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!
Many Building Resources regulars have been peeking into the new Reclaimed Room space to see what all the fuss is about. Broken glass, huge carts, strange and interesting sculptures and more are transforming the room into FUSIONS. FUSIONS features work by Reddy Lieb and Roland Blandy complemented by resident light artist Gregory Benke’s aerial spotlights. Show opens at 5pm tonight and the reception lasts until 8. We truly hope to see you there. The event is free and there will be snacks and drinks provided. The artists have worked hard to create and prepare this work for you and will be there in person this evening! 701 Amador Street, SF CA 94124.
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
A big heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended our opening reception on June 27th. It was a magical evening. Please enjoy the photos and video in this post to commemorate the event. Congratulations to all the participating recycled artists: Gregory Randolph Benke, Martha Jones and Aleksandra Zee who sold her largest piece just before the show-amazing!
The exhibition space is open during normal business hours at Building REsources and these artists will be on display for a few weeks yet to come. Stop by anytime! And, be sure to check out our SUBMIT page if you have environmental art work that could fit with our space, we would love to review your work.
On JUNE 27th from 5-8pm, the Reclaimed Room opens its doors to the public with a reception for recycled artists Aleksandra Zee and Martha Jones with a unique light installation by Gregory Randolph Benke. Celebrate the inaugural event of this exciting new project by Building REsources.
701 Amador Street, SF, CA 94124
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Aleksandra Zee creates three-dimensional objects from found and re-purposed materials, primarily reclaimed lumber. Ranging in scale from small interventions to whole room distortions, she strives to transform the viewer’s perception of the space. As a woodworker Zee creates anything from large scale wall hangings to furniture and tabletops. Zee is interested in the transcendance of the harsh, broken, or discarded materials into objects of soft whimsy. In much the same way, Zee wants the viewer to pause and lose themselves in the altered environment.
Originally from Southern California, Zee is inspired by her travels and living and working in San Francisco.
Martha Jones is a professionally trained interior & architectural designer, artist and owner of Green Mosaics. Jones combines her passion for design, salvaging and reuse into creating recycled art for home & garden. Intrigued by her mother’s Better Homes and Gardens magazines as a child, along with looking forward to local trash night, her unique art and approach blends her environmentally friendly attitude while also slowing down the amount of material put into landfills. Birdbaths are created from discarded satellite dishes,terracotta chimney inserts are mosaic-ed into garden columns, table tops are made from leftover vinyl flooring, and junk mail, wallpaper and old calendars are used for collage picture frames and wall art.