Reporting in on Elemental Interactions – WATER

Zach Rukstela, Harley Dubois, David Zetland, Linda Gass, Henry Kaiser and our very own BRAF Executive Director Tomas McCabeIn this, the last of our Elemental Interactions series, our guests spoke on the topic of ‘Water’. We brought together an eclectic mix of speakers, artists, scientists, social historians and others from our extended community and beyond. They speakers educated, entertained and…Keep reading >>

Multiverse at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC

Black Rock Arts Foundation Advisory Board Member, Leo Villareal, has an amazing light sculpture at the National Gallery, Multiverse. Multiverse, the largest and most complex light sculpture created by American artist Leo Villareal, may be seen and experienced by visitors as they pass through the Concourse walkway between the East and West Buildings of the National Gallery of Art. Commissioned…Keep reading >>

BRAF 2009 Grant Cycle Opening Soon!

Primal Source2008 Grant Recipients Language of the Birds2007 Grant Recipients Emergence 2008 Grant Recipients The Black Rock Arts Foundation is kicking off their grant cycle to fund interactive, community-based artwork OFF playa (i.e. out there in the real world). Create interactive artwork in your hometown. Apply for a BRAF grant! Grant giving is at the core of our mission, and…Keep reading >>

Elemental Interactions: WATER!

In appreciation of our Members and Donors, and of the support of our community, we’re pleased to bring you yet another fascinating and engaging evening of demonstrations and lectures. This promises to be a good one! The last in our Elemental Interactions series, this evening’s guests will speak on the topic of ‘Water.’ We’ve brought together artists who draw inspiration…Keep reading >>

Holiday Warmth in Detroit

Our woman in the street in Detroit, Doxie, tells me that before Christmas some volunteers got together at the Detroit Temple aka Detroit Dream Project, which is part of our Civic Arts Program, and was designed by BRAF board member, David Best. Sailor and Doxie organized a clothing drive; some of the local Burning Man community met at the Temple…Keep reading >>

Curbed SF gives Language of the Birds the “Best Legal Public Art 2008”

The Language of Birds, originally uploaded by bothboths. of the Birds from Thomas Both on Vimeo. Language of the Birds by Brian Goggin & Dorka Keehn was part of our Grants-to-Artists Program and is being a big sucess at the corner of Broadway and Grant in San Francisco. Prior posts:

The Holiday Spirit

Local artist Diction Davies has promised to donate a percentage of the proceeds from his Etsy site to the Black Rock Arts Foundation until the end of 2008. So what is Etsy, you may ask? Etsy is a website that provides the public a way to buy and sell handmade items. So hooray for generosity of spirit, go check it…Keep reading >>

Meet our Grantees – White Noise Shower

So, let me lure you into the The Wayback Machine so I can introduce you to Jenne Giles‘s project, one of BRAF’s first grant recipients. “White Noise Shower”, was interactive sculpture dealing with media in our lives. The installation was a Mild Steel cage with mixed media (hair blow dryers, lights) and broken television sets. This piece was an igloo/shower…Keep reading >>

Last Chance to see the Reno Mangrove!

Last chance to see The Reno Mangrove! For the last three months, a once unused and uninteresting vacant lot in downtown Reno, NV, has been transformed into a grove of trees, all by different artists. The Reno community has embraced the space created by this ‘Mangrove’ and quickly adopted the location as a favored meeting spot for social events, music…Keep reading >>