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Watts Student Athlete Becomes Fulbright Scholar

Left to Right: Calynn J. Taylor Moore and her son, Caylin Moore.

Caylin Moore never had it easy: years ago his mother went through a terrible depression after being assaulted, and Caylin, only in grade school, helped nurse her back to health. His father was not there. However, despite her struggles, his mother, Calynn J. Taylor Moore, who raised her three children on her own, set an example for them by going on to earn a law degree. Inspired by her, Moore, too, has set high standards for himself.

At Verbum Dei High School in Watts, he went on to become a star football player while also maintaining a strong grade point average. Today he is majoring in Economics at Marist College, a private liberal arts college on the east bank of the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, New York, and recently he participated in the prestigious 2014 Fulbright Summer Institute in Bristol, England.

Fulbright, one of the world’s largest international education programs, offers scholarships to promote leadership, learning and empathy between nations through educational exchange. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recognized Moore’s academic achievement at Tuesday’s convening.

“It was an amazing experience,” he told the supervisors and audience in the hearing room, where he recited a poem by rapper Tupac Shakur:

Caylin Moore, student athlete and Fulbright Summer Institute participant at Board of Supervisors presentation, July 15, 2014

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…

After the presentation of a certificate, Caylin recalled his time in England as life altering: It was the first time he ever traveled abroad and lived in a society without guns. He also learned about the slave trade and from oversees, gained perspective on its lasting impacts on the United States and him personally. After college, Moore hopes to engage in public service through improving education — or perhaps become the president of a bank’s foundation.

“I am proud of his accomplishments and recognize his hard work overcoming challenges,” said Supervisor Ridley-Thomas, who presented a County scroll to Moore. “In a short amount of time he has accomplished so much and, I am sure, will we hear again from this bright young man as he continues on his path to success.”

Making Art with Lemons

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It’s not often a lemon is considered a canvas. But to the artists David Burns and Austin Young of the collaborative Fallen Fruit, that is exactly what a lemon will be for their next experiment in bringing communities together through, well, fruit.

On Sunday, August 3, at Kenneth Hahn State Recreational Area at Eastern Ridgeline Trail, they will demonstrate how to have fun with lemons and at the same time create a community portrait. In exchange for an ice-cold lemonade, the artists will ask residents to create a self-portrait on a lemon. The Fallen Fruit Lemonade Stand will be at the park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Over the past year, they have done the lemonade portrait stand in Santa Barbara, California, Houston, Texas, Athens, Greece. Two others will take place this summer.

Fallen Fruit’s life’s work and mission is figuring out how fruit can help bring communities together. Since 2004, using photography, video, performance art, and installations, Fallen Fruit has creating colorful, vibrant places in urban settings all over the world. In Los Angeles, they have created Public Fruit Jams, where the public is invited to make jam together, or Nocturnal Fruit Forages, where they lead nighttime neighborhood fruit tours exploring the boundaries of public and private space and fruit tasting. In collaboration with the county, the group also planted the state’s first ever public fruit orchard in Del Aire Park, where residents can pick an orange or kumquat or lemon off the trees.

“The great thing about the lemonade stand is that anyone can do it. There is no money exchanged and so what happens is that is creates a community portrait,” said Burns. “A 5-year-old child and their grandparents can do this project. We are celebrating everyone in a community and they get to enjoy themselves and be who they are. ”

In addition to visiting the lemonade stand, residents and passersby at Kenneth Hahn State Recreational Area can hear about the Park to Playa project, which eventually will create a 13-mile regional trail that will seamlessly connect Kenneth Hahn Park to the bike trails at Playa del Rey. The trail will also include a fruit orchard designed by Fallen Fruit at the intersection of Stocker and Overhill, just below Reuben Ingold Park.

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Interns Wanted at the Broad Art Foundation

The Broad_exterior renderingWhether it’s Jeff Koons’ playful Balloon Dog, the vivid photographs of Cindy Sherman or the tortured canvases of Jean-Michel Basquiat, three lucky people will likely have the opportunity to see these artists’ works up close. The Broad Art Foundation is currently seeking interns for the fall who are passionate about pursuing a career in visual arts or at a museum. The 10-week internship, which runs from September through December, includes a $2,500 stipend and is open to adults, college and graduate students.

Interns will work with staff on the foundation’s latest project, The Broad, a new contemporary art museum currently under construction on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, that is scheduled to open next year.

“We have a great opportunity for someone to learn about building a museum – from the ground up in every sense – from building our online collections database to helping to establish the museum’s presence in the community through our marketing department,” Alex Capriotti, director of marketing and communication for the Foundation said.

Interns will be selected based on academic background, skills, interests, and long term goals. As part of the full time internship program, interns will participate in a training program, which will include field trips to museums and galleries in and around Los Angeles.  Interns will work in The Broad’s Art Foundation departments including marketing and communications, collection management, information technology and audience engagement to gain an understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a museum as well as skills related to a particular department’s activities.

Three Broad internships with stipends are available for the fall. Applications must be received by July 28.

The Broad museum, a 120,000-square-foot project of philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, will open in 2015 in downtown Los Angeles and will house the Broad collections of contemporary and postwar art.

For more information about The Broad internship program, please click here.

Interns Wanted at The Broad Art Foundation

The Broad_exterior renderingWhether it’s Jeff Koons’ playful Balloon Dog, the vivid photographs of Cindy Sherman or the tortured canvases of Jean-Michel Basquiat, three lucky people will likely have the opportunity to see these artists’ works up close. The Broad Art Foundation is currently seeking interns for the fall who are passionate about pursuing a career in visual arts or at a museum. The 10-week internship, which runs from September through December, includes a $2,500 stipend and is open to adults, college and graduate students.

Interns will work with staff on the foundation’s latest project, The Broad, a new contemporary art museum currently under construction on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, that is scheduled to open next year.

“We have a great opportunity for someone to learn about building a museum – from the ground up in every sense – from building our online collections database to helping to establish the museum’s presence in the community through our marketing department,” Alex Capriotti, director of marketing and communication for the Foundation said.

Interns will be selected based on academic background, skills, interests, and long term goals. As part of the full time internship program, interns will participate in a training program, which will include field trips to museums and galleries in and around Los Angeles.  Interns will work in The Broad’s Art Foundation departments including marketing and communications, collection management, information technology and audience engagement to gain an understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a museum as well as skills related to a particular department’s activities.

Three Broad internships with stipends are available for the fall. Applications must be received by July 28.

The Broad museum, a 120,000-square-foot project of philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, will open in 2015 in downtown Los Angeles and will house the Broad collections of contemporary and postwar art.

For more information about The Broad internship program, please click here.

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