Anxiety is the Handmaiden of Creativity

Brooke Waterhouse presents: THE ANXIETY SHOW April 7 – May 1Curated by Christine Kristen aka LadyBee Project One, 251 Rhode Island St, San Francisco “Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.” – T.S. Eliot The economic crisis, global warming, and the wars have generated a free-floating anxiety which is difficult not to internalize. This show is an exploration of the uncertainty…Keep reading >>

Sculpture Jump!

Sculpture Jump!Originally uploaded by yokokikuchi This is one of the most charming photos I have ever seen! Thanks so much girls for jumping with Ecstasy, and thank you yokokikuchi for the great photo!

Ecstasy Parties!!

Ecstasy loved the party and all of us loved her Artists Dan Das Mann & Karen Cusolito BRAF Executive Director Tomas McCabe photos: George Post IGBA MMOH African Drummers photo: affinity And even the dogs came out to enjoy the party photo: George Post LadyBee, Chris Bently and Helvetica Hahne enjoying the festivities photo: George PostGaucho Gypsy Jazz The Lester’s…Keep reading >>

BRAF Represents at the 2010 Burning Man Regional Summit

IMG_8033Originally uploaded by ms trouble Over 100 Burning Man Regional Contacts and Community Leaders converged last weekend in San Francisco to attend the 4th Annual Regional Leadership Summit. A generous donation of space at-cost from the Bently family made it possible for us to hold our event at the beautiful state-of-the art Bently Reserve in Downtown San Francisco. The purpose…Keep reading >>

BRAF in Palo Alto!

Join us for an evening of presentations and conversation entitled “Temporary Art: Inspiring Community and Civic Participation” featuring Tomas McCabe, Executive Director of the Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF), Crimson Rose, Vice President of BRAF & Burning Man founding Director and artists who have worked with BRAF to install their artwork in San Francisco and other cities, Michael Christian, Karen…Keep reading >>

Hayes Valley Welcomes Ecstasy!

In February, during the installation of Ecstasy, we stopped by to say Hi, sans camera, to Karen Cusolito and her crew who were doing the installation. Feeling foolish, on my job and my joy with no way to take photos who do I run into but a woman on a bike with a gorgeous camera, who of course goes to…Keep reading >>

Announcing our 2010 Grant Recipients!

The Grant Committee of the Black Rock Arts Foundation is proud to announce the winners of our 2010 Grant Cycle. We received a record number of applications this year, over 300, and awarded more grants than ever before, giving away a total of $50,000 to 12 projects. This year’s grant winners are truly worth celebrating. To read more about our…Keep reading >>

Elementary School Partners with BRAF

The Black Rock Arts Foundation has partnered with the Parent Teachers Organization to create a pilot after school arts program at Yick Wo Elmentary School. Yick Wo has a history of using the arts in the school to enrich the student experience. Black Rock Arts Foundation Board Member’s Harley Dubois and Dicky Davies have designed a program model that includes…Keep reading >>