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Museum Nets Mural Grant
Written by Alameda Sun Published: FRIDAY, 17 FEBRUARY 2012 02:41
According to Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) curator, Michael Schiess, the East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) has agreed to match up to $8,000 raised by PPM before April. The EBCF agreed to the grant after PPM raised $3,200 in a little under a month. So far the Alameda-based non-profit museum has granted more than $13,000 to local artists to paint oversized reproductions of pinball backglass art. The EBCF grant will continue this effort.
Rob Hawkins 2012-02-17 14:53
Thanks to EBCF for your support and to Michael Schiess for his continued efforts to promote educational endeavors for the Art and Science of Pinball! This is truly a worthy and worthwhile cause! The Murals are magnificent!
Check out the following links to some great articles about the latest and greatest things happening at the Pacific Pinball Museum (or in conjunction with us).
In 2012 we have been working hard to spread the love of Pinball Machines to other venues besides our own.
In partnering with other museums and art galleries we have branched out to groups of people who may have never been introduced to Pinball on their own.
August 20, 2012, San Francisco, CA - http://tippnews.com/national-news/visible-pinball-exhibit-opens-at-exploratorium/
August 12, 2012, Alameda, CA - http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/What-s-new-in-arts-and-entertainment-Aug-5-3758111.php
July 26, 2012, Alameda, CA - http://www.insidebayarea.com/timesstar/localnews/ci_21165479/pinball-wizards-at-work-at-alameda-point
Sunday, February 6, 2011
A Radio Show produced by Alexa Vaughn of the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism is available for download.
Certainly one of the best investigations into the workings and ideals behind our organization.
Alameda Island, the site of a former military base, can feel like a 1950s-era small town, with its Craftsman-style homes and neighborhood bars. The addition of a pinball museum, where old-fashioned bonks are more common than electronic beeps, has only heightened that effect. Michael Schiess, a former museum exhibit builder, opened his Alameda pinball palace in 2001, attracting devoted “pinheads” and casual players alike. ANDY WRIGHT