It is no wonder that the...
"7 Wonders" of the world are all feats of architecture-great buildings move the spirit, and in every case are magical movements of community, unique, poetic products of the heart. Our explorations of architecture this season connect us and define cultures!
We see architecture as art, merged with science and technology, acquainted with history, nature, and imaginings of the future. These are the same "construction principles" used by the artist staff at Nimbus when designing our programs for you each season-merging all aspects of the world around us into a form that inspires creativity.
Like bridges, these activities span great inspiration. But instead of spanning waterways and connecting landforms they connect new people and great ideas...
Come see the works of ceramicist Evan Hobart, one of many artists exhibiting this season, who combines delicate studies of nature embedded in the architecture, cityscapes, and cultures of man. Learn to construct through the art of welding and fusing metals in our new "fire arts" program. AND DO NOT MISS the experience of NIMBASH 2013 inspired by the ideas gracefully given by esteemed San Francisco architect Olle Lundberg-One man's vision and love of space has inspired us to see that we are all drawn to a place for reasons which go beyond the 5 senses.
Gustave Eiffel saw his tower in the form of a serious object, rational, useful; a great baroque dream which quite naturally touches on the borders of the irrational... architecture is always dream and function, expression of a utopia and instrument of a convenience.
-Roland Barthes, The Eiffel Tower and Other Mythologies
Following in the work of Lundberg and Eiffel, NIMBASH 2013 is thus inspired:
Dream + Function = Artistic Utopia!
As we ponder the future creation of a space for Nimbus Arts, how we might look at the creative expression of that space, and the critical design elements that make an artist's space both functional and inspiring... what we know is that Nimbus is very nimble at making places for art to happen. From carting a mosaic project into the veterans home, to assembling our Dia de Los Muertos celebration at a college campus, or installing a summer art camp on 13 acres of farmland, what we at Nimbus believe deeply is that architecture is more than just designing rooms. It is visualizing and imagining the future of those within it; making room for art and inspiration is vital to us all.
See you soon!
-Jamie Graff, Director
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