April 2013 Newsletter; Spring is Blooming at American Steel Studios!


More bacon than the pan can handle. News, events, and updates from the Steel Shed and around town.

Spring is Blooming at American Steel Studios!

Introducing our new Events Calendar, updated almost daily.

American Steel Studios’
Art + Industry Open Studios 

Saturday May 11, noon-11pm
Sunday May 12th, noon-5pm

The American Steel Studios Community comes together to showcase, delight, and demonstrate the breadth and depth of what happens inside this six acre building.  
Behind the scenes tours, performances, and interactive displays abound, inside and out. Meet the artists, ask how, learn, and become involved with this beautiful and tireless community of artists and innovators.

May 13-18 the entire display will still be on exhibit, and available by appointment.

Enlightenment Room,” by Nick Dong, One of over 40 artists showcased at Art + Industry 
Learn More Here

Happenings at American Steel Studios

Ralph J Bunche High School Partnership

Students from the Biology class have been volunteering planting our living wall. Art students from Mr. G’s class will be creating a living mural on the Poplar wall facing the school.  Thank you Principle Steele for helping to make this happen!
Read the full story here

Pantry Labs at American Steel Studios

Dedicated to bringing fresh healthy food and drinks to people through refrigerated kiosks, 24hrs a day / 7 days a week, Pantry labs is changing the game for food options in the Bay Area. We have their very first one in Bay 6!

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The Oakland Indies Category Nominations

American Steel Studios: “Soul of Oakland” and “Pillar”
Karen Cusolito“Pillar”
CORE Foods: “Innovative Newcomer”

Thank you everyone. Please join us at the awards! 

Living Wall Planting Day April 27-28, 11-5pm

Help build a living wall with Groundation Foundation! On April 27th-28th 11-5pm, come for a free lesson on building living walls while actually putting one together! Welding, planting, building, gathering… Join us at American Steel Studios 1960 Mandela Parkway, enter on 20th street. 


Rachael Hospodar and Anachitectural

OakTown Hall, a showcase of sustainability and self-reliant innovation, is proud to announces their artist residency program in AX Gallery with Rachael Hospodar.

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Zachary Coffin featured by Ignite.Me

Dedicated to art and forward-thinking ideas, Ignite.me featured Zachary Coffin and his piece “The Universe Revolves Around YOU” that he created at American Steel Studios.

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Stephen Bruce featured by SF Chronicle

Stephanie Wright Hession featured Stephen Bruce’s piece “Dominica” in her story entitled Red Umbrellas is a chance to meet artists in the SF Chronical.

read the full post here

Goings On In West Oakland

The Crucible’s 8th Annual Fire & Light: Soiree and Art Auction

Saturday, April 27th
 1260 7th Street Oakland
All proceeds support the Crucible’s educational programs.

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Maker Faire May 18 + 19

Check out a model of our living wall, engage with large scale sculpture, enjoy pottery, welding, and letter press workshops, and lots more from our amazing artists!

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FREE Health Insurance Clinic for artists, performers, and the self-employed

What the health reform bill means + what to expect with next year’s insurance exchange, How to choose a plan + decipher health care lingo

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Flux at Coachella!

Created by Flux FoundationSidewalk’s End, an 80′ long, soaring installation piece involved the efforts of almost 50 builders and a 40 person crew to install and show at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
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Featured Innovator

David Johnston Sharp Teeth Press

Mix a classic design sense with modern materials, some of the most significant advances in printing technology, print on machines that are rarely seen and you get books and stationary with an aesthetic both rare and beautiful.

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People In West Oakland

Terrie Odabi and WorkAbility 1

4 staff are changing the lives of 826 students in Oakland Unified School District, and they will pay these youth to intern with you while they build their lives and futures.

Read the full story here

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