Black Rock Arts Foundation – Newsletter – February 2014

In This Issue

  • Caruso’s Dream: Opening Reception and Call for Volunteers!
  • The Bay Lights Anniversary: Two Events
  • Artist Update: Kate Raudenbush
  • Grantee Updates
    • The Global Lives Project

Caruso’s Dream

And My Room Still Rocks Like a Boat on the Sea (Caruso’s Dream) opens in San Francisco February 23, 2014! Don’t miss the Unveiling Happening event!

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Artists Brian Goggin and Dorka Keehn are looking for volunteers to assist with the Unveiling Happening of Caruso’s Dream on February 23, 2014. There’s plenty to do: participate in the piano rolling procession, security, sound, tech, set up, clean up. Volunteers will receive a signed print of the artwork. Please contact art . We promise it will be fun!

Join us for the Caruso’s Dream Unveiling Happening!
Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:45pm
55 9th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Conductor: Mauro ffortissimo
Performers: Zoltan DiBartolo, Michelle Jasso, Mark Nassar and Erin Neff
Aerial Choreographer: Karlk Gillick
With a musical world premiere of Il Sogno ad Occhi Aperti di Caruso by Veronika Krausas …and special guests!

All are invited. Bring a blindfold / sleep mask and an FM radio. For the adventurous, wear early 1900’s attire. This happening is outdoors; please dress accordingly.

The Bay Lights Anniversary Re-Lighting & Illuminated Bike Ride

The Bay Lights turns one this March! After a full year of the piece illuminating the SF waterfront, Illuminate the Arts is leading an effort to keep it on the bridge and lit for at least 10 more years.

Thursday March 6, 2014 will mark the exact one-year anniversary of the piece. At 7:00pm, the piece will go dark for 10 minutes. Artist Leo Villareal will lead a countdown to the re-lighting at Market Bar in the San Francisco Ferry Building. The event at Market Bar is free and open to the public, but if you would prefer to listen in from another vantage point, KFOG-FM 104.5 will broadcast the event and a special 20-minute Bay Lights soundtrack.

The Bay Lights. Photo courtesy of James Ewing.

The Bay Lights. Photo courtesy of James Ewing.

March 7th: Bay Lights Illuminate your Ride

Then, on Friday, March 7, we’ll light up the streets again in collaboration with the SF Bicycle Coalition and SF Bike Party, who will host an illuminated bike ride around the city with stops for dancing and merrymaking. The evening will kick off on the Embarcadero at 7:30PM in front of the “Cupid’s Span” bow-and-arrow sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.

First up, we’ll hear from Ben Davis, the visionary behind the Bay Lights concept, and pay tribute to the artist Leo Villareal and the brilliant community that made it possible. At 8PM, volunteers from SF Bike Party will lead the group on a fun and safe ride through the city with stops to dance and socialize along the way. It’ll be a great night to show off your illuminated bike or costume!


Artist Update: Kate Raudenbush

Kate Raudenbush has lots of exciting news for the BRAF community! “I just confirmed another commission to make a big sculpture for Electric Daisy Carnival in NYC in May and Las Vegas in June,” she reports. “I’m also creating a new sculpture work for the Mystery Land Festival on Memorial Day weekend at the location of the famous Woodstock Festival in New York.” Kate also reminded us her Futures Past sculpture is in its final months of installation at Patricia’s Green Park in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood and is looking for a new or temporary home after June 2014. Any ideas are welcome!

Future's Past at Patricia's Green, San Francisco, California. Photo by George Post.

Future’s Past at Patricia’s Green, San Francisco, California. Photo by George Post.

Grantee Updates


BRAF 2007 Grantee – Global Lives

The Global Lives Project invites you to join them for Global Wednesdays in San Francisco at the historic Folsom Street Foundry. Experience this 17-screen video installation that showcases day-in-the-life videos of individuals around the world, representing the diversity of human experience.

Teachers can also sign up for free field trips and participate in professional development workshops based on Global Lives’ Unheard Stories curriculum. Global Lives’ first professional development day will be on February 17th at the Folsom Street Foundry.

Global Wednesdays
Wednesday, February 5th, 19 & 26, 2014
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m
Free to the public (21 & over)

Educator Training and School Field Trip
Monday, February 17 (teachers) & Tuesday February 18 (teachers & students)

Folsom Street Foundry
1425 Folsom St.
San Francisco, Ca, 94103

For more information about field trips, sponsorship or partnership, or for media inquiries, contact outreach .

2007 Grantee Global Lives presents Global Wednesday

2007 Grantee Global Lives presents Global Wednesday

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