Saturday, June 1, 2013

Scenes from Burn2 "Color Outside of the Lines"

Last weekend, the Burn2 group held a spinoff springtime event of the noted major art event in the fall. At "The Playa," they held an event called, "Color Outside of the Lines."

Color Outside Of The Lines brings a May explosion of creation and celebration of mother to the Virtual Playa! In remembrance of the time of our early beginnings: Paper, empty as our abilities, was given to us along with crayons. So we created art.  As paint boxes and coloring books appeared, we still created art, now of structure and less of our first faltering attempts.  As we grew in our art, “She” (our mother figure) was always at our sides, guiding us, praising us, swift with tape and magnets to post our results upon fridges. She was always there to encourage us and to push us further to use chalk, clay, and anything that came to hand. She was our muse and sponsor, and always gave us permission to COLOR OUTSIDE OF THE LINES.

 The event took place on May 24th and 25th at Deep Hole. I dropped by on the 25th, and some examples of how people "celebrate the act of art creation" seemed to be a bit random.

The main tent.

 "The Man," with someone sitting on top.

 I was soon joined by one of the Burners, Mia Wallace (Mia Quinote). She wanted to show me around a little.

A DJ party in one corner of Deep Hole

 This bit of art, Mia wasn't sure why one childhood toy had a name change, and the other didn't, suggesting maybe it could have been called, "Playa-Doh."

Join us May 24th and 25th for a two-day event with music and collaborative creative art building. Celebrate the act of art creation and the role of Her (our mother figure). 
The Playa will OPEN to the public at NOON on FRIDAY, May 24th until MIDNIGHT May 25th at Burning Man- Deep Hole.
Drum, Play, Celebrate: Come join the Lamplighters each day to drum and perform. There are no bystanders.
Create, Share, Keep: Small creative areas are setup for participants to "color outside of the lines" by moving the different shaped objects supplied or adding their own to a group art piece that will only last four hours (take a copy! quick!). 
Join us, free your inner Burner, and once again explore art and honor the mother muse we all have.


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