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Rebar is OFFICIALLY in the Running for the Mission Small Business Grant!

Thanks to everyone who voted for Rebar for the Mission Small Business Grant. We received more than the 250 votes needed, and now we’re in the running! Recipients will be announced mid September. Keep your eyes peeled!

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VOTE for Rebar for the Mission: Small Business Grant!

Rebar has applied for a small business grant through a promotional program of Chase Bank and LivingSocial called “Mission: Small Business,” which offers twelve $250K grants to small businesses around the country. To be in the running for a grant, …

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The de Young Museum announces Rebar as a 2012 Artist Fellow

The de Young Museum has announced Rebar’s collaborative 2012 Artist Fellowship. Teaming up with artist Sean Orlando and in partnership with the Black Rock Art Foundation, we will be developing Urbanauts, a speculative exploration of urban infrastructure and the everyday urban experience: “Through …

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Bubbleware Invade Austin

On April 14th Rebar landed in Austin as part of Art City Austin, a half art festival half block party put on by Art Alliance Austin.  The festival marked Bubbleware’s first stateside deployment outside of San Francisco.  Art City Austin …

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Rebar Collaborates with the DC Office of Planning

In April, Rebar teamed up with the Washington DC Office of Planning, the 14th Street Uptown Business Association, and curator Justine Topfer to participate in a citywide public art project, 5×5. Together we put on a series of events and …

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Rebar amps up for Urban Play in Køge, Denmark

Check out the construction of Rebar’s upcoming installation at  Søndre Havn (South Harbor) in the historic seaport city of Køge, southwest of Copenhagen, Denmark.  As part of the Urban Play exhibition, Rebar is exploring Køge’s history with a constructed landscape of …

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All Streets

Check out this mouth-watering map of the contiguous United States, comprised solely of the nation’s 240 million individual road segments. Other spatial characteristics emerge from this minimal, highly specific data set–a terrain of urban and rural areas, mountain ranges, valleys, …

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Art Square in Kaunas, Lithuania

Art Square, a whimsical project in Kaunas, Lithuania, struck us as particularly Rebar-ish. Members of the London-based international design collective, Art Pit, transformed an abandoned Soviet fountain into an engaging public hangout. Rather than denying the original identity of the …

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Working Textiles Exhibit

Rebar’s Blake Hudelson and Kristin Saunders are involved in a new exhibit entitled Working Textiles at Rock Paper Scissors Gallery in Oakland. Working Textiles explores exciting new methods of making, replacing the systems traditionally created through looms and knitting patterns with …

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Rebar on the Road – Minneapolis

For many of us who hail from the metropolitan city of San Francisco, Middle America is often unfairly referred to as the “flyover states.” In a recent visit to the architecture program at the University of Minnesota by one of …

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Nomadic Grove is installed!

Nomadic Grove was installed last Wednesday followed by a lovely opening reception at the Contemporary Jewish Museum to mark the beginning of the exhibit, Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought. Many thanks to the museum’s security, Rebar’s intrepid …

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Intersection: Public Art for Portland’s Clinton Street Station

For more than a year, Rebar has been working on a monumental public art piece for Portland Tri-Met’s Clinton Street station, a stop along Portland’s new Portland-Milwaukie light rail line. The design is finalized and we are please to unveil …

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