Reno?s newest piece of public art has a new home at one of the city?s busiest intersections. Twenty-four bright red steel spines, each 36 feet high, extend above a 10-foot-high black base at the northwest corner of South Virginia Street and McCarran Boulevard in south Reno.
Burning Man Festival » Spirituality exists amid the flames of the counterculture and harks back to early Christianity.
By Xandra Clark, Peninsula Press An excerpt from this article is below. Read the full story on the Peninsula Press. The annual Burning Man festival, long associated with a week of art, anarchy and communal living in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, is on the verge of change.
It would be a mistake to characterize Burning Man as merely a festival in the desert. For one week a year, an entire built environment (dubbed Black Rock City) for tens of thousands of residents emerges out of the flat cracked-sand landscape, only to disappear again at the end.
Burning Man founder Larry Harvey sent burners scrambling to Wikipedia on Friday when he announced the art theme for the 2013 event, “Cargo Cult,” and posed the intriguing question, “Who is John Frum?” It was perhaps the most esoteric and obscure theme ever, but one that I heard only positive reactio
Turnout for a Western North Carolina Burning Man meet-and-greet in the River Arts District last month was a little light, organizers said. So they rallied the arts-minded troops again and drew a much bigger crowd for a Burning Man ?Decompression? event Nov.
Image credit: @meganpru. Metal bar Inferno is to host Shanghai's inaugural Burning Man Decompression event on November 11th from 12-8pm, with an afternoon of film, food, poetry and performances by DJs and artists giving the uninitiated a taste of the Burning Man spirit.
We've seen some stunning sculptures from Burning Man over the years and this one titled Achmed by mixed media artist Karen Cusolito is no exception. The figurative sculpture, weighing in at approximately 6 tons, depicts a man down on his knees and elbows in a state of humility.
By Xandra Clark, Peninsula Press An excerpt from this article is below. Read the full story on the Peninsula Press. A week in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada at the end of summer may not sound like fun to many people.
(Photo by Scott London) It was Burning Man 2012. We had prepared for the worst, and hoped for the best as reports of epic sandstorms streamed in via texts from friends who were already out on the playa.
It’s not exactly the ideal place to build a city: no water, little vegetation, limited animal life, and temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, dropping close to freezing at night. High winds kick up powder-fine dust into blinding storms.
If you love radical self-expression and huge, outlandish sculptures but hate getting dirty in hard-to-reach places, you're in luck. The Downtown Project, brainchild of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, recently signed a deal to bring elaborate sculptures and other artwork from Northern Nevada's Burning Man fe
MADISON, WI.- A pioneer in the use of LEDs and computer-driven imagery, Leo Villareal is increasingly renowned for his sculptural and architectural works that use light to engage audiences in immersive, highly sensory experiences.
Every year at Burning Man, I have the same argument. Someone plays the role of the starry-eyed futurist, someone else is the grizzly survivalist. The futurist says, “If only we had map and chat apps out here, we could meet everyone and see everything! It would be a utopia!” The survivalist says “Hell no. We come out here to get away from all that.” At Burning Man, as in everyday urban life, the answer lies somewhere in between.
Far more than a modern day bacchanal, Burning Man has grown to become one of the most vibrant cultural events in the United States, spinning off art, music, urban planning, and industrial design ideas year round.
Inspectors at Nevada Fest Monitor Kitchens, Try to Ignore Nudity and Pot
When the Burning Man festival begins Aug. 27 at the Black Rock Desert, there will be plenty of art that was made in Reno. Whether in warehouses or someone?s garage, teams or volunteers have been busy pounding away on art projects.
Watch as New Orleans artists describe a 14-foot-tall king cake baby sculpture atop an eight-foot wooden king cake, built to burn at the Burning Man art fest in Nevada in late August.
By Hunter Oatman-Stanford Burning Man is flipping weird. The annual pilgrimage draws tens of thousands of attendees into the middle of an inhospitable desert where they enjoy a week of delusional mayhem, often in a haze of physical and spiritual intoxication (not to mention the dust clouds which fr
If humans follow Curiosity to Mars later this century, we'll need cities modeled on ones that already exist in extreme climates on Earth. Here are six high-tech (and a few low-tech) cities that would have a passing shot at survival in the Martian climate.
FERNLEY — The Black Rock Arts Foundation, working in collaboration with the City of Fernley and the Burning Man Project, is one of the 80 Our Town grantees and will receive $75,000 to develop and install art in Fernley to promote arts-led economic and civic development.
The city of Fernley is a small town that is getting a piece of big art. The Black Rock Arts Foundation, the nonprofit art organization of Burning Man, has been awarded a $75,000 National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant to work with Fernley and install a piece of art.
How God used us at Burning Man.
Event west of Grantsville celebrates art, freedom and fun this weekend.
You’ve probably heard about Burning Man, a week-long festival in the middle of the desert in Nevada, USA, during which an entire city is created from scratch.
Each year around 50,000 people come together at Burning Man, the now-infamous outdoor event in the northern Nevadan desert. Needless to say, the artwork produced is radically innovative, complex and a little wacky.
(May 22, 2012) Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2012 May 2012 -- Ash Ruiz, ex-member of Latin-sensation band, Menudo, formally launches his solo music career Tuesday, June 12, 2012, with a controversial music video after 14 years touring with conscious pop band, Here II Here.
EMS team responds to challenging case at desert festival.
TheWashingtonPost Go to Burning Man, and you’ll find everything from a thunderdome battle between a couple in tiger-striped bodypaint to a man dressed as a gigantic blueberry muffin on wheels.
Last week while I was in San Francisco I stopped by to see my old friends at Burning Man. I was really involved with the organization years ago, as one of their first employees, working on the original Web Team as well as helping out with Media Mecca.
This week's resignation of Andie Grace (aka Action Girl) – who has been the face and voice of Burning Man and its Jack Rabbit Speaks newsletter for most of her 13 years working for Black Rock City LLC (aka the Borg) – is the latest blow to an organization and culture going through a difficult transi
There is a pilgrimage that takes place every summer in the Nevada Desert. 50,000 people head to the sandy wasteland and participate in a week-long festival which culminates with the night time burning of a massive effigy of a human being.
In the deserts of Nevada, there is a mirage-like city that appears and disappears annually, leaving no trace that it ever existed when it goes. The Burning Man Project, started in 1986 and named for the annual bonfire of the Burning Man — an effigy — is a pilgrimage and rite of passage for artists w
Hayes Valley Statue: Giant Illuminated Work To Tower Over Trendy San Francisco Neighborhood (PHOTOS)on February 13, 2012in The Huffington Post
Sometime in the next few weeks, residents of San Francisco's Hayes Valley will get a brand new neighbor--a huge, glowing, tree-topped temple straight from the parched sands of The Playa.
Jon Sarriugarte: Blacksmith And Burning Man Legend On The Playa And The Future Of Oakland (PHOTOS, VIDEO)on January 10, 2012in The Huffington Post
Who: Metalworker, fire master and Burning Man legend, Jon Sarriugarte. Current Gig: Sarriugarte owns Form & Reform, a blacksmithing company where he builds gorgeous custom metal pieces.