Young Artists Flaunt Their Art at Downtown Oakland Gallery

The Crucible’s Cathedral Gallery Hosts Artists Ages 8-17 in Its Show, “Flamboastin’”

Oakland, CA, August 20, 2010 --( The Crucible ( will debut its first ever Bay Area youth sculpture show at its gallery in Oakland’s historic Cathedral Building on Thursday, August 19, 2010, from 6-9pm. “Flamboastin’” will showcase artwork by young industrial artisans from ages 8-17. The call for this first-time show brought in over 150 submissions, but the gallery could only hold 88 extraordinary pieces. The three-dimensional artwork includes metal jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, glass, woodworking, blacksmithing and kinetic artwork. The title of the show, “Flamboastin’,” comes from Oakland’s vibrant urban vernacular and means to be flamboyant while boasting at the same time, as well as to be strong and to speak with pride.

"'Flamboastin'' is a spectacular display of the boundless imagination and artistic skill that Bay Area youth possess," says Gallery Director Daniel Stauber. "Amazingly, the young artists achieve the degree of excellence demanded in a metropolitan gallery. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to exhibit these remarkable works of art."

The Crucible’s Cathedral Gallery is located at the corner of Broadway and Telegraph Avenues, in downtown Oakland, and is open Monday through Friday, from 11AM-2PM. “Flamboastin’” will run through October 1st, with an opening reception on Thursday, August 19th, 6-9PM, with a special viewing during Oakland’s First Friday Art Walk on September 3rd, from 6-9PM.

About The Crucible
The Crucible is a non-profit arts education center that fosters a collaboration of arts, industry and community by teaching and showcasing fire, metal, glass and light art. Founded in 1999, The Crucible currently offers more than 500 classes to nearly 5,000 students annually in everything from bronze casting to neon, welding to glass working, blacksmithing to fire dancing and textiles to woodworking. Visit our website for more information:

The Crucible
Jennifer Harrity
510-444-0919 Ext. 123