ScrapEden – The American Dream

ScrapEden

ScrapEden on the Playa 2008 Scrap: n. Discarded, leftover or unused material. Eden: n. A delightful place, a garden, a paradise. ScrapEden: n. This year the Black Rock Arts Foundation’s ScrapEden playa-garden draws on the likeness of a working-class American backyard. We’ll create a casual, welcoming environment strewn with clotheslines of colorful, flowing panels of fabric. We’ll lounge in the…Keep reading >>


ScrapEden Collaborates with Levi Strauss & Co. Community Day

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The Black Rock Arts Foundation, as part of our ScrapEden Program helped Levi Strauss & Co. with their May 5th Community Day, during which Levi’s employees in San Francisco leave their regular office responsibilities behind and volunteer at Bay Area non-profits. BRAF was given a special role this year, supporting the company’s efforts to be better caretakers of the planet…Keep reading >>

ScrapEden – Hope and Fear

ScrapEden

ScrapEden on the Playa 2006 Scrap: n. Discarded waste material, often metal suitable for reprocessing.  Eden: n. A delightful place, a garden, a paradise. ScrapEden: n. 1. A delightful garden made of re-claimed discarded waste material, often metal suitable for reprocessing. 2. Black Rock City’s First Participant-Based Community Garden, created by the community for the community 3. A project of…Keep reading >>


ScrapEden Collaborates with Levi Strauss & Co’s Community Day

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photos: Scatha G Allison Stage Background crafted by BRAF Volunteers photo: Miranda Caroligne http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=11885113&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Black Rocks Art Foundation & Levi Stauss and Co. from Annie on Vimeo. On Cinco de Mayo, the Black Rock Arts Foundation joined in celebration of Levi Strauss & Co.’s “Community Day” Each year, Levi Strauss and Co. organizes their 1,100 San Francisco headquarter employees to…Keep reading >>

ScrapEden goes to the Maker Faire!

Come to the Maker Faire and see a preview of the next ScrapEden project, which the Black Rock Arts Foundation in partnership with San Francisco Department of the Environment is developing The Composting Contraption. This human-powered, interactive, kinetic artwork is designed to travel to local festivals, street fairs, farmers markets and schools to inspire, motivate and educate San Francisco residents…Keep reading >>

ScrapEden SF: Request for Proposals

ScrapEden

ScrapEden SF: Request for ProposalsComposting Contraption $10,000-$15,000Timeframe:Proposal Due to BRAF 3/15/10,Grant Award Announced 4/1/10Project Completed by 6/1/10 The Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF), in partnership with the San Francisco Department of the Environment, is seeking artists to develop another public art project for ScrapEdenSF, an ongoing program pairing artists with community groups to create artworks that are designed to inspire…Keep reading >>

ScrapEden @ Burning Man 2008

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Did you come by to visit us in our American Dream backyard. We created flags with words and arranged the words to create sentences, created and left a new word or took a word as a gift. The visual effect was a poetic combination of clotheslines, prayer flags and quilts, with a dash of magnetic poetry.

Pre-playa ScrapEden Workshop in SF

This year at Burning Man the Black Rock Arts Foundation is creating, ScrapEden BRC, a collaborative garden installation populated by garden-inspired sculptural elements created from re-claimed, re-purposed and re-cycled materials, and all citizens of BRC are invited to participate! To date we’ve received word of 15 projects that will be coming to BRC for collective exhibition, but we want more!…Keep reading >>

ScrapEden, Black Rock City — a project of the Black Rock Arts Foundation

Scrap: n. Discarded waste material, often metal suitable for reprocessing.Eden: n. A delightful place, a garden, a paradise. Scrap Eden: n.1. A delightful garden made of re-claimed discarded waste material, often metal suitable for reprocessing.2. Black Rock City’s First Participant-Based Community Garden, created by the community for the community3. A project of the Black Rock Arts Foundation This year the…Keep reading >>

Casa de la Imaginacion

Casa

Artist Wendy Testu collaborated with students from the Leonard R. Flynn Elementary School and The Mission Parents Group, to create a small open play space constructed from leftover building supplies, tree branch trimmings, rubber bicycle tires, and plastic milk cartons, among other things. Casa de la Imaginacion by Wendy Testu Parque Ninos Unidos 23rd Street & Treat San Francisco, California…Keep reading >>


Sol Flor

Sol

A colorful recycled mosaic series, Sol Flor was designed by artist Jennifer Alexander for the Juri Commons, located at 25th Street & Guerrero in San Francisco.  Sol Flor was created in collaboration with the Juri Commoners, a group of area residents and park enthusiasts. Sol Flor by Jen Alexander Juri Commons 25th and Guerrero St, San Francisco, California Reclaimed plastic…Keep reading >>