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If you are traveling through the Reno Airport on your way to Burning Man this year we hope you will take a minute and see the Burning Man Airport Show at the DepARTure Gallery- Elizabeth Scarborough - curator, Glenda Solis - jewelry/material culture – and Maria Partridge. The show is open now, thru November 15, 2013, at Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
Burning Man Project teamed with the Black Rock Arts Foundation, The Crucible, The Exploratorium, Maker Faire, Black Rock City LLC and some wonderful donors to make the Youth Educational Spaceship Program (Y.E.S.) a reality. …and three, two, one, the spaceship is off to Burning Man and points afar.
Recently, The Social Network for Social Good published an article that we thought might tell you more about what Burning Man Project is bringing to the world. We liked it and we hope you do too, What Burning Man Can Teach us About Reinventing Society.
Burning Man co-founders Larry Harvey and Michael Mikel (aka Danger Ranger) joined “This is Burning Man” author Brian Doherty for an evening that explored the past, present and future of Burning Man July 24 at Z Space Theater in San Francisco.
A fundraising event for Burning Man Project, it marked the beginning of the Project’s Philosophical Center. A reception and book signing followed the discussion.
“It was a wonderful evening of camaraderie. Hearing about the origins from two of the people who were there at the beginning was a revelation,” said Jennifer Raiser, Treasurer of the Burning Man Project Board of Directors. “We were thrilled with the turnout and the positive response from those who had been to Burning Man and those who had not.”
Burning Man started with a handful of people on Baker Beach, and over 27 years has grown to become a cultural phenomenon that attracts thousands of participants to the Nevada Desert each summer.
The Founders recalled that the move from San Francisco to the desert meant hardship and danger. It could no longer be just a casual outing. “Now it required a commitment,” Harvey said, which tended to “sort people out a bit.” And Michael Mikel added, “It separated people from a safe, easy escape. You had to want to be there.” Doherty said, “I was scared to death. I thought, ‘I’m going to die.’”
Burning Man is turning its attention to the world in ways that are meaningful and powerful. The new non-profit Burning Man Project’s mission is to expand beyond the desert to ignite a cultural, technological and artistic evolution on a global scale.
If you would like to see a video of the event, click HERE.
In December 2012, Burning Man Project was a supporter of Burners Without Borders in its partnership with Haiti’s Jakmel Ekspresyon Art Center, a unique community arts center for an important segment of Haiti’s artistic community. As the people of Haiti recover and rebuild from its 2010 earthquake, this center for creativity and self-expression is a vital part of its future. Burners Without Borders and Jakmel Ekspresyon launched a new arts/artists-in-residence program that will benefit the local economy for the long term! Here is a video that will give you an update: