Cut 1886 California Olive Oil From Bel Lavoro Announces The Launch of Arts Initiative: Artful Harves
Cut 1886 California Olive Oil From Bel Lavoro Announces The Launch of Arts Initiative: Artful Harvest
AN INNOVATIVE ART SERIES BENEFITING LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND PROGRAMS
First Collaboration, a Limited-Edition Print by Artist Eric Junker with 100% of Sales of Print Donated to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara, CA. (October 14, 2020) - In celebration of the seasonal harvest of the olive, Santa Barbara’s Bel Lavoro Olive Orchards, home to CUT1886 Olive Oil, announces the launch of its new creative initiative, Artful Harvest. First in the series of original art is a limited edition, artist-signed print (only 100) created by acclaimed muralist, designer and painter, Eric Junker (www.ericjunker.com). Featuring Junker’s distinctive style of bold design and color that can be found in his murals all across Los Angeles (and the country), the print highlights the olive branch and the dove that for Junker, signify a sense of hope.
In conjunction with the sale of the 18”X24” original print that includes two bottles of CUT1886 Olive Oil, ($75 including shipping), Bel Lavoro Orchards/CUT1886 Olive Oil is donating 100% of sales of the print to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, and will add to that bounty by making a total donation of $20,000. This donation will directly provide 160,000 meals for those in need from the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County (www.foodbanksbc.org).
Eric Junker, a Silverlake, Calif., based artist has recently gained notoriety for his murals and posters that focus on current social issues and the cultural happenings taking place in our society in real time. His designs uniquely channel his restless energy into creating art inspired by the colliding forces of his life in urban Los Angeles and his passion for nature.
“When I was approached by Bel Lavoro to create the first art piece for their Artful Harvest series, I was immediately inspired by not only their dedication to their land and the products that are grown there, but by their desire to use their platform to help people who are truly in need of assistance and support,” explains Junker. “We are only producing 100 prints and I’ll sign each of them. The donation that is being made in conjunction with the sales will make a huge difference in the community by directly providing for 160,000 meals and I’m proud to help support these efforts.”
“Bel Lavoro is truly a special place and we are fortunate to be able to harvest the land and collect the bounty of olives that grow in our orchard,” notes Kimberly Branum, owner/founder of Bel Lavoro/CUT1886 Olive Oil. “It’s important to my family that we celebrate Bel Lavoro by giving back to communities and programs in need, and we created the idea of the Artful Harvest art series to raise money and awareness for organizations like the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. Additionally, we couldn’t be more excited to share Eric Junker’s talent and distinctive vision. He has created a true work of art that we know will launch our Artful Harvest series in a meaningful, as well as a beautiful way.”
“The Foodbank is incredibly grateful to be chosen as the beneficiary for the Artful Harvest fundraiser,” notes Alex Varner, Foodbank Marketing and Development Coordinator. “Since March, we have tripled our operations and are constantly expanding our resources and services for the community. With the holidays approaching, generous contributions like this one move us closer to our goal of ensuring that every community member and family has access to a holiday meal. Thank you, Bel Lavoro and Eric Junker!”