Meet Our Grantees – Emergence

We want you to introduce you to our grant recipients, so this is the first in our series “Meet Our Grantees”. Some of our posts will be about our 2008 grant recipients, and some posts will be about some of our earlier grant recipients and the work they are doing now. So hang on, there is a lots of fabulous…Keep reading >>

Represent – the Burning Man Picnic

On a cold and foggy day in San Francisco it was time to pull out the grills, fill up the ice chest and welcome Burning Man participants, new and old. Josie and Jewel got out their fabric and embroidery hoops and invited one and all to participate in making flags for Scrap Eden on the Playa. Here’s Josie, deep in…Keep reading >>

Detroit Dream Project Dedication a deux

I promised you a wedding and other community events from the Dedication in Detroit. First, check out this video: And, then direct from Fuzzytek, a Detroit City Photographer and Doxie one of the team members of the Detroit Dream Project, here you go… The celebration of completing the build for the Detroit Dream Project took many forms. For Greg…Keep reading >>

The Detroit Dream Project Dedication

IMG_9165, originally uploaded by taymar_burning_Man. It was quite an event when the Temple of the American Dream was dedicated. There was a beautiful wedding earlier in the day with live music, and then in the evening when they lit the Temple there was fire spinning and other community events. What a fabulous event, the culmination of collaboration between Charles “Chazz”…Keep reading >>

Come Make Art With Us!

Come make Flags for the Playa! This year the Black Rock Arts Foundation’s ScrapEden playa-garden draws on the likeness of a working-class American backyard. We’ll create a casual, welcoming environment strewn with clotheslines of colorful, flowing panels of fabric. Each panel of fabric, about 1 x 1 to 2 x 2 feet in size, will have a single word on…Keep reading >>

The Detroit Dream Project – The Temple is up!

The Black Rock Arts Foundation, along with SPARC and Motor City Blight Busters, is helping to make the Detroit Dream Project a reality. The structural work for the Temple is complete but there’s decorative work and some landscaping that will be completed this coming weekend. The Detroit Dream Project is a collaborative effort to build a community art space in…Keep reading >>

AIR!! Elemental Interactions

We started and ended our evening of the art and physics of AIR with Wizzard demonstrating how air changes with different stimuli. This was the second event in our new lecture series, Elemental Interactions. In appreciation of our members and donors, we’ve designed these informal evenings to explore topics of art, science and civic participation. Our host, a Board member…Keep reading >>

San Jose LOVES the Monkeys

Photo: Cherri Lakey photo: Melissa AlexanderThe South Bay Burners have been supporting Homouroboros coming to San Jose. The “wrenches” are on call for small repairs and maintenance, and the “docents” have been the hosts of Homouroboros, with one of them there anytime that the piece is up and running. It has been an experiment in the community running an interactive…Keep reading >>

Homouroboros – The Monkeys are Coming!!

Please join burners, press and public for the Black Rock Arts Foundation ribbon-cutting ceremony for Peter Hudson’s Homouroboros installation! This will be the official kick-off for the 01SJ festival, and the beginning of an entire month of monkey business in downtown San Jose. The dedication will take place at 6pm on Saturday May 17th at the Children’s Discovery Museum –…Keep reading >>

Elemental Interactions – Fire

The Black Rock Arts Foundation’s first evening of their lecture series, Elemental Interactions – FIRE – was an exploration of the physics of fire and its and history as a performative medium. The event featured these exciting guests:Hosted by Crimson Rose, Administrative Director and Pyrotechnic Performance Director for Burning Man and BRAF Board Member. • Members of the Flaming Lotus…Keep reading >>