We Invite You to be a Guest at Our Working Lunch

Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Noon to 3:00 pm

The Southern Steak & Oyster Restaurant | 150 3rd Avenue S, Suite #110, Nashville


  • Lunch and updates on the Public Art Archive project
  • Questions and discussion
  • Presentation by Tomas McCabe, Executive Director of the Black Rock Arts Foundation. McCabe will talk about BRAF’s role in supporting civic arts in communities around the world.
  • Questions and discussion
  • One-on-one consultations about documenting your public art collection

Lunch is provided but space is limited. RSVP via email to Rachel.Cain@westaf.org by June 1 to reserve your spot.

About Tomas McCabe

Tomas McCabe is the Executive Director of the Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF). A nonprofit organization, BRAF is an affiliate of the Burning Man Project, with a mission to support and promote community, interactive art and civic participation. Through their Grants to Artists and Civic Arts programs, BRAF works with communities around the world to collaboratively produce innovative, relevant and pioneering works of public art that build community and empower individuals.

McCabe has long been a member of the San Francisco creative community and has worked as a freelance film editor since 1991. He is also an accomplished documentary filmmaker. In 1999, he began a three-year journey, which resulted in an award-winning documentary called “Bums’ Paradise,” which tells the stories and shows the extraordinary creativity of a group of homeless men and women, before and after their eviction from the community they built on the Albany Landfill in the San Francisco Bay. He also developed the concept for and scripted “Gang of Souls,” an hour-long documentary featuring poets from the Beat Generation. A former Executive Director of the Berkeley Conservation and Energy Program, McCabe managed a collaborative project between The City of Berkeley and The Ecology Center to assist ethnically diverse and underserved residents to conserve energy and reduce utility bills.