Workshops, Materials, and More!
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
email@example.com 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
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call
|Save the Dates! |
- 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.
- October 2nd, 11a-4p, Open House for Teachers & Materials Give Away
- 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 - email@example.com or go to Ruth's Table for more information.
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 http://alteredbarbie.com/.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 TableBethany 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
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 - email@example.com or 415 821-4515
SCRAP WORKSHOP: Relief
Sculpture with Found Objects|
Saturday, September 11, 1-4 pm
Presenter: Claudia Chapline
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!
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.
Phone: 415 868-2308
Barbie - 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
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 operated 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.
SCRAP Workshop: Dream Catchers
with Trash Mash-Up|
Saturday September 25th, 1p-4p $20
Presented by: Bridget
and Jessie McCracken
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.
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.
|Community 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
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..
Share your work with
We would love to know what you are creating
out there with SCRAP materials? Please share with us some photos of
your work, a little about yourself and how you use SCRAP materials for
us to share in next months newsletter!
Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
SCRAP CONTACT LIST |
ideas for new potential donors or have a donation?
Contact Rachel at email@example.com
general question or want to volunteer?
Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org
a workshop question or idea for a workshop?
Contact us at:email@example.com
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.
Ruth Oprean Cardillo,CPCC