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North Shore: The Ambulant Poetry Project

Flag on a hill | Photo: Drew Tewksbury
Flag on a hill. | Photo: Drew Tewksbury.

Nuestro Lugar: North Shore is the first resident-designed, culture-driven, community development project in the rural, migrant community of North Shore, California. Over the course of a year, Artbound will chronicle Nuestro Lugar's various physical improvements, economic activity projects, and multi-faceted arts and culture initiatives that will use North Shore's assets as catalysts for change.


The recent Ambulant Poetry project was a series of artistic endeavors positioned around the community of North Shore. Led by KDI artistic directors Shannon Scrofano and Evelyn Serrano and residents of North Shore, a group biked between various sites that presented artwork, including flags imprinted with images from the Salton Sea, musical performances, and poetry readings too. The projects were created in tandem with artists from CalState Long Beach, College of the Desert, and CalArts, as well as North Shore residents too.

Meet the people of North Shore at these upcoming events:

Every Sunday, 9:30-11 am, Meet at North Shore Yacht Club
North Shore Community Cleanups

February 8th, 2-6 pm, North Shore Yacht Club
Delicias North Shore Mercado
North Shore Photography Exhibition

February 11, 6 pm, North Shore Yacht Club
Community Park Design Meeting

Kids' white shirts act as a backdrop for a video projection | Photo: Drew Tewksbury
Kids' white shirts act as a backdrop for a video projection. | Photo: Drew Tewksbury.
Outdoor photography gallery | Photo: Drew Tewksbury
Outdoor photography gallery. | Photo: Drew Tewksbury.
A flag emblazoned with an image of water | Photo: Drew Tewksbury
A flag emblazoned with an image of water. | Photo: Drew Tewksbury.
Local kids look at the Salton Sea | Photo: Drew Tewksbury
Local kids look at the Salton Sea. | Photo: Drew Tewksbury.
A bicyclist riding to the next art site  | Photo: Drew Tewksbury
A bicyclist riding to the next art site.  | Photo: Drew Tewksbury.
A backyard singing session | Photo: Drew Tewksbury
A backyard singing session. | Photo: Drew Tewksbury.
Biking between sites | Photo: Drew Tewksbury
Biking between sites. | Photo: Drew Tewksbury.
Outdoor photography gallery | Photo: Drew Tewksbury
Outdoor photography gallery. | Photo: Drew Tewksbury.
The Salton Sea | Photo: Drew Tewksbury
The Salton Sea. | Photo: Drew Tewksbury.
Students and residents assemble on a hilltop | Photo: Drew Tewksbury
Students and residents assemble on a hilltop. | Photo: Drew Tewksbury.
Residents examine plans for a park | Photo: Drew Tewksbury
Residents examine plans for a park. | Photo: Drew Tewksbury.
Sound installation in a North Shore backyard. A looping audio device broadcasts a local resident's description of her citrus trees. | Photo: Drew Tewksbury
Sound installation in a North Shore backyard. A looping audio device broadcasts a local resident's description of her citrus trees. | Photo: Drew Tewksbury.
A poet | Photo: Drew Tewksbury
A poet. | Photo: Drew Tewksbury.

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