1260 7th Street
Oakland, California 94607

September 8, 2007 2-6PM, with Artist-in-Residence reception, 6-8PM
Featuring an expo of community organizations based or serving West Oakland that bring vital and important services to the vibrant neighborhood; an art show and sale showcasing the talents of our students and faculty, and a special reception launching our new Artist-in-Residence program and artist Githinji Wa Mbire, a mixed media artist hailing from Magadi, Kenya.

Also highlighted at this event will be green and environmental living strategies, including solar power information and a special appearance by The Crucible's celebrated biodiesel motorcycle, the Die Moto, recently featured on the cover of the August, 2007 issue of Popular Science. The bike will have just returned form the Bonneville Salt Flats after chasing the world speed record for diesel motorcycles.

There will be demonstrations of glass blowing, bronze casting, and blacksmithing, a Bike Fixathon from 12-3 PM, refreshments, and the opportunity to learn more about classes at The Crucible, where you can learn to make art of your own. As the Bay Area’s hottest alternative art school, The Crucible offers classes in welding, glass, blacksmithing, jewelry, fire performance, and other fire arts.

For more information on this event, contact Jill Laufer at [email protected].

About The Crucible
The Crucible is a non-profit arts education center that fosters a collaboration of arts, industry and community, teaching and showcasing fire, metal, glass and light art in the East Bay for over five years. The Crucible offers more than 400 classes to over 3,000 students annually in everything from bronze casting to neon, welding to glass working, blacksmithing to fire dancing. Dedicated to the creative use of fire and light, The Crucible is known for its innovative and stunning public events and fundraisers, uniting artists from diverse disciplines. For more information, visit http://www.thecrucible.org

Official Website: http://www.thecrucible.org

Added by thecrucible on August 14, 2007