LOVE from American Steel Studios
|Seven giant sculptures find a home in Brazil, the 17th annual Art of Living Black Satellite Exhibit, more upcoming exhibits, neighborhood clean ups, cooking classes, and a follow up from our new city councilwoman Lynette McElheney…We have always been in love with our neighborhood and are proud to be a part of it. Learn what is happening now.|
Brundo Hosts Ethiopian Cooking Classes
March 9 – Chef Special Feature
March 23 – Cooking Class
Classes are followed by a sit-down meal with honey wine. where: American Steel Studios, 1960 Mandela Parkway, West Oakland (enter on 18th Street)
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In October, seven of the giant steel sculptures that have towered over American Steel Studios for the last several years have been packed up for their journey to their new home in South America. The figures will become part of an emerging rain forest preserve in Brazil, at which replanting has been underway for three decades.
What does our Living Wall mean for West Oakland?
Since their conception, living walls, vertical gardens, and green roofs have grown in popularity. Sprouting up on city buildings, in homes, museums, hotels, and now on our building in the industrial center of West Oakland, the development of new techniques and creative reuse of materials is making it possible to grow gardens almost anywhere.
The Art of Living Black at American Steel Studios!
Join us for the 17th annual The Art of Living Black! We are proud to host 11 of the artists in this satellite show.
dates : Saturday + Sunday Feb 23 + 24 and March 2 + 3
time : 11am – 6pm
locale : 1960 Mandela Parkway, West Oakland
Metal X Two Exhibit in SF – Grant Irish and Michael Maes
American Steel Studios artist Grant Irish is now exhibiting in San Francisco at the Atrium.
January 24 through April 4, 2013
Writing West Oakland’s Next Chapter
Lynette McElhaney, our new City Councilwoman for Oakland District 3, opened her first community meeting with strong promises of change despite the many challenges she faces as part of City Hall’s freshman class. An eloquent speaker, she stressed that hope hangs on participation.
Cleaning up West Oakland
US Military veterans and local artists came together to clean up over 2,000 lbs of trash in West Oakland as part the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service.
Featured Innovator: Adam Arrington
Adam Arrington: Finding the perfect balance between art and function
Want to make wood do things that make people stop and marvel at the beauty of a display case? Use technology popular in Columbus’s time while supporting the local economy and having a positive environmental impact?
Cool Neon Funhouse Productions
Walking the Fat Line between Business and Pleasure Walk into Cool Neon and you mayjust get to meet Benny, the owner and one of the nicest humans you may ever get to work with. “I love working with talented people with great projects and taking care of the lighting end for them”.
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