Fireside Lounge May 2016

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Friday, May 6 | 6:30-9:30 pm
Demonstrations | Hands-on activities | Art show
Learn about classes | Performances
FREE admission & open to all

Celebrating Oakland First Fridays and Oakland Art Murmur, The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge is an intimate evening of art, industry, community and entertainment. This exclusive engagement takes place in The Crucible’s studio and highlights our extraordinary art programs. Explore the creative passions of professional artists and the educational opportunities available, while sipping wine and beer in our unique atmosphere. A gallery of remarkable artwork by students and faculty will be on display and live performances are scheduled throughout the night.

Join us for an evening of makers, innovators, dreamers, and creators, as we celebrate “Made In Oakland.”  We will host an industrial art show, live industrial arts demonstrations, and music.

Music is courtesy of Hassan El-Tayyab from American Nomad Music, with sets at 7pm and 8pm. Fantastic food vendors will be on hand including TARTMr. Pops and Keena’s Kitchen! FREE admission, open to all. Discounts on upcoming Crucible classes will also be available.

Demonstrations

Catch exciting demonstrations and hands-on activities with our own Crucible faculty, in disciplines such as:

  • MIG Welding
  • TIG Welding
  • ARC/OXY Welding
  • Moldmaking
  • Ceramics
  • Blacksmithing
  • Jewelry
  • Stone Working
  • Woodworking
  • And many others!

Art Show & Sale

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Stroll through a curated gallery with pieces selected from The Crucible’s community, including faculty, artist studio renters, students, staff and volunteers. These works showcase the skills learned and perfected through the industrial arts classes we teach here. For example, a fantastic oscillating sculpture by metal and fire artist Ryon Gesink will be on display — see a video of this hypnotic piece here.

Check out the market row of unique, handmade works in our Train Bay. In addition, Crucible staff and faculty will have select items available for sale. Take home a piece of The Crucible!

The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge lets you see demonstrations of our industrial and fine arts for yourself. It is open to the general public and kids are welcome. However, parents of small children will need to pay special attention, as our studio space does have some rough edges!

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Fireside Lounge 10/10/2014

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Fireside Lounge: Innovation & Improvisation

Featuring the artistry of Sung Kim

Friday, October 10
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
$10 at the door. Free for Crucible members.

Meet Sung Kim

Sung Kim is a Bay Area based sculptor, improviser, and instrument maker. We are excited to host Sung and special guest David Dupuis as part of his artist residency at Studio Grand in Oakland. While studying art in 1989, Sung first tried to modify a guitar to capture a sound he was imagining… and his imagination has continued ever since. Sung will be displaying, discussing, demonstrating, and performing with his unique instruments, resonators, and acoustic devices, beautifully hand-crafted out of wood, steel, and more. Sung has been a frequent guest at Exploratorium events and has appeared at Maker Faires. We are excited to welcome him for his first-ever Crucible appearance! This program is presented in collaboration with Studio Grand, 3234 Grand Avenue, Oakland

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Firepit, $25 class discounts, glass demos & gallery

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Will will also feature demonstrations (submission guidelines) and display of Crucible glass and enameling work in our studios, including glass blowing, glass flameworking, glass fusing and slumping, enameling, and glass casting and coldworking. We will offer $25 discounts on classes during this Fireside Lounge, and of course, members always save 10% off tuition. The Fireside Lounge is a chance to catch up with the Crucible community, see what creative mischief folks are up to, and maybe think over that project you have in mind. We’ll have live music, demonstrations in our glass studios, a gallery, and our brand new industrial fire-pit will be up and running along with vendors, food and drink. We hope to see you there!

Learn more about Sung Kim

Sung Kim is an improvisor, sculptor, and an instrument builder born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Washington, DC. In 1989, Kim studied ceramic sculpture at the Corcoran School of Art. It was here that Kim started building his own variations of the guitar. Kim received his BFA in sculpture from The Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. It was in Chicago where Kim began to deviate from the guitar to explore other techniques, tonalities, and sympathetic resonance. It was also in Chicago where Kim started his collaboration with musicians to explore his instruments in an improvisational context. Kim facilitates his musical and sculptural endeavors by owning and operating an architectural woodworking design/build studio in the San Francisco Bay Area.

More images from Sung Kim’s Workshop

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Youth On Fire: Fireside Lounge

2018-03-15T14:20:36-07:00

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The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge is an intimate evening of art, industry, community, and entertainment. This exclusive engagement takes place in The Crucible’s studio and highlights our extraordinary art programs.

Bring the whole family to explore the creative passions of young artists and the educational opportunities available at The Crucible, including summer camp classes, internships, and apprenticeship programs.

Public Art Project:

Come see students from Local Oakland high schools in action as they create a kinetic bicycle welded sculpture.

Apprentice Program:

Unveiling of the City Slicker Project designed by our youth apprentices.

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Join finalists from the Oakland Youth Poet Laureate program and current Laureate, Sophie Elkin, for a spectacular night of youth poetry.

Participating 
Departments:

  • Foundryfoundry
  • Moldmaking
  • Welding
  • Blacksmithing
  • Bike
  • Textiles
  • Wood
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Call for Art: The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge

2018-03-15T13:00:15-07:00

Art show: Precious Metal

 

On Friday, May 9th The Crucible is hosting an art exhibition largely featuring our metal departments. This Fireside Lounge will focus its demonstrations on foundry, kinetics and electronics, machining, hot wheels, bikes, welding (MIG, TIG, Oxy, Stick), paper & textiles, and fire effects. If you work in any of these media please submit your art for the event’s art exhibit in the central event space. The submission process is open to anyone involved with The Crucible: students, faculty, volunteers, studio renters, Create Program members, staff, etc.

The deadline for submitting art is Sunday, May 4th, at midnight. The submission form is attached, available in the office and online on the fireside lounge page. The important times and dates are below. [email protected] if you require an alternative drop off time.

Thank you. We look forward to seeing your artwork on display at The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge Art Show: Precious Metal.

Important Dates

  • Sunday May 4th Submission Deadline midnight
  • Tuesday May 6th Acceptance notification
  • Wednesday May 7th Art Drop off 4-8pm
  • Thursday May 8th Art Drop off 10am-2pm
  • Friday May 9th Fireside Lounge Exhibit 6:30-9:30pm
  • Friday May 9th Art Pick up 9:30-10pm
  • Saturday May 10th Art Pick up 10am-12pm
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Fireside Lounge, featuring Mark Growden’s The Calling All Choir

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Friday, January 31, 2014

6:30 pm — 10:30 pm

Musical performance begins at 8 pm

$20 at the door / Free for Crucible members

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Our January 31st Fireside Lounge will feature the season finale performance by The Calling All Choir, directed by artist, performer and musician Mark Growden. The musical performance will begin at 8 pm.

Enjoy an art show showcasing the Jewelery, Ceramics, Blacksmithing, Stone Carving, Mold Making and Woodworking departments with works by The Crucible’s faculty, students, studio renters, volunteers and other affiliated artists.

The Crucible faculty and students will be on hand to answer questions, display original works, and provide live demonstrations in disciplines including moldmaking, ceramics, blacksmithing, jewelry, stone working, woodworking, fire performance, and others.

Register for a class during the Fireside Lounge are receive a 20% discount on tuition (25% for members). Become a Crucible member today.

The Crucible’s Fireside Lounges are an opportunity to visit our studio space and experience a more intimate evening with our creative community, highlighting our extraordinary art programs. 

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Fireside Lounge: Conception

2018-03-15T13:40:35-07:00

Friday, February 15, 2013 • 6:30-9:30PM
$10 at the door
Free for Crucible Members

Join us for an evening of demonstrations on how materials such as clay, wood, stone, and steel inspire and inform the process of conception. How do fine and industrial artists conceive sculpture? How does conception move into the physicality of art? We will explore materiality and how it shapes an idea.

A gallery of remarkable artwork by students and faculty will be on display and live performances are scheduled throughout the night.

Are you a Crucible artist? Submit your art to the Fireside Lounge gallery.

>> Download Submission Form (doc)

The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge is an intimate evening of art, industry, community, and entertainment that takes place in The Crucible’s studio and highlights our varied art programs. It’s your chance to explore the creative passions of professional artists and the educational opportunities available while sipping libations in our unique atmosphere. 

Team Building Blacksmith Immersion Classes in Bay AreaEvent Highlights:

 Live industrial art demonstrations in featured areas:

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Moldmaking
• Ceramics
• Blacksmithing
• Jewelry
• Stone Working
• Woodworking
• Fire Performance
• Spectacular art show, Raw Material, highlighting work from renowned Crucible faculty
• Fiery stage performances from The Crucible Fire Performance Department Faculty
• Hosted Fire Spin Jam
• Tasty food, wine, and beer
• Exciting discounts on Crucible classes

Event Location & Directions

The Crucible
1260 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

>> Directions


Parking
 

The Crucible has a very small parking lot on the corner of 7th & Union that will be available for disabled placard parking only. Those spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are also two paid parking lots. One is on Kirkham Avenue and the other is the 5th Street lot by BART. Please do not park in lots owned by local businesses or the residential area behind The Crucible.

Public Transit

Ditch the car and don’t worry about parking – The Crucible is easily accessible by BART! From the West Oakland BART Station, exit onto 7th Street, turn right, and walk 2 blocks east to Union (at the 2nd light). The Crucible is on the northwest corner of 7th & Union, at 1260 7th Street.

Beer provided by Linden Street Brewery.

 
 
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Fireside Lounge: Made In Oakland

2018-03-15T13:44:40-07:00

Fireside Lounge Series

“Made In Oakland”

May 11, 2012 * 6:30-9:30pm

The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge is an intimate evening of art, industry, community and entertainment. This exclusive engagement takes place in The Crucible’s studio and highlights our extraordinary art programs. Explore the creative passions of professional artists and the educational opportunities available while sipping cocktails in our unique atmosphere. A gallery of remarkable artwork by students and faculty will be on display and live performances are scheduled throughout the night. Admission is $10 at the door and is free for members of The Crucible.

Join us for an evening of makers, innovators, dreamers, and creators, as we celebrate “Made In Oakland.” This evening hosts some of the Bay Area’s most influential makers and artists. Join us as we illuminate the world of original Oakland artists in this unique presentation and discussion panel of industrial arts collectives and innovators who created movements “Made in Oakland.” We will host an industrial art show, fire performances, discounts on Crucible classes and live industrial arts demonstrations.

We are featuring

  • Enameling
  • Hot Wheels
  • Foundry
  • Fused Glass
  • Glass Coldworking
  • Machine Shop
  • Fire Performance
  • Kinetics
  • Fire Effects
  • Artists Resources

Please join us for a discussion from 7-8 pm as Executive Director, Steven Young, facilitates a panel of working artists in industrial fine arts and community artists working in Oakland.

Our “Made in Oakland” panel discussion featuring Maurice Cavness, Karen Cusolito, Dorothy Lenehan, Natalie Nadimi, Sean Orlando, Tyrone Stevenson Jr., a.k.a. Scraper Bike King, and other innovators.

Event Location & Directions

The event will be located at:
The Crucible
1260 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Directions…

Parking

The Crucible has a very small parking lot on the corner of 7th & Union that will be available for disabled placard parking only. Those spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and go quickly. There are also two paid parking lots that will be staffed. One is on Kirkham Avenue and the other is the 5th Street lot by BART. Please do not park in lots owned by local businesses or the residential area behind The Crucible; your car may be towed.

Public Transit

Ditch the car and don’t worry about parking – The Crucible is easily accessible by BART! From the West Oakland BART Station, exit onto 7th Street, turn right and walk 2 blocks east to Union (at the 2nd light). The Crucible is on the northwest corner of 7th & Union, at 1260 7th Street. To plan your BART trip, visit www.bart.gov.


 

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Fireside Lounge: Amor Ardiente

2018-03-15T13:35:42-07:00

Friday, February 11, 2011 • 6:30-9:30PM
$10 at door / Crucible Members are free


Event Press Release
5″x8″ Event Flyer (PDF)

Gather around the fire for an evening of industrial-sized love filled with a kissing booth robot, hand-typed love poems, tarot readings, a live DJ, a special aerial appearance by Cupid and Crucible industrial arts demonstrations highlighting blacksmithing, neon, jewelry and enameling.

This Fireside Lounge is the first in a series of four evening events planned by The Crucible. Future evenings include a Rosie the Riveter theme showcasing women in industrial art and Play Bound theme for those looking to head off to Black Rock City in the summer.

Guests will enjoy live demonstrations of and mini lectures on blacksmithing, neon, jewelry and enameling throughout The Crucible studio, as well as a spectacular art exhibition showcasing student and faculty art in those featured areas. Aerialist Oliver Pavick will play the saucy flying Cupid. Local poet Zach Houston will flow with free verse hand-typed poems. Learn your future with tarot readings by Isabelle Choiniere-Correa and enjoy tasty treats from Jon’s Street Eats and Idle Hands Barkery.

The Crucible will be offering class discounts and a raffle at the event. New students will receive 20% off tuition for a Crucible class and Crucible members will receive 25% off. In addition, folks can put their $10 cover charge towards the cost of the class. The raffle will also offer attendees a chance to winning free tuition on a Crucible class.

 

Event Highlights:

• Art show & demonstrations of Blacksmithing, Neon, Jewelry and Enameling
• Appearance and aerial performance by Cupid
• Tarot readings by Isabelle Choiniere-Correa
• A kissing booth run by a fiery robot
• Fire Sculpture “Auger” by Justin Gray
• Live DJ playing sexy, love oriented sounds from many genres and time periods
• Hand-typed love peoms by Zach Houston
• Charm making table by The Crucible’s Jewelry department
• A photo booth provided by SaraBek Images
• Food available by Jon’s Street Eats
• Cupcakes from Idle Hands Bakery
• Cold and hot drinks, beer and wine
• Discounts on Crucible classes
• Door Prize for a Free Crucible class

 

Beer provided by
Linden Street Brewery


 


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