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Put Your Money Where Your Art Is: Interview with Metal Artist, Adrian Rodriguez

Welded sculpture by Adrian RodriguezAdrian Rodriguez has been a lifelong artist, but it was only after discovering The Crucible with the help of his high school teacher, did he start realizing his full potential as an industrial artist. In this interview with writer, Sarah Dabby, Adrian takes us on his artistic journey and offers pithy […]

Bike Program Needs Your Vote to Win $25,000

Dear Community Members, Friends, Family Members, Passers-By, Colleagues, and Artists Everywhere,We’re excited to announce that The Crucible has been chosen as one of 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist Facebook Challenge! Our “Bikes for West Oakland” initiative is now in the running to receive a $25,000 through a crowd-sourced, voter-based contest on Facebook. YOUR votes […]

2014 Playa Bound: Free Summer Open House

We’ll feature several works in progress for deployment in Black Rock City later this summer, including the 27 foot/400 screen fractal projection machine Between Dimensions, roving cocktail bar K9 Mark IV-BM, and the multi-media Visual Orchestra. We’ll also be joined be fire spinners and dancers for a fire jam performance between 1:30 and 3:00. Crucible […]

Teacher Takes Class on a Hands-On Ancient Civilization Adventure

Orinda Intermediate School students in The Crucible’s smithy. At The Crucible, educators like Bobby Glasser have a special place in our hearts.  A sixth grade Language Arts and Social Studies (Ancient Civilizations) teacher at Orinda Intermediate School, Bobby joined The Crucible community in 2006, when he attended the Seven Deadly Sins show.  From there, he […]

The Crucible Says It Out Loud

The Crucible is taking steps to define our presence in West Oakland. If you’ve come in for a class or whizzed by on BART in recent weeks, you’ve surely noticed our brand new self-identifying letters at the top of our warehouse.  Now for the real question: When, not if, to add fire to the letters? […]

Youth Internship Focus: Robert Collins, Part 1

Robert Collins, a senior and theater production specialist at the Oakland School for the Arts, embodies everything we love about our Youth Programs at The Crucible. After an impromptu visit to The Crucible’s Open House, Robert stumbled upon a world of welding, crafts, and fire – and has since joined the space as a dedicated […]

A Note About Our Youth Programs

At The Crucible, we’re never short of inspiration. We have talent: people who create inventive, imaginary, beautiful things on a daily basis – and who help teach us how to find our creative genius along the way. We have community: people who dedicate their time, effort, energy, and whole soul into making The Crucible a special […]

Hot Couture Dazzles and Inspires the Community

With the fashion back on hangers, the runway disassembled and the fire poofers put away (for now), we wanted to take a moment and thank The Crucible community for helping make our second Hot Couture fashion show even hotter, more creative and dynamic than we dared imagine.  We could not have put on two sold-out […]

Hot Couture 2013 Designer Spotlight: Alex Glowaski

In our final Designer Spotlight, staff writer Sarah Dabby chats with maker-artist Alex Glowaski to discuss brainwave-reactive headsets, internet-enabled pieces, and her huge dreams for Hot Couture and beyond. She will be showing two pieces at The Crucible’s Hot Couture: A Fusion of Fashion and Fire on January 11-12, 2013. Alex Glowaski is a tech support […]

Hot Couture 2013 Designer Spotlight: Coyote Counter Collective

Photo courtesy of Coyote Counter Collective. Coyote Counter Collective is a cooperative art and design space in North Oakland formed by group of artists banded together to re-imagine structures on their own terms. The corner storefront is equal parts gallery, boutique, studio workspace, garment re-construction factory, style hub, and general one- stop waypoint for cultural […]

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