Oct 30, 2007
Oct 29, 2007
Oct 26, 2007
made from fake nails, hair clips, false eyelashes and other drugstore miscellanea
Oct 23, 2007
Oct 19, 2007
I'm really hoping to just forget this week happened. I'm looking forward to getting up tomorrow, making brunch for some folks, having a mimosa and heading to open studios. Here's hoping next week brings better things for us all.
Oct 17, 2007
Another night on the town for the wandering Band of Bloggers! This time we managed invites to a concert at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for their new series called BluePrint. This first concert was titled, Synethesia: Bridging the Senses. It featured music from a number of composers, including Philip Glass and was conducted by Nicole Paiement.
I'll keep this short because I really don't know much about music and would rather not come off sounding like too much of a dingbat. I knew there was going to be experimental music. Did I love it all? No. Did I really love some of it? Yup.
I'm very grateful to have had an experience that helps me to form my tastes and opinions. I felt stretched and that's what good art should do.
Oct 12, 2007
Oct 5, 2007
We had lots of fun last night at Swarm. Hooray for bloggers and friends! I thought the whole night was enjoyable (okay, maybe not when the insane elderly man wandered in) and was so happy to show off all the cool stuff we do at Swarm to some folks. See you all again on October 13th when we go to the SF Conservatory.
Oct 4, 2007
In case anyone knows an artist looking for a studio, here's the listing for two studios that just opened up at Swarm in Oakland...
About the Studios
Studio 6 and Studio 10 available October 1, 2007.
Studios available are 225 sq ft and 160 sq ft.
Contact Swarm for viewing, or visit during gallery hours
Swarm Studios provides an atmosphere of creativity, production, inspiration and opportunity for working artists in the Bay Area. High redwood ceilings and an industrial concrete floor characterize the beautiful studio space. There are 11 private studios and a large common space.
Swarm Studios is ideal for artists working in painting/drawing, small sculpture, jewelry, bookmaking, sewing, multi-media projects, digital and more. No large/loud sculpture fabrication.
24-hour secure access
Natural and artificial lighting (fluorescent and halogen 0-UV)
Common clean-up sinks and bathrooms
Canvas and personal storage
Parking on evenings and weekends
A mailing address / Virtual tenants OK
Month-to-month rental agreement
The building is safe and well lit, located in the commercial district of Jack London Square. Studios range in size from 80 – 225 square feet
Artists may apply for a private studio by downloading a rental application form and submitting it by email or snail-mail. Swarm will host events such as openings, classes, and workshops, which may preclude the use of the common space. Drop-in day and week rates available for common work space.