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In The Red: December 12th

We’re teaming up with Opulent Temple to bring you IN THE RED, a gallery party and silent Auction at SOMArts.

We’ve  have had an incredible year. Our dream of having our art on public display came true with Soma on Pier 14, and we continued to show fire art at events throughout California and Nevada. We’ve attracted new volunteers, taught ourselves some new tricks, and generally stayed on track to world domination through creating a collaborative art community.
World domination, however, requires some funding, and we’re currently a little skint. We have goals and dreams for 2015, and need your support to get us there.
IN THE RED
Friday, December 12th
SOMArts, 934 Brannan Street, SF
6:00pm – 2:00am
$20 minimum donation is recommended
Music by Opulent Temple and Ambient Mafia.  IN THE RED features a gallery show of over 70 limited edition archival prints on metal, standard framed prints, and stocking stuffer schwag-galore… and, special for this year, 2 custom, FLG built sculptures for auction.
In the Red is supported by the SOMArts Cultural Center’s Affordable Space Program, which provides subsidized, large-scale affordable space and technical assistance to nonprofits.  SOMArts receives support from the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Community Arts and Education Program with funding from Grants for the Arts/The Hotel Tax Fund.
The mission of SOMArts is to promote and nurture art on the community level and foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures. To find out about SOMArts classes, events and exhibitions, please visit somarts.orgDid we mention that we’re IN THE RED? Please help us get out of the red, and support the Flaming Lotus Girls on Dec 12!Can’t make it and want to donate to us anyway? Go here: Donate

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Soma at Pier 14!

We are very excited to announce the installation of Soma, along the San Francisco waterfront at Pier 14!

Soma translates the anatomy of neurons into metal, fire and light, magnifying the microscopic world to an epic scale — while beautifully demonstrating the conjunction of biotech, technology and art that so defines life in the Bay Area.

Soma, Definition: A soma is the cell body of a neuron, which consists of branching dendrites projecting away at different angles, and an axon, which conducts the nerve signal electrochemically to its neighboring cell.

In this urban installation, Soma features interactive LED lights to create a spectacular daytime and nighttime experience. The LED units, capable of producing 1.6 million colors, are individually controllable. The public is able to interact with Soma’s computer-controlled LED system directly by pushing buttons that activate a simulation of the trans-synaptic action.  The LEDs go on at sunset, every night.

28’ high x 40’, Soma, is made entirely of stainless steel and was originally created for the Burning Man event in 2009. This sculpture is a representation of two neurons connected by an axon bridge, using LEDs to represent the electrical impulses in the brain.

We are thrilled to finally be able to show one of our San Francisco-made sculptures in our hometown! 

Yay for Big Art in Public Places!