK
is an art project engaging conversations about our community relationship to food.
GIVE A FORK is about building relationships within the community, having conversations about something everyone has in common and creating something this district can take pride in.
The culmination of the project will be a sculpture made of household forks collected and donated by residents of District 5 (Oak Park, Curtis Park and surrounding areas). In addition to providing the raw materials for this piece, community members will have an opportunity to help fabricate the sculpture.
The sculpture will be completed by Summer of 2016 and installed somewhere within District 5 (location still to be determined).
Over the course of this project, some of the topics GIVE A FORK hopes to address through events and discussions include: food insecurity within the region, nutrition, urban gardening and food culture from both a personal and cultural perspective and as our newly branded regional identity as the Farm to Fork Capital.
Each and every fork donated symbolizes care and optimism for the future of Sacramento and the diverse neighborhoods that make up District 5.
The final art piece made from all of the donated forks will hopefully come to represent our unity, our strength, our creativity, our resourcefulness and our ability to collaborate towards a healthier and happier community. The sweat equity, the relationships formed, the fun had and the civic pride built through collaboration, these, probably more so than the actual sculpture, will have a positive and lasting impact.
GIVE A FORK was conceived, created and fostered by Gioia Fonda. This project is one of three key social practice art works developed as part of the Crocker Art Museum's Block by Block arts engagement Initiative focused in the City of Sacramento Districts 2, 5, and 8, all made possible with a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.
You can learn more about this project by watching the video linked on the SUPPORT page.