Sand Globe Gathering by Zach Pine
Free Public Instructional Workshop and Collaborative Art Event
Albany Beach, Albany California
1 Buchanan Street, Albany, CA (see http://goo.gl/maps/rxoR1 for map. NOTE: Don’t use the automatic map on this facebook event page, or other online mapping tools to go to “Albany Beach” – they send you into Golden Gate Fields parking lot!)
A Samavesha Community Program Event
I invented my technique for making sand globes in 2000, and have taught over a thousand people how to make them. In five minutes I can teach the basic technique; it usually takes beginners about ten minutes to make a grapefruit-sized globe. The globes have an evocative “planetary” quality, and the process of making them feels great.
At this event, I’ll teach everyone in sight to make sand globes (and encourage them to teach others!) Then, as in all my collaborative art-with-nature events, we’ll create a spontaneously evolving art installation on the beach. Some of us will make moving creations with people and globes. Non-globe creativity involving sand and people is also encouraged of course!
Arrive anytime and join in.
Video of a past event: http://youtu.be/xGQORcJBziE
Photo gallery of past events: https://picasaweb.google.com/108126074991485370240/SandGlobes?authuser=0&feat=directlink
More info: http://www.naturesculpture.com/ (look for the event “Sand Globe Gathering” listed by date.
NOTE: this is an off-leash dog beach.
SPECIAL NOTE: From 1pm-3pm you can also join in the ALDOG Beach Cleanup, held in collaboration with the East Bay Regional Park District. Parking is free, courtesy of Golden Gate Fields. (Drive to the foot of Buchanan Street, by the roundabout and the heron sculpture, and turn left into the Golden Gate fields parking lot. Tell the parking attendant you’re with the cleanup. Park, walk through the eucalyptus grove, and head to the ALDOG sign-in table.) See http://www.aldog.org/announcements-2 for more info about the beach cleanup.
Special secret: http://www.earthinyourhands.org/ is in pre-launch mode. Come visit and see sand globes worldwide.