The Tipsy Gypsy Ball Comes to Reno


RENO, NV – On a hot summer’s night, a gypsy caravan rolls into town and unloads dancers, musicians, fortune tellers and magic for a one night show at the Knitting Factory on July 30th to benefit the Black Rock Arts Foundation. All will be entertained, rewarded and participate in the hoopla, with prizes for best costume, King and Queen of…Keep reading >>

Just Like a Woman


Just Like a WomanOriginally uploaded by Thomas Hawk Great News! Ecstasy’s visit to Patricia’s Green in San Francisco has been extended until December 31, 2010! Thank you to the community members and local businesses of Hayes Valley, and to the Hayes Valley Arts Coalition for rallying support and advocating for an extension of Dan Das Mann and Karen Cusolito’s sculpture…Keep reading >>

Illuminating the Illuminated Forest


photo: affinity photo: affinity photo: Thomas Pontailler photo: Thomas Pontailler photo: Thomas Pontailler photo: Extramatic photo: Extramaticphotos: Rob Schober of Dan Frazier SchoberRob  (SchoberRob   photos: Rob Schober of Dan Frazier SchoberRob  (SchoberRob   We stopped by the opening of the MEDIATE Art Group’s highly anticipated Illuminated Forest last week at The Lab in San Francisco. We met a few…Keep reading >>

the lab-illuminated forest exhibit

the lab-illuminated forest exhibit Originally uploaded by pagedesign One of the exhibits from the Illuminated Forest Opening last night This installation created the illusion of being able to see into a mole’s burrow. Last night was the San Francisco opening of “Illuminated Forest”, the only 2010 grant recipient that was located in San Francisco. To read more about the installation:…Keep reading >>

Hawthorne 100 at the PDX Bridge Festival!


The Hawthorne 100 created by Tucker Teutsch and the PDX Bridge Festival Portland, Oregon is one of our 2010 Grant recipients. The Hawthorne 100 was created to celebrate the centennial of the nation’s oldest working vertical lift bridge, this project turns the Hawthorne Bridge in Portland, OR into a kinetic art installation. A solar-powered lighting display, installed for the duration…Keep reading >>

Duel Nature fires up Reno


Starting this week Controlled Burn spun fire to the World Beats provided by DJ Source in downtown Reno where Duel Nature (Burning Man 2006 honorarium) by Kate Raudenbush is currently on exhibit. A crowd of about 300 people enjoyed a variety of fire spinners from 8:30 – 10 pm. As part of ARTown’s month long festivities they will perform every…Keep reading >>

1000 Pieces Erected at FIGMENT


Before FIGMENT this year we told you about one of the Black Rock Arts Foundation’s 2010 grant recipients 1000 Pieces. They sent us some photos and an update and we thought you might like to hear what they had to say: I wanted to send you over a few shots of the project at Figment. I’d say it was a…Keep reading >>

A Rocket Stop Fundraiser


Friends of the Black Rock Arts Foundation put on a fundraiser last week at Engineered Artworks. We have told you that we are bringing the Raygun Gothic Rocketship to Pier 14 on the Embarcadero in San Franciso, it will be known as the Rocket Stop. Thanks to the generosity of Chad Lester (the organizer of the fundraiser), Steve Schimmel and…Keep reading >>