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21 DAYS OF BLACK ROCK CITY
TIME LAPSE AND LARGE PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT EXHIBITION  

 IMAGES FROM BURNING MAN

The exhibition is being held at the Marin French Cheese Company,
7500 Red Hill Road Petaluma CA 94952.
   
 
 May 30, 2008 through August 3, 2008. 

The exhibition is free to the public. 

Hours: Saturdays and Sundays,  1:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

ANNOUNCEMENT
 DRUM CIRCLE Gathering at the exhibition
Sunday July 27th   --   3:00 - 5:30pm

Sponsored by Creators Equity Foundation the 21 Days of Black Rock City is an exhibition of time lapse and
over 130 juried, large-format photographic prints of the Burning Man event held yearly at Black Rock Desert of Nevada.
Attendees find the visual experience stimulating, informative and spiritually enriching.
The exhibition is free of charge to the public.


Temple of Joy 2002 by: David Best                             Photograph by: Michelle Bates

Black Rock City is a cultural art gathering and societal experiment of 40,000 plus people in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada undertaken each year by the Burning Man organization. This week-long gathering and event is held around Labor Day each year (please see www.burningman.com).


aerial photograph of Black Rock City - Burning Man

The centerpiece of the exhibit is a 180-degree panoramic-view time lapse of the rise, week-long event, and dissipation of
Black Rock City—the Burning Man gathering, presented on three 50”, high-resolution plasma displays. This innovative time
lapse project consists of thousands of high-resolution sequenced images taken over a 21-day period by 3 cameras arranged
 in a 180-degree view of the Black Rock Desert of Nevada and captures Black Rock City as it emerges from the desert, the week-long event, and its dismantling, all in a 40‑minute program, synchronized and set to music. 

The Foundation and Exhibition honor  Burners without Borders with a selection of photographs by Burners without Borders members Lisa Benham, Tony Garcia, and Tom Price.

Also featured in the exhibition is a selection of 130+ large-format photographic prints taken by nine exceptionally talented photographers, who were selected by the Foundation to participate in its Large-Format Digital Photographic Print Studio Program. The participating photographers are: Michelle Bates; Lisa Benham, Tony Garcia, and Tom Price from Burners without Borders; Jason Day; Matt Freedman; Richard Gilmore; Marcel Peelen; Mary Rachel Reynolds; Philip Solomonson; John W. Tucker, Jr; and Joshua Weaver. Seven of the nine awardees came to the Foundations facilities in Berkeley, California some from as far a field as Canada, Florida, and Washington as Artists-in-Residence, each for a three- to four-day residency. They had access to the Foundations Large-Format Digital Photographic Print Studio and were provided, in addition to room and board, the needed materials and supplies to print and mount their selected works of Burning Man Black Rock City . With hands-on instruction and guidance from the Foundations president, Joshua Reichek, each photographer (3 of the 7 assisted by their significant other) printed and mounted their own work. 

The exhibition opened on Friday, May 30, 2008.  An opening party with delicious free food, wine and cheese was held on Sunday, June 1, from 1 pm to 5:30 pm.  The party was a resounding success - over 400 attendees. There was several hours
of fire performances and poi-hoop-staff spinning and a large drumming circle - and even an art car, by Freddie Hahn of the Black Rock Arts Foundation,

The exhibition runs through August 3rd. The exhibition is open Fridays Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm to 5:30pm, or by appointment. Admission is free. The Marin French Cheese Factory is located at 7500 Red Hill Road, Petaluma.
(For further information, please visit www.reichek.org.)

 Please see the conceptual 3D drawing of a portion of the exhibition below:


                                                                                                    3D rendering by Marty Stack

The exhibition is being held at the Marin French Cheese Company,
7500 Red Hill Road Petaluma CA 94952.
   
 
 May 30, 2008 through August 3, 2008. 

The exhibition is free to the public. 

Hours: Saturdays and Sundays,  1:00 pm – 5:30 pm.



Contact information:
Joshua Reichek 
Creators Equity Foundation
2324 Blake Street Berkeley, CA 94704 USA
Telephone: 510-665-4209 Fax: 510+665-4893
E-mail: reichek@dslextreme.com Website:
www.reichek.org

Organizer of the Exhibition:
Creators Equity Foundation, Berkeley, CA – http://www.creatorsequity.org


Location of the Exhibition:
The Marin French Cheese Company
Winner of the Gold Medal for “Triple Crème Brie” at the 2005 World Cheese Awards
(Approximately 45 minutes driving north of San Francisco)
7500 Red Hill Road, Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 762-6001           (800) 292-6001

 

NOTE:  Though we have the approval of, we are NOT AFFILIATED WITH, THE BURNING MAN ORGANIZATION.    


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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