Reno’s First Sculpture Festival

Reno’s First Sculpture Festival

May 8th to 10th, 2015 ~ This year a collective of Reno Artists lead by Aric Shapiro created and hosted Reno’s first Sculpture Festival. A 3-day event in downtown Reno filled with big art… interactive spaces, and live music. It is so exciting to see the how Reno has embraced and supported the arts. In 2007 Burning Man partnered with the city of Reno to bring Burning Man are to the city. It started with the Mangrove Project which consisted of 11 trees made out of recycled materials and stayed up for 3 months. The following year they did it again with the Celtic Forest, only it was bigger and more interactive and had fire and metal art. And each year the city brings more big art to the spaces and place for the general public to enjoy and engage. For more details check out Reno Sculpture...

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Building Community Through Burning Man Art

Building Community Through Burning Man Art

Since 2007 Burning Man has partnered with the city of Reno to place art from the event throughout the city. There are currently 12 public art pieces in the city of Reno. These projects have brought the community together to create a new face to the Biggest Little City. Maria Partridge speaks about the connection between art and community. “One community at a time, we CAN change the world”. Check out Maria Partridge’s TEDx – Reno 2014 presentation....

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Bringing sound art to Burning Man

Bringing sound art to Burning Man

In the fall of 2014, Claire Kenway of ClaireLabs contacted me to discuss the possibility of bringing her sound art piece, Windcatcher, to Burning Man. The piece consists of a wind turbine, an aeolian harp and a large set of wind chimes to create music played by the wind. I was excited to find out that Windcather was already built and being stored on Vancouver Island. After some discussion we agreed that despite it already having been displayed in Montreal, Canada for a year as well as at the BassCoast Festival in BC, there would still need to be some modifications made to the piece in order to make it ‘playa worthy’. Plans, budgets and proposals are all done and now it’s just a matter of raising the money to bring it to playa.  ...

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