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Virtual Artist Talk: Lighting A Path With Lara Hopwood

Please join us Friday, May 8, for our latest virtual artist talk. We’ll be sitting down with Crucible faculty member, Lara Hopwood, of our Fire and Performance Department. Lara has been leading fire performance classes at The Crucible and inspiring audiences around the Bay Area with her flaming performances for over a decade.

This event is part of a series of virtual artist talks The Crucible will be hosting during our Covid-19 related closure. Please check back for information on future talks!

Date and Time

Fri, May 8, 2020 | 3-4pm




Please join us on Zoom for this virtual artist talk. You can both download Zoom as a desktop app or run it through your browser.

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Meet The Artist:

virtual artist talk lara hopwoodLara Hopwood

Hopwood began her fire performance career when she took her first class at The Crucible in January 2008. She’d previously been trained in color guard making her transition to fire performance a natural next step. Since then, she’s become an integral part of the Fire and Performance faculty, serving as department head from 2009-2017, teaching dozens of sessions of Art of Fire Dancing I (Poi) over the years, and regularly performing at Crucible Open Houses and other public events.

Outside The Crucible, Hopwood has experience performing in independent productions and private parties. She was a fire performer in the 2009 Burning Man Fire Conclave and was featured in Intrinsic Self, an award-winning documentary about fire performance art created for the Seven Day Film Festival. Hopwood also performed with fellow Crucible faculty and community members at Oakland Museum’s Burning Man Block Party last fall as part of their No Spectators: The Art Of Burning Man exhibition.

Watch The Artist In Action:

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Crucible members traditionally receive complimentary or discounted tickets for Artist Talks throughout the year. During this time of isolation, The Crucible is making all Virtual Artist Talks available to everyone in our community, so that regardless of a person’s financial situation, we can all gather in celebration of something we all love—the arts.

If you are able to help The Crucible stay afloat during our Covid-19 related closure, you can support us by becoming a member, purchasing a Crucible gift certificate, and making a donation.

See More of The Crucible’s Virtual Artist Talks

Visit the pages below to register for upcoming talks or watch the Virtual Artist Talks you may have missed.