Alternative Cosmos closes on March 17th! Special Offer for the final days includes $75 off all artwork by Solis! Get a great deal on work by this great artist!
Many Thanks to all who stopped by the Building REsources booth at the recent and most awesome West Coast Craft Fair!
Thanks to Angel for working the table and holding the raffle drawing for RED SHOVEL Glass! The winners of the RAFFLE are:
Saturday: Kelli R.
Sunday: Barb Fujimoto.
Congratulations! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone! Thanks for supporting Building REsources and the Reclaimed Room!
The LIVING Show opens tomorrow night!!
Style & Sustainability with Samuel Fleming Lewis & Tony Hurd
701 Amador Street, SF 94124
Opening Reception: Nov 14th, 5-8pm, FREE
On display: Nov 14th – Jan 14th
Get to know our artists better by checking out their profile videos and meet them in person Thursday night at our opening reception. This show transforms our space into our most ambitious display to date.
Samuel Fleming Lewis is part of the design team at InStudio located on the port of San Francisco. He will be exhibiting some of his more personal works as part of the Reclaimed Room’s next installation, The LIVING Show-Style & Sustainability. Lewis reconfigures remnants of his past into artwork for the future. He demonstrates incredible style and engages deeply with sustainable art practices, recycling broken mirrors, repurposing old media like Ebony and Interview magazines, and finding new life for leftover work products like furniture and architecture hand drawings and photographs remade into lanterns, mirrors and other unique designs. Delve further into his process and personality by viewing our latest artist profile video.
Tony Hurd is a master builder. His extraordinary talents explore reuse in dynamic and intuitive ways. This exhibit brings forth his innovative living pod solutions, fanciful beehives and metal art that reflects serenity and family in vivacious ways. Prepare for some surprises, too. Hurd is a tornado of a artist and often whipping things together in his mind, body and soul. He also invites you to physically engage with his work, sit, sand, relax and unwind within the pieces to truly appreciate this artist’s works. See Hurd in action and some of the pieces that could not possibly fit in our venue in his artist profile video.
Building REsources has a unique blend of practical, strange and innovative offerings. In the coming months, we will be working to help better demarcate the regular sections in the yard, highlight unique finds and educate the greater public about the amazing potential that resides in the concept of reuse. Most of the regulars know what kind of gems one can stumble upon here but even the regulars have grandiose tales to tell of reclaimed materials they found no where else but BR. Join this mini-revolution on the industrial shores of San Francisco’s bay, we are open every day from 9:00-4:30pm. As a nonprofit organization, Building REsources partly operates through a generous grant from the San Francisco Department of the Environment. Here is a breakdown of what we offer the community.
marble and tile
sinks, baths, and toilets
doors, doors, doors
tumbled glass: various colors
Tumbled glass is made with reclaimed wine bottles that are put through a special process that mimics the ocean’s effect on glass over time.
Part of the BR warehouse has been re-imagined as an exhibition space for environmental arts, crafts and media. This initiative programs shows every two months and creates opportunities for learning, teaching, engaging and collaborating in the physical space and online.
Artists are encouraged to submit a proposal to ReclaimedRoom@gmail.com. Our next reception is slated for September 12, 2013 and features work by local artists Reddy Lieb and Roland Blandy as well as the awesome “Chaos Theory” centerpiece by resident light artist, Gregory Randolph Benke. Save the Date!
Matt Levesque, program manager of Building REsources, took a dozen young aspiring community leaders from Indonesia on a tour of the Building REsources facility to help inspire them for community projects at home. The group was a media saavy bunch with smart phones and cameras to document the whole thing. Legacy International is a nonprofit organization that generates citizen participation worldwide. To learn more about their program please visit www.globalyouthvillage.org
Lady Saphire and Solis in person at the Reclaimed Room exhibition space tonight from 6-8pm to revel in their recent installation!
Join us at 701 Amador Street for snacks and drinks on the house and a chance to meet and mingle with our current featured artists!
Get some insight on her process by viewing her profile video below!
Learn more about Solis through his artist video below!