Homouroboros makes “Best of Bay” 2008


Homouroboros in San Jose, originally uploaded by marytsao. The monkeys we love are named:BEST STROBOSCOPIC ZOETROPERBurning Man has inspired and elevated some amazing Bay Area artists over the years, but Peter Hudson, a.k.a. Hudzo, has become a star both on and off the playa using a unique medium: stroboscopic zoetropes. Hudzo is a San Francisco carpenter and stagehand who has…Keep reading >>

Get Your “Glow” on!


I suspect that many of you are getting ready for Burning Man even as I write this. Have you been wanting to bring a little more luminescence to the Playa? Here it is! Whether you want to make a big impact or just show off a little, stop by GlowFur. Glowfur has been a generous contributer to our Black Rock…Keep reading >>

Meet our Grantees – Primal Source Realized


We told you last week about about the BRAF Grants-to-Artists recipient, Primal Source by Usman Haque at the Santa Monica Glow Festival. http://blackrockarts.blogspot.com/2008/07/meet-our-grantees-primal-source.html So now we want someone who was there to tell you about it: Last night in Santa Monica, CA, from 7pm to about 7am, Glow 08 took over the piers. It was an art and music festival…Keep reading >>

Voyage in Utopia – A Cocktail Fundraiser with the Black Rock Arts Foundation


A beautiful film, in a beautiful theatre, packed to the rafters, produced and directed by a sweetheart, Laurent Le Gall. Beautiful photography, beautiful production values.http://www.freerunpictures.com/en/burningman/accueil.htm John Mueller, the Treasurer of the Black Rock Arts Foundation and his wife, enjoying the after party at Cafe Flore The “Man” signalling the after party A buddy and Erik Davis having a drink at…Keep reading >>

Meet our Grantees – EMERGENCE


This is the last weekend to go to Governor’s Island and check out Emergence. When we last got a report from them there had been over 1,000 visitors. So if you are in the New York area, check out how to get there on their wonderful website and go interact with their paticipatory art!! Here is some information about their…Keep reading >>

Meet Our Grantees – Fire Blooms Fundraiser


As hopeful recipients of the Black Rock Arts Foundation Grants-to-Artists Program, Rebecca Anders, Yasmin Mawaz-Khan and Charles Gadeken are creating San Francisco Ocean Beach Fire Pits and here they are to tell you more about it: The experience of building a fire at the ocean’s edge is as old as human time, and a much-beloved ritual on the San Francisco…Keep reading >>

Detroit Dream Project – World Hoop Day


I have been looking forward to giving you an update about how the Detroit Dream Project, Temple of the American Dream is benefitting the community. As you know, we have already had a dedication party, a wedding, a fashion shoot, and live music, and now: The Detroit Hoopers are partnering with the Detroit Dream Project, Motor City Blight Busters and…Keep reading >>

Meet our Grantees – Primal Source


If you’re in the Los Angeles area, check out the BRAF Grants-to-Artists recipient, Primal Source by Usman Haque at the Santa Monica Glow Festival, which is free to the public. This all night festival and exhibition of luminous artworks will be near and around the Santa Monica Pier on July 19, 2008, from 7:00pm to 7:00am. Primal Source was commissioned…Keep reading >>

Come Craft With Us!


We will be making more ‘flags’ for our installation this Saturday. We will provide the supplies, snacks and fun. Come Join us! For more information about our ScrapEden on the Playa Project. Saturday July 12th, 2008 1:00pm-6:00pm and then again on: Tuesday August 5th, 2008 6:00-10:00pm 1900 3rd Street San Francisco, Ca 94158 Please email volunteer @blackrockarts.org  (volunteer @blackrockarts.org)   to let…Keep reading >>

Meet Our Grantees – City of Dreams


Figment Festival 2008, originally uploaded by heatherwhitephoto. City of Dreams Mini-Golf is a project of Figment, an annual celebration of participatory arts that takes place on Governors Island. FIGMENT is a free, non-profit, volunteer-planned public participatory art event.