In This Issue: Save the Date! Artumnal 2013 Artist Update – Brian Goggin and Dorka Keehn Grantee Updates Swap-O-Rama-Rama Global Lives Project ME’DI.ATE Art Group Skate Stump Bambufonomat (Bamboo Element) The Metamorphosis Project Silent Lights
The Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF) invites you to submit a proposal for our new project “Big Art for Small Towns.” A project of BRAF’s Civic Arts Program, Big Art for Small Towns seeks to share the cultural and economic benefit of public art with rural towns in Nevada and beyond.
Big Art for Small Towns is funded by generous private donors, in-kind contributions from the City of Fernley, and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town grant. Continue reading
The name “Meow Wolf” brings to mind a sense of two disparate ideas or impulses bring brought together, like a portmanteau or mashup. The call of a domesticated animal, perhaps, that lures you in close enough for you to discover that it is actually a wild creature. And it doesn’t bark (because that would be too obvious) but this sly…Keep reading >>
In This Issue: Save the Date! The Artumnal Gathering! Urbanauts Sean Orlando + Rebar Sean Orlando – Artist Update Grantee Updates Mural Fest at Bartlett Events Partner Organizations Burning Man’s Annual Desert Arts Preview
We had a great time at Maker Faire! The BRAF staff and Board spent the weekend with the crew and artists of Aurora, BRAF’s latest Civic Arts project. Aurora
We will be at Maker Faire this weekend at the San Mateo County Event Center! We are so happy that these projects will be exhibited: Aurora BRAF-sponsored and fiscally sponsored Civic Arts project Aurora (by Charles Gadeken), is a 32-foot tall metal weeping willow tree sculpture illuminated by roughly 40,000 LED lights. This project will be installed in front of Palo…Keep reading >>
Featuring Jen Lewin‘s kinesthetically-engaging work, including 2012 BRAF Grantee Project The Pool, this BBC video explores technology’s relationship to art, and the timeliness of Lewin’s interactive installations in today’s social media-driven world. These motion-activated light and sound sculptures invite viewers to participate in collective experiences of new media that integrate elements of digitally networked spaces into physical environments.
In This Issue: Aurora at Maker Faire Grantee Updates Festival of Street Art at Bartlett Events Imagine Figment The Pool by Jen Lewin The Temple for Christchurch Partner Organizations American Steel Studios present Art + Industry Don’t miss Maker Faire! The Youth Education Spaceship will be there, too!
In February 2011, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand’s second-largest city. To help the residents of Christchurch deal with the aftermath of the disaster, Hippathy Valentine designed the Temple for Christchurch. This interactive installation embodies the seismic qualities of the quake through its waveform-like architectural pattern, as well in its modular form, which enables the structure to be taken apart…Keep reading >>
“Stars in the Haze” is a wonderful short film by Joshua Frank about the 2012 BRAF Grantee Project FLOAT Beijing. FLOAT was a participatory art/design project using air-quality-sensing kites in Beijing, China. FLOAT had two components; a workshop and a public installation. Watch the film to hear more from the artists and participants:
Michael Christian talks with BRAF about collaboration, the creative process, and his work on the Bike Bridge, as well as hinting at upcoming projects. Continue reading
In this issue: The Bike Bridge opening event, Aurora Palo Alto, and updates from our grantees, including new grantees Project Suitcase and Bartlett Events, as well as some major news from the Temple for Christchurch, Rev. Billy coming San Francisco, Aeolian ride in Hong Kong, and the latest iteration of the Global Lives project: Lives in Transit. Continue reading