Composting Contraption at the Maker Faire

Paul Cesewski aka Paul de Plumber, creator of the Composting Contraption, taking it for a spin.Thanks for coming out to the Maker Faire and checking out our prototype, and providing “notes” on how we can improve the next ScrapEden project. The Black Rock Arts Foundation in partnership with San Francisco Department of the Environment are developing The Composting Contraption. This…Keep reading >>

Celebrating Duel Nature

Although it was one of the coldest June 21sts in recorded history in Reno Nevade, the opening celebration for Duel Nature was fabulous.There were hoopers…There were “Thank Yous”…Thank you Maria Partridge for making this happen, thank you Kate Raudenbush for creating such fabulous art and thank you Crimson Rose for continuing to support the link between Burning Man, the Black…Keep reading >>

ScrapEden Collaborates with Levi Strauss & Co’s Community Day

photos: Scatha G Allison Stage Background crafted by BRAF Volunteers photo: Miranda Caroligne 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 >>

Celebrate “Duel Nature”

Previously exhibited at Burning Man in 2006, Duel Nature, by artist Kate Raudenbush, is unique in its materials. During Artown – Fire dancers and spinners from Controlled Burn will entertain Tuesday evenings 8:00 – 10:00. Hula Hoopers from Velocity Movement and bohohoops present “GET HOOPED” at Hoop Jams on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 – all levels and ages are welcome.…Keep reading >>

“Playa on the River” Duel Nature v3

Larry DeVincenzi, our guy in Reno said today: Installation is underway downtown for Duel Nature – Kate Raundenbush’s incredible sculpture that was featured in today’s Reno Gazette-Journal “Playa on the River” Here are a few shots of the crew’s progess today! Prior posts about Duel Nature photos: Larry DeVincenzi

Installing Duel Nature v.2

More shots of the installation of Duel Nature in Reno, another fruitful collaboration with the vibrant and active Reno community. Duel Nature by Kate Raudenbush will grace the waterfront of the Truckee River in downtown Reno, NV from May 21, 2010 until December 1, 2010. Kate making connections Setting in place Moving the perimeter Richard’s eagle eye sets the levelLarry…Keep reading >>

Volunteer Mixer v.2

Freddy Hahne, President, BRAF Board of Directors, “Grant Seeking” Nick Morgan, BRAF Board of Directors “BRAF Events” Michael Barbarino “Web Development” Johnathan “ScrapEden” Harley Dubois, BRAF Vice President Board of Directors “Grants to Artists” Dicky Davies, BRAF Board of Directors “Grants to Artists” Mark Sinclair, BRAF Board of Directors “Civic Arts and Fundraising” Harley Dubois, founding member of both the…Keep reading >>

Installing “Duel Nature” in Reno

Duel Nature has arrived in Reno, Nevada photos: Maria Partridge X marks the spot, Duel Nature will be installed here at the corner of Sierra St. and Island Ave. in Reno, Crimson Rose Previously exhibited at Burning Man in 2006, Duel Nature, by artist Kate Raudenbush, is unique in its materials, (Plasma cut steel, steel tubing, red acrylic mirror)…Keep reading >>

7 Mindblowing Multimedia Projects

The Public Radio MAKER’S QUEST 2.0 article begins with: From time to time, I come across innovative media content that gets under my skin, wows me with its sheer beauty or gravity, its simplicity or complexity. Often, I discover these projects serendipitously. Sometimes, I’m tipped off by other blogs I follow that track inventive storytelling. Since I’m the kinda gal…Keep reading >>

Volunteer Mixer v.1

Last week the Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF) invited their staff, Board of Directors, Advisory Board, current volunteers and potential volunteers to an evening designed for everyone to get to know one another and to meet and greet new volunteers. BRAF has been very, very busy and has many projects in the pipeline, and the volunteers heard all about the…Keep reading >>