The Black Rock Arts Foundation is proud to support the Hayes Valley Art Coalition in the installation of another public artwork on Patricia’s Green located at Octavia at Hayes Streets. This site-specific work ‘Adaptations’ by Mark Baugh-Sasaki will be constructed of welded steel and the limbs of trees trimmed and/or fallen in Golden Gate Park. Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley,…Keep reading >>

Green Dimensions at Fort Mason

We would like to give a shout out to the The Bandshell and the PARKcycle. There is an opening reception tonight at Fort Mason as part of Green Dimensions: An Exhibit Celebrating Bay Area Artists and Reclaimed Art Materials (until August 16); Pipeline : Art, Surfing, and the Ocean Environment at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery (until August 28); and the…Keep reading >>


Join us for the next in our series of Member events, Elemental Interactions: Electricity! In 2008 we launched a new Member program, a series of quarterly events bringing together artists, scientists, social historians and others in our community to present demos, talks and performances in an informal, conversational setting. Expounding upon our wildly successful Elemental Interactions series, we take our…Keep reading >>

Laura Kimpton’s Personal Baggage

While we were in Reno last weekend, Celtic Forest artist, Laura Kimpton gave a free workshop. We had such a good time, thanks so much Laura for your great teaching skills, patience and talent. Thanks to Maria Partridge for making it happen and to the City of Reno’s Public Art Department for funding the workshop.

Reno loves Celtic Forest: Book of the Raven

Tell us about Celtic Forest photo: Loren Carpenter The Centaur photo: Wayneco Controlled Burn, the Reno Fire Performers were fabulous photo: Bill Kositzky And there was live music as well as a DJ later in the evening photo: Bill Kositzky What a great crowd, and it only got larger as the evening progressed photo: Bill Kositzky The Riverwalk is a…Keep reading >>

Laura Kimpton Hanging with Celtic Forest in Reno

Testing the fire photo: Crimson Rose The Centaur Photo: Crimson Rose Doesn’t get any higher than this Celtic Forest: Book of the Raven waiting for its Opening Dedication this Friday Laura Kimpton, artist, hangin’ with the Book of the Raven Come out this Friday to celebrate: To see more photos, as they are posted:

Electricity: Save the date, July 23

Join us for the next in our series of Member events, Elemental Interactions: Electricity! Apologies for the postponement of our Member event scheduled for June, but it’s with good reason! We’re happy to announce that our next event in our Elemental Interactions series, ‘Electricity’, will be held at the most appropriate location: PG&E;’s Pacific Energy Center! We hope you’ll join…Keep reading >>

Installing Celtic Forest & The Book

Jeff Schomberg, artist and Crew boss – photo: Maria Partridge Tray..the Fire Marshall approving the pipes…that will bring the propane to the art so it will be ON FIRE! photo: Maria Partridge Installing the Book! photo: Maria Partridge Working on the Centaur – Photo: Crimson Rose Celtic Forest Installation Crew – photo: Crimson Rose These are a few photos from…Keep reading >>

Reporting In! Reno FUNdraiser!

photos: Mark Hammon photos: Lauren Randolph photos: p. herz photo: Colin Loretz – hoops on their way to the party It was fun…The Black Rock Arts Foundation-Reno FUNdraiser was held at Cathexes /Unexpected/Architecture…a re-modeled warehouse in Reno complete with an indoor basketball court…where there was lots of dancing and hula hooping thru out the evening. The party started out with…Keep reading >>

Reno’s Rockin’ It! Celtic Forest Opening and Free Workshop and Lecture!

Previously exhibited at Burning Man 2008, Celtic Forest, by artists Laura Kimpton, Jeff Schomberg Antonio Ruperto and Bob Hofmann, is unique in its materials (metal and fire), scale and artistic vision. Fire will glow weekly from the Book of the Raven and surrounding tree-like candelabras with fire dancing by Controlled Burn. Opening ReceptionFriday, June 26 5-10pmCorner of Sierra St. and…Keep reading >>

Free Workshop and Lecture with Laura Kimpton

photo: Jaz Fabry Laura Kimpton Photo: Toohip Tobesquare Personal BaggagewithLAURA KIMPTONThe Reflection Series Free Artist Workshop Assemblage, Image Transfer, and Encaustic WaxMcKinley Arts & Culture Center 925 Riverside Drive Reno, Nv 89503 Saturday June, 27th 200910-4to Pre-Register please call 775-334-6264,send email to sullivana @cityofreno.comRegistration at the Door on a Space Available Basis. Come make art with Laura Kimpton The Reflection…Keep reading >>