His & Her: Line in the Middle

His & Her: Line in the Middle photo: Jaz Fabry[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCeIgJlD4OM]video: Jeff Schomberg Laura Kimpton photo: Toohip Tobesquare Laura Kimpton photo: Jaz Fabry Laura Kimpton photo: Jaz Fabry Laura Kimpton photo: Jaz Fabry Jeff Schomberg photo: Jaz Fabry Jeff Schomberg photo: Giamma Jeff Schomberg photo: affinity His & Her: Line in the Middle Laura Kimpton and Jeff Schomberg Project One Gallery…Keep reading >>

BRAF Goes to the Burning Man Regional Leadership Summit

Josie, Black Rock Arts Foundation affinity and Tomas in between sessions at the Regional Summit Several weeks ago, Tomas McCabe, BRAF’s Executive Director, BRAF’s Josie Schimke, Program and Development Assistant and I, affinity, BRAF’s Social Network Coordinator, (and registrar for the Summit) had the privilege of attending the Burning Man Regional Leadership Conference here in San Francisco. It was exciting…Keep reading >>

“His & Her” Line in the Middle

His & Her Line in the MiddleLaura Kimpton and Jeff Schomberg Opening Reception:March 18th, 6pmProject One Gallery251 Rhode Island, San FranciscoMarch 18-April 18, 2009 “His & Her: Line in the Middle” represents the first time Laura Kimpton and Jeff Schomberg are exhibiting their own unique art, side by side, and not as a collaboration. Figuratively and metaphorically, they are drawing…Keep reading >>

Linda Gass at the De Young

Freddy Hahne, President of the Black Rock Arts Foundation Board of Directors went to hear Linda Gass speak at the most recent Friday Nights at the De Young, where she spoke on “Radical Self-Expression: The Costumes of Burning Man,” and he made a video of a portion of her talk. Check it out! http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=3646162&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1Linda Gass lecture on Burning Man costumes…Keep reading >>

Linda Gass at the De Young

Black Rock Arts Foundation Advisory Board Member, Linda Gass is speaking at the DeYoung Museum tonight. Linda spoke at our exciting Elemental Interactions Evening: WATER!, and we found her to be a passionate, entertaining speaker. Friday Nights at the De YoungKoret Auditorium7:00 p.m. Lecture: “Radical Self-Expression: The Costumes of Burning Man,” by Linda Gass, who makes art informed by her…Keep reading >>

Serpent Mother and Homouroboros

Serpent Mother at Opulent Temple’s “Massive” on Friday Night photo: poetrosakranse Serpent Mother: photo by eeetthaannn The Monkeys were on break but it was great to see them, we have missed you Homouroboros It was great to see Serpent Mother and Homouroboros in their current home! prior posts: http://blackrockarts.blogspot.com/search/label/Serpent%20Mother http://blackrockarts.blogspot.com/search/label/homouroboros

MAKE Blogging BRAF’s 2009 Grant Program

2008 Grantee Recipient – Primal Source Our friends over at MAKE Magazine have included a shout out about our 2009 Grant Application Deadline, which is March 13, 2009. So check it out and thanks so much from our blog to yours… For more information about 2009 Grants to Artists Program: http://www.bmbraf.local/grants/2009-grant-cycle Previous posts: http://blackrockarts.blogspot.com/2009/01/braf-2009-grant-cycle-opening-soon.html

Homouroboros – The Monkeys are Back

Have you been missing the Monkeys, I know I have. It is almost spring and time for a visit from Homouroboros. So I hear they will be making a special appearance at Opulent Temple Massive this Friday Night at Treasure Island: http://www.opulenttemple.org/archives/000138.php Opulent Temple Massive9pm-4am200 California AveTreasure IslandSan Francisco, CA previous posts: http://blackrockarts.blogspot.com/search/label/homouroborosphoto: Cherry Lakey

Meet our Grantees – Serpent Mother

The ‘Serpent Mother‘ is taking over Treasure Island. Serpent Mother is a 168-foot long metal sculpture of a skeletal snake coiled around her egg. Propane fed fire travels the length of her spine, erupting in 41 ‘poofers’ at the top of each hand-fabricated vertebrae. Her articulated head reaches a height f 30-foot and her hydraulically activated jaws open and close…Keep reading >>

Meet our Grantees – Sanlun Yishu

We have just heard from another of our 2008 grant recipients, Sanlun Yishu, by artists Lee Somers and Elisabeth Pellathy in Beijing, China. The original description of the project: 三san (three) 轮lun (wheel) 车che (vehicle) – a versatile, cheap and compact tricycle made from modified motorcycles or bicycles. Small yet mighty, the workhorse of Beijing moves everything from lumber to…Keep reading >>

Meet Our Grantees – Ocean Beach Fire Pits

We got this note from one of our 2008 Grant Recipients the Ocean Beach Fire Pits – Rebecca Anders, Yasmin Mawaz-Khan and Charles Gadeken, San Francisco, California: We are proud and happy to report that the Ocean Beach Fire Pits project, so generously supported by BRAF in 2008, is complete. As you know, Charlie and his crew installed their beautiful…Keep reading >>