Fireside Lounge: Rosie the Riveter

Friday, May 6, 2011 • 6:30-9:30PM
$10 at door / Crucible Members are free

Event Press Release

Join us for an evening of celebrating powerful women in industrial art. This girl power–filled event will host an industrial art show, fire performances, an appearance from the B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls, music by DJ Mancub from the Space Cowboys, fire sculptures, an appearance from the Rosie The Riveter Trust with three original Rosies, discounts on Crucible classes and live industrial arts demonstrations highlighting welding, machine shop, moldmaking and foundry.

Mix with actual Rosies from World War II and learn more about female industrial artists playing their role in history. Patrons are encouraged to dress in their finest 1940s inspired garb. There will even be a Rosie The Riveter costume contest. Bring your own bandana and the Rosie The Riveter Trust will teach you how to tie your bandana like Rosie. Also enjoy a performance art piece dedicated to Rosie. Food will be available from Michael Brown Catering, as well as cupcakes from Idle Hands Bakery.

Discounts on Crucible class tuition will be available to attendees who register at the event. New students will receive 20% off class tuition and Crucible members will receive 25% off class tuition. In addition, guests can put their $10 cover charge towards the cost of the class. A door prize raffle and the costume contest will also offer attendees a chance to winning free tuition on a Crucible class. All ages are welcome. There is a $10 cover at the door and Crucible members are free.

And don’t forget your rallying cry, “We can do it!

Event Highlights

• Live industrial art demonstrations in featured areas: Foundry, Moldmaking, Welding and Machine Shop
• Spectacular art show showcasing work from featured areas
• Amazing molten metal pour
• Fiery stage performances
• Special appearance by B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls
• Groovin’ beats by DJ Mancub from the Space Cowboys
• Beautiful fire sculptures
• Performance Art piece, “The Sphere”
• Inspiring visit from original “Rosies” and The Rosie The Riveter Trust
• Quirky “Rosie The Riveter” costume contest
• Tasty food from Michael Brown and sinful cupcakes from Idle Hands Bakery
• Exciting discounts on Crucible classes
• And chances to win free tuition on a Crucible class!

The Sphere
The Sphere created in 1982 by Billy Hiebert is 4 ft across and
composed of 20 individual sections. Spheres are one of the
strongest and most perfect forms known in nature and Billy’s piece
is a metaphor for all of us who have ever felt the need to safely
hide the expression of our creativity from the world. This piece
is dedicated to Rosie the Riveter and all those who followed
the rallying cry, “ We Can Do It,” and The Crucible’s motto
to “ inspiring creativity in everyone.”

At 8:40pm, in one symbolic motion, we will remove the
boundaries that inhibit creativity and free the spirited soul within
the sphere.

Event Location & Directions
The event will be located at:
The Crucible
1260 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Directions…

Parking
The Crucible has a very small parking lot on the corner of 7th & Union that will be available for disabled placard parking only. Those spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and go quickly. There are also two paid parking lots that will be staffed. One is on Kirkham Avenue and the other is the 5th Street lot by BART. Please do not park in lots owned by local businesses or the residential area behind The Crucible; your car may be towed.

Public Transit
Ditch the car and don’t worry about parking – The Crucible is easily accessible by BART! From the West Oakland BART Station, exit onto 7th Street, turn right and walk 2 blocks east to Union (at the 2nd light). The Crucible is on the northwest corner of 7th & Union, at 1260 7th Street. To plan your BART trip, visit www.bart.gov.

 



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