Monday, September 12, 2011

The Culture of Burning Man Exhibition at WNC

Western Nevada College
2201 W College Parkway
Carson City

Reception for the artists: Thursday, September 15, 5-6:30pm.

Each Labor Day holiday, northern Nevada plays host to one of the largest and most innovative art and cultural events in the nation. Western Nevada College offers a fascinating glimpse into the Burning Man culture of self-expression and self-reliance through a photography exhibit that portrays the art, costumes and ambience of the event. The Culture of Burning Man, in the gallery through October 15, was curated by local artist Maria Partridge. The Black Rock Arts Foundation provided exhibition support.

The thirty-nine poster size photographs depict the innovative sculptures that soar above the playa and depict "burners" in costumes that range from the clever to the weird. The show also features a fascinating array of playa vehicles built or retrofitted to navigate the dusty streets of Black Rock City – from unicycles and roller skates to giant balloons and boats.

The College Gallery is in the Bristlecone Building, at WNC Carson City. The gallery is open Monday-Friday, 8am - 9pm, and Saturday, 8am - 5pm, excluding holidays. Admission is free.

[image and text from the gallery press release]

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