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September 2010

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There are so many exciting events taking place this month it is hard to know where to start.
We have expanded our hours of operation to include Mondays from 9 am - 5 pm.
We have some great workshops and events coming up both at SCRAP and off site.  We have two new workshops, Relief Sculpture with Found Objects, with Claudia Chapline, Saturday, September 11th and Dream Catchers with the Trash Mash-Up team - Bridget and Jessie McKracken, Saturday September 25th.  Barbie is back, making her annual altered appearance at the 8th annual exhibition, Barbie - Out-of-the-Box.  We have two workshops with Barbie - September 11th with Charlotte Davis and September 18th with Ruby Pearl at the Shotwell 50 Art Space.
SFAI City Studio is holding a sculpture class for teens at SCRAP, Wednesday afternoons, 3:30-5:30.  For more information, contact program director JD Beltran at or call 415.351.3530
Finally, our very special exhibit, Recycled, Reinvented, From the Artists of SCRAP, at the Gallery at Ruth's Table at the Bethany Center opened on September 1st.  The artists' reception will be on Friday, September 24th, 6-9 pm.
We hope to see you soon.


Kenan Shapero, Director SCRAP 
in this issue
:: Youth Sculpture Art Class at SCRAP with SFAI City Studio!
:: Save the Dates
:: Recycled, Reinvented, From the Artists of SCRAP
:: Altered Barbie workshops - Barbie Out-of-the-Box
:: SCRAP Workshop: Dream Catchers with Trash Mash-Up
:: Community Corner: SCRAP Artist
Studio 35 Grand Opening Event Benefits SCRAP!!
Support SCRAP and join us for the grand opening of Studio 35, a gallery and art space for emerging artists this Friday, September 10th at 8pm. Studio 35 presents its first exhibition featuring post-punk creativity with works by Becca Holland, Steven Hummel, Joshua King, Ryan Zweng, and Nikolai Atanasso. Gallery owner and director, Sean Malinauskas will donate 10% of the evenings sales to SCRAP! Studio 35 is located at 1097 Revere Ave., San Francisco.
 Ryan Zweng, Shooz!
Take a Sculpture Art Class at SCRAP with SFAI City Studio!
Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:30pm
Starting September 15th

This class is designed for young people ages 12-19 who have had limited or no access to arts training while enrolled in secondary school. Youth participate in 14-week projects, which are held in their neighborhoods and led by SFAI faculty. Through hands-on studio work, critical dialogue, and professional skill development, participants respond to their everyday lives and develop critical thinking and technical skills. The City Studio curriculum prepares youth for education at the college level and offers an alternative credentialing certificate for youth who do not foresee college in their future.

For more information, please contact program director JD Beltran at or call 415.351.3530
Save the Dates!

Onsite Workshops

  • September 11th, 1p-4p, Relief Sculpture with Found Objects, Claudia Chapline, $20.
  • September 25th, 1p-4p, Dream Catchers, Trash Mash-Up team - Bridget & Jessie McKracken, $20.
  • October 9th, 1p-4p, Personal Alters, Aiko Lanier Cuneo, $20.

Onsite Events

  • October 2nd, 11a-4p, Open House for Teachers & Materials Give Away

Offsite Workshops

  • September 11th, 10a-1p, Barbie-Out-of-the-Box workshop, Charlotte Davis, Shotwell 50 Art Space, 50 Shotwell Street between 14th & 15th Streets, $20 or $35 for a team of two, $5/Barbie.
  • September 18th, 10a-1p, Barbie-Out-of-the-Box workshop, Ruby Pearl, Shotwell 50 Art Space, 50 Shotwell Street between 14th & 15th Streets, $20 or $35 for a team of two, $5/Barbie.

Events of Note
  • September 1st-January 5th, Recycled Reinvented, From the Artists at SCRAP,    The Gallery at Ruth's Table, 580 Capp Street, San Francisco.  For more information, contact Lola Fraknoi - or go to Ruth's Table for more information.
  • September 9th, 8th Annual Altered Barbie exhibit - A Date with Barbie show opening, Shotwell 50 Art Space, 50 Shotwell Street between 14th & 15th Streets.          For more information go to
  • September 10th, 8pm Studio 35 Bayview Gallery Grand Opening Benefits SCRAP
  • September 24th, 6p-9p, Recycled Reinvented, From the Artists of SCRAP, Reception with the Artists, The Gallery at Ruth's Table, 580 Capp Street, San Francisco.  Go to Ruth's Table for more information.
For more information email or call 415-647-1746. 

SCRAP is located
at 801 Toland Street, SF, entrance on Newcomb, between Toland and Selby

at the Gallery at Ruth's Table
Bethany Center, 580 Capp Street
September 1, 2010 - January 5, 2011

Artists Reception:  Friday, September 24th, 6-9pm

View the works of a group of talented artists who dedicate a portion of their time and energy as staff members at SCRAP.  The exhibit shows how the SCRAP environment shapes us and helps the communities we live in. Curated by Robert Flynn Johnson, curator emeritus of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Ruth's Table is a center for creative learning rooted in the life of Ruth Asawa located at the Bethany Center, a nonprofit, nonsectarian residence that provides quality housing and services to lower-income people, with a priority to seniors.
For many years Ruth Asawa served as president of the SCRAP Board of Directors and is now president emeritus.
  Open M-F 9a-5p, weekends by appointment.

For more information contact Lola Fraknoi - or 415 821-4515
Workshop Descriptions
ClaudiaSCRAP WORKSHOP: Relief Sculpture with Found Objects

Saturday, September 11, 1-4 pm
Presenter: Claudia Chapline

Join artist and teacher Claudia Chapline and learn how to make a 3-dimensional wall sculpture by attaching scraps and found objects to wood and board panels and other flat surfaces. Create your own composition by juxtaposition of shapes, images and textures.  During this workshop you will learn techniques of adhesive and mechanical joining with nails, screws, nuts and bolts and binding with fibers. Have fun playing with new materials and go home with a personal art work. No special skills required!

About Claudia

Claudia Chapline's paintings and assemblage installations have been shown in galleries and museums throughout the USA and in Europe, Latin America and Asia. She was an artist in residence at Norcal, now called Recology.  She created a recycling trash into art program at Marin Recycling and has curated exhibitions on the art of reuse.

Contact Information

Phone: 415 868-2308
Altered Barbie ShowBarbie - Out-of-the-Box
The 8th Annual Altered Barbie Exhibit
A Date with Barbie

Altered Barbie Exhibit

SCRAP presents two workshops

September 11th 10am-1pm with Charlotte Davis
September 18th 10am-1pm with
Ruby Pearl

Both workshops will be held at
Shotwell 50 Art Space, 50 Shotwell Street.

Get Barbie out of her box by altering a recycled Barbie - build her an environment, or embellish found items with materials from SCRAP.

Sacred in her box, as she emerges she is transformed by adding or removing limbs and embellishment, with the potential of becoming a fantastic, horrible creature or beautiful icon.  Create a new environment for her and/or her cohorts or decorate a Barbie object.

Charlotte Davis is an artist who has worked in many media, producing art jewelry, assemblage, and sculpture. She was a co-founder of The Soft Touch, a Haight Ashbury Cooperative gallery that op
erated for more than 20 years. She discovered hot glue guns 10 years ago and has not looked back.

Ruby Pearl calls her art Sacred Profanities and creates Altar Boxes, Barbies and fine silver jewelry all focused on the divine feminine, which she shows in galleries in the Bay Area.  She teaches occasional workshops and owned Sacred Profanities Gallery in Berkeley.

TMU Dream CatchersSCRAP Workshop: Dream Catchers with Trash Mash-Up

Saturday September 25th, 1p-4p $20
Presented by: Bridget and Jessie McCracken
The people of the Native American Ojibwa tribe who make dream catchers out of willow branches, feathers, beads, and sinew or string inspired this original workshop, by creators Bridget and Jessie McCracken.  It is believed that by placing a dream catcher above a bed, bad dreams will get tangled in the web of the dream catcher, allowing only good dreams to pass on to the sleeper.  The elders of the Ojibwa community made these for the youth.  During this workshop Bridget and Jessie bring this tradition to us with a modern twist, using recycled materials. Participants will be taught how to weave the web of the dream catcher and decorate it.  Students will use a variety of "trash" such as discarded National Geographic magazines, yarn, interesting shinny things that dangle, bottle caps, beads, buttons, found materials, tetra pak and plastic bags to create beads, feathers and ornamentation. Participants will learn about creative reuse, the traditions of Native Americans, and important recycling facts. Students will leave with a completed dream catcher.
About Bridget and Jessie
Jessie and Bridget McCracken are the founders of Trash Mash-Up, a community art project. Bridget and Jessie both graduated from the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre and San Francisco State University. Drawing from their talent for creating original theatrical productions and their commitment to serving their community, TMU is a socially and environmentally conscious art project.  TMU shares cultural traditions with diverse communities in public performances and workshops. Reducing waste by using trash to make art, TMU reminds all of San Francisco that one person's trash could become an entire city's treasure. 
Contact Information
Phone numbers:  415-752-5537

Good Stuff!
Harriet PinCommunity Corner:  SCRAP Artist Harriet Estel Berman

Harriete Estel Berman uses post consumer, recycled materials to construct artwork ranging from jewelry and teacups to entire lawns and works of social commentary. Sculptures include domestic appliances remarking on the roles of women and the influence of advertising in our consumer society.
Harriet also has a line of jewelry that she shared with us.  Featured here is a Green, Blue, White June Flower brooch made with some of the tins she found at Scrap.  This piece has four layers of recycled tin cans with pin stem artfully concealed on the back. It is the size of a large zinnia!
A perfect fashion statement, easy to wear and ready to turn even the simplest outfit into something special.

Harriet's work has shown throughout the United States, Europe, and Africa. Her work has been acquired for the permanent collections of 13 museums including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Detroit Institute of Art, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. 

Find out more about Harriet here..

A few More Things!
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Thank you!
Thank you for your time!  We hope you enjoyed this issue of the SCRAP Monthly Newsletter.  Please consider supporting the work of SCRAP through a donation or joining in on an upcoming event.

Kenan Shapero

Ruth Oprean Cardillo,CPCC

Newsletter Editor