August 23, 2010

Public reception Wednesday, Sept. 1, 4:30 pm

Experience "Burning Man" Festival in Fallon Art Exhibit

Burning Man Costumes and Culture on Display
Burning Man Costumes and Culture on Display

Northern Nevadans have a unique opportunity to enjoy the costumes, colors and zaniness of the Burning Man Art Festival without traveling to the Black Rock Desert. Western Nevada College Fallon campus is now showing "A Tribe of Artists: Costumes and Culture at Burning Man" in the Virgil Getto Art Gallery through September 15.

All are invited to an exhibit reception on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The collection of photographs and life-size costumed mannequins was created by artist Geoffrey Nelson as part of a 2007 exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. Nelson photographed Burning Man attendees in 2005-2006 in a portable, tent-like studio that he transports and constructs on the desert playa. Through photos of more than 200 "burners," he developed the exhibit that celebrates the creativity and energy of the internationally renowned gathering, which takes place this year August 30-September 6.

As part of the Nevada Arts Council, Nevada Touring Initiative, the exhibit makes its way to communities throughout Nevada, helping to increase access to visual arts and artists.

For more information, contact WNC Fallon Art Professor Gil Martin at 423-7565. The campus is located at 160 Campus Way, Fallon.

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