The Crucible Fireside Lounge: Shape/Shift

The Crucible's Fireside Lounge is an intimate evening of art, industry, community and entertainment.   Sip cocktails and check out the artwork by students and faculty.   There will also be fire and industrial arts demonstrations as well as discounts for Crucible classes.  Admission is $10 at the door and is free for members of The Crucible.

The theme of the night is "Shape/Shift" - exploring the lines and texture of raw materials and the dynamic processes that shift their natural shape into refined representations of artists' imaginations. There will be a fascinating lecture about how the shape of art has shifted through time.

See demos of

•Ceramics
•Fire Performance
•Glass Blowing
•Glass Flameworking
•Moldmaking
•Neon & Light
•Stone Working
•Textiles & Soft Sculpture
•Wood

The neighborhood is a bit rough, so don't bring purses or backpacks and try to go with a few people if you can. Dress down and wear warm clothing.  The foundry is cold. 

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[masked]th Street. To plan your BART trip, visit www.bart.gov.

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  • Sam

    Ok traffic moving era 6:45 pm

    October 12, 2012

  • Sam

    Going to be arriving closer to 7

    October 12, 2012

  • Cyndi

    anybody coming from Marin/ Berkeley and wants to car pool??

    October 10, 2012

    • Joyful

      I am a female in the Berkeley area...close to 580 if you want to go together. Send me a private message.

      October 12, 2012

  • Cyndi

    anybody going from marin side?? want to carpool/ drive and bart it together? sounds like the neighbor is not the safest to be on your own. is the group meeting together?

    October 12, 2012

    • Kuro K.

      Though this is not the safest neighborhood, you'll be walking for just 2 blocks on a well lit street from BART station. I won't be worried too much. If you don't mind going a bit late, I can walk with you from West Oakland BART station or meet you in downtown Berkeley. Message me by 5pm with your phone# if that's something you want to do.

      October 12, 2012

  • Kuro K.

    I may be coming 1/2 hour late. How can I find you guys?

    October 12, 2012

    • Sam

      Hi Kuro...usually we will chat for around 20 minutes then wander throught the exhibits then reconvene. It's a huge space so just be tenacious and you'll find us...

      October 12, 2012

  • Sheila

    BTW, I live in Lafayette and carpool is an option too:) I can drive or ride. Thanks in advance.

    October 12, 2012

  • Sheila

    I'd love to join you tonight. Is there anyway I can meetup with one or more people so I'm not alone?

    October 12, 2012

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