Saturday, December 19, 2009
The exhibition at RPS was a success! Everyone's participation in the exhibition itself will be a part of our next show in March. The exercise visitors performed within the space (the depositing of words and burial in the cocoons) have been jarred and will be included in a 'growing' element of our next installation (Which also happens to be our first solo show!) at Kokoro Studio gallery here in San Francisco! Those of you who are local, stay in touch. The show in March, entitled Spir*ashaka, will be a month long evolving installation. We will be collaborating with various local artists and you all will be invited to participate in gatherings each week!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
This past Friday, November 6th, The Crow & The Wolf featured an installation in the exhibition, Social Structures, at the Rock Paper Scissors Collective in Oakland. This was a part of Art Murmur, Oakland's First Friday citywide gallery opening event.
The month long show will be up for a month, the gallery operating Wednesday- Sunday 12-7.
The installation is an example to the public, of the the aesthetics and environment that will exist within the future house.
Thanks to everyone that came out!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
The Masquerade on June 25th at 111 Minna was a complete success! We had an amazing turn out and flattering responses. Everyone's masks were fabulous and we were happy to see so many people participate and come out & support us!
The bands were amazing and we greatly thank them all, Vows, Cave Country, Fourteenth Floor & Daniel James.
And of course our DJs Cat Fancy & Matt Bonar deserve a huge thank you! As always, they provided us with fun & great music :)
In addition to all of the new friends and supporters we made, we also had quite the fund-raising success! We are happy to say that with the help of everyone who attended we raised enough money ........
to completely build the house!!!!!!!!
This is a huge aid in the projects development, since once the house is completed we will be out in San Francisco and beyond conducting projects...and then departing on our countrywide journey. The finished house is such an important step for us, and you all were a part of it :)
We thank you from the bottom of our crow & wolf hearts.
More fun to come!!
More fun to come!!
Sunday, May 31, 2009
An animal-themed MASQUERADE at 111 Minna Gallery!!!
Join in on a night of music, mayhem and masks!
Help raise money for the community arts project: The Crow & The Wolf!
Daniel James (of Leopold and his Fiction)
+ Oldies Dance Party with DJs Cat Fancy & Matt Bonar.
There will be snacks, a raffle,....and
oh yea......and a chance to win a date with.... The Crow and The Wolf!
Doors at 7pm / 21 and over / $10 cover
Raffle prize & food contributors:
Angelino – 621 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA
Beauty Company – 2259 Polk St.
Bell & Trunk Flowers – 1411 18th St.
Biondivino Wine Boutique – 1415 Green St.
Books Inc. - 601 Van Ness
BowWow Meow Co. Pet Specialties & Grooming – 2150 Polk St
Cibo – 1201 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA
Connie Pecoraro Studio - 707 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA
Gallery 683 - 683 Haight St
Russian Hill Bookstore - 2234 Polk St
La Boulange De Polk – 2300 Polk St.
Laku – 1069 Valencia St
Lauren Michelle- Rouleau –Hair stylist at On Mars 210 Filmore, San Francisco
Modern Times Books – 888 Valencia St.
Paxton Gate – 824 Valencia St.
Post & Parcel Inc., 1459 18th St,
Rooky Ricardo’s – 448 haight St.
Salon - 2255 Polk St.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Thanks to Buck Minitch, we have begun to build the house!!!
With it's mission to be a green structure, some of our designs have evolved, one of which is the siding of the house.
In collaboration with Buck, we have decided to formulate a siding on the house that will be constructed from cans.....we will need a lot of cans.....
So if you are in the Bay Area, and would like to set aside your uncrushed cans for us, we can come pick them up! Please let us know!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
For art to be a tool to make changes in society, it must be applied.
The Crow and The Wolf is a conceptual community arts initiative that will begin in San Francisco and, from there, travel around the United States entering communities for the maximum of one month at a time before traveling to the next. The initiative incorporates a house-like structure constructed out of all green materials, with the help from San Diego green contractor & founder of Green Vision, Buck Minitch. As the foundation of the exhibition, the house will integrate traditional and interactive works of our own, as well as act as an exhibition space and the home base for community projects that will be specifically designed for each location based on their history and current art community or lack there of. The environment within the house will be created to stimulate all of the senses. Inspired by the concept of Bilateral Stimulation, every element of the structure will immerse the senses to stimulate both hemispheres of the brain in order to activate and integrate information.
In a time when our society is weakened by disconnect, our initiative will enter communities with the intention of reestablishing a peaceful conversation and inspire the act of educating one another. We will use creative expression & collaboration to expose people to new situations and ideas within their own environments. To serve the communities, we will offer them the experience of witnessing an alternative notion of what art is by inviting them to contribute and make it their own. By breaking down the barriers between the art world and community art, we plan to remind people that art is a natural form of expression, as well as a positive and progressive way to communicate and unite.
Goals- Develop a dialog between community partners and artists.
- Break away from the formalities of a gallery setting and exhibit in
alternative spaces and within nature.
- Engage in making art as a community.
- Promote a positive outlet for the individuals we encounter to
communicate through art.
- Unite communities with one another who may or may not ever
meet whether it is due to geographical location or choice.
- Expose and embrace our differences in order to open and
strengthen the communication between us all.
- Promote the idea that making changes in the way we interact and
pursuing an alternative way of thinking is exactly what we need
right now in the art world and in society.
- Encourage the natural relationship that is formed between
humanity and creative expression, through community art
Our plan is to unite a variety of communities throughout the country. We will choose our destinations based on established networks and invitations we have already received and will develop with individuals, organizations, and communities who wish to collaborate. In order to integrate diverse participants, we choose to visit cities and towns of all sizes, not limited to those with established art communities.
This project will push us from simply being image-makers to visual communicators for the public. Our interactive journey will offer us the experience and knowledge of the diversity amongst people to teach ourselves how to successfully communicate and educate the public.
By conducting our own personal research and artistic experimentation within each community, we will be documenting human behavior in response to art and community interaction. The results will provide us with an analysis of how art can be a successful aid in unification. As aspiring educators and leaders who use art as a tool for change, the greater the understanding of our fellow citizens, the stronger influence we can have through our art.
The knowledge and growth we will gain as a result of this project will be vital for us to follow through with our goal to maintain the unification we establish amongst communities, and have The Crow and The Wolf evolve into a national community arts non-profit organization.
“An artist has a responsibility, as an image maker, to concerns wider than herself or her art.” - Ann Newmarch
Monday, January 12, 2009
The Crow and The Wolf are ready to go!
The Crow and The Wolf
Though the only obstacle we are currently faced with is financial support. We are in the process of seeking funding, applying for grant opportunities and developing fund-raisers, however anything YOU can do to help us would be greatly appreciated. If you feel passionate about our mission and would like to contribute in some way, know that it is your support and donations that can make this possible.
We are accepting donations of any denomination. Please click the Donate button on the right side of this blog if you would like to contribute to the construction of the house and our mission.
Even a donation of $1.00 would help. Every dollar that we receive goes directly to the development of this project.
If you are weary of where exactly your donation is going, or simply curious to know about our project in more detail, please e-mail us with ANY questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Crow and The Wolf