Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The ScrapEden program is supported by the San Francisco Department of the Environment.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Flying Solo Exhibit
Featuring Laura Kimpton
McLaughlin Gallery 49 Geary (corner Grant). Suite 200
Thursday, June 2, 2011
5:30pm to 8:30pm
View new works of collage, assemblage, and sculpture by Laura Kimpton.
Works on exhibition from June 2nd to July 30th, 2011. This solo exhibition of 2D and 3D recycled mixed media creations draws upon Laura's spiritual connection to birds and her own need to tear down societal constraints that keep us from discovering and celebrating our inner core.
Register For This Event http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1636854877
AFTER PARTY at the Hotel Monaco 9 pm - 2 am. Come celebrate the completion of this Solo Show.
Marin based Laura Kimpton is known for her daring and thought-provoking work; including "Celtic Forest," a sculpture and fire site that was part of our Civic Arts Program in Reno Nevada.
Alix Rosenthal, BRAF Board Secretary
photos: affinity and Robin Russell
Friday, May 20, 2011
ArtPadSF Opening Night Preview Photos - by Michael Cuffe for Warholian, a photo by WarholianPics on Flickr.
OMG...This is a photo from our event last night, "A Private Preview of ArtPad SF: A Benefit for the Black Rock Arts Foundation". This photographer, Michael Cuffe for the Warholian, one of my favorite blogs, captured the venue, the Phoenix Hotel with our BRAF slide show on the building next door, and the photo is of Bliss Dance, who was just installed on Treasure Island last week. Lots of photos to come. Watch this space.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
We're thrilled to collaborate with artist Marco Cochrane in the installation of Bliss Dance on Treasure Island. The artwork will be on display beginning May 1, and will remain until at least October of this year, possibly longer, funds permitting.
Please join us for the Opening Reception,
May 26th at 6:00pm
The Great Lawn, near 9th and Avenue of the Palms
on Treasure Island.
Come celebrate this artistic achievement with us!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
The Composting Contraption was a hit at the Art in Storefront's event on Friday that included the Black Rock Arts Foundation's installations of Karen Cusolito's Valiant Flowers and the Dandelion. More photos to come.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
May 19, 2011
7:00 pm - Midnight
The Phoenix Hotel
601 Eddy St., San Francisco
Join the producers, galleries, and artists of the first annual ArtPadSF at the legendary Phoenix Hotel for an exclusive evening of emerging contemporary art, commissioned performances, and liberal libations.
Proceeds from ArtPadSF's Opening Night celebration will benefit The [braf]'s public art and grant programs, focused on inspiring art, community and civic participation worldwide.
ArtPadSF Ticket Packages:
Premiere Lounge and Poolside Soiree
$125 online presale; $150 at the door
7:00 pm - Midnight
Includes an evening of featured and roaming performances, DJs, heavy passed hors d'oeuvres, and hosted bar and exclusive access to the lounge from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Also includes passes to the weekend's other ArtPad events!
Poolside Soiree Only
$50 online presale; $75 at the door
7:00 pm - Midnight
Includes an evening of featured and roaming performances, DJs, light passed hors d'oeuvres, and one complimentary cocktail beverage.
BUY TICKETS HERE
Don't miss this hip, homegrown alternative to the mainstream art scene. Get the first look at Chambers Restaurant and Lounge, San Francisco's newest dining and entertainment destination. Be the first to experience ArtPadSF and to interact with participating artists and galleries from around the nation in this intimate setting.
Bay Area artists set the stage for this exciting new event with site specific and multimedia performances, interactive art, live music and DJs with original scores and mixes created especially for the occasion.
Featuring Performances by:
* Infectious dance beats by DJ Jive (Heart Deco) and Smoove
* Wearable art and performances by Bad Unkl Sista, Miranda Caroligne, and Daphne Ruff
* Site specific dance performance by Capacitor
* A rather unconventional operatic performance by soprano Diva Marisa Lenhardt
* A processional performance by Loyd Family Players, mixing street theater, samba, hip-hop, funk, heavy metal, dancehall & reggae.
* Debut work by local composer and musician, EO
* San Francisco's live electric cello + vocal looping mavericks, LOOP!STATION (loopthis.com)
ArtPadSF is a provocative, new, 21st century boutique art fair that focuses on emerging and contemporary art from the Bay Area and beyond. ArtPad SF invites San Francisco's world-renowned museums, galleries, arts institutions, and artists to transform the newly renovated Phoenix Hotel into an alternative venue for art.
Sunday, May 01, 2011
The Black Rock Arts Foundation is honored to be part of the effort to revitalize the Central Market area in San Francisco in collaboration with the San Francisco Arts Commission, and we love sharing and supporting Karen Cusolito's sculptures.
Central Market will come alive for the Art in Storefronts launch celebration! The festivities include receptions at three neighborhood galleries, the debut of two temporary public art sculptures by Karen Cusolito, live music lining Central Market, and Off the Grid food trucks. The community celebration will kick off with the unveiling of six storefront installations and five murals designed by San Francisco artists.
Join the Black Rock Arts Foundation and the San Francisco Arts Commission for this FREE Market Street Blooms Opening Reception.
Music, speeches and mural unveiling:
May 13, 5:00 pm
998 Market St. San Francisco
Gamelan X , a Balinese fusion ensemble, will lead a procession up Market Street where the public may catch performances by the John Brothers Piano Company* playing original music accompanied by several other visual and performing artists; the Jaz Sawyer Trio; and The Space Cowboys with the Unimog. The public may also play on "Bulbous," a temporary wall of drums created by Office Division.
ART IN STOREFRONTS ARTISTS:
Indigenous Arts Coalition
Paz de la Calzada
Vicky Knoop and Beatrice Thomas
Read More About the Art in Storefront’s Artists