Sunday, January 20, 2008

the blog of...

...the upcoming show (Bringing Back the Fire: Art and Community at Burning Man and Beyond) we're curating for Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery.
(above: Celtic Forest, by Laura Kimpton & Co--- The central goddess sculpture, with her 'moat' will be in the gallery (photo c Steve Fritz)

Our hope is that this site will make it easier for people to find information about the show,
to participate, and to help make it happen.
Please check back from time to time (below this post) for updates.

Each August, for one brief week, the Burning Man Festival turns a portion of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada into the "world’s largest outdoor art gallery". Some the art that is created there is meant to be burned—and some is not, returning to be seen again. This show celebrates some of each, and the community of participants who have created them.

Below are both images of some of the pieces we know will be in the show, and ones we're hoping to be able to bring.

Finley Fryer's Portal-- (installation of this piece begins this week!) photo, Laurence Cook

Here are four of Jennybird Alcantara's eight paintings, which formed the entrances to the 'Funhouse' beneath the Man, during the year themed 'Psyche'. We're excited that we'll have some of them for the show. (photo Gabe Kirchheimer)

(photo: Gabe Kirchheimer, one of the photographers who will be in the show. pictured: Temple of Forgiveness, David Best & Co., during a performance of Reverend Billy)

The show will include photos of Burners by Geoffrey Nelson, and some of his costumes

One of three panels which comprise the "Game of Hope & Fear", Tony Speirs with Art Farm Motel-- hundreds of contributors.

We're still in need of support to help some artists with costs for truck rentals and expenses of installing their work. Please consider using our paypal button below to make a donation in any amount.

and--we'll see you in February!!

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