The folks at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport sent along some more information about the airport’s Burning Man exhibit and how hosting the artwork is helping to build bridges between the community and the “Burners”.
According to airport spokesman Brian Kulpin:
“For many years, the local community did not embrace the Burning Man event. But over the past few years, we have been building our relationship with the “Burners”. Last year we hosted a Burning Man welcome center in baggage claim to help offer information and transportation to the Burners. We offered a sign-in book, and people from 30 different countries signed in.”
Kulpin says the current exhibit, which is curated by the Black Rock Arts Foundation (the artistic wing of Burning Man) includes 48 photographs of the event as well as three display cases of memorabilia and two sculptures. It will be in place through September.
And sometime in July the airport will host an event featuring performing artists from Burning Man, music and guest speakers.
We’ll let you know when that gets scheduled.
(Photos courtesy Flickr user weststudio. Thanks.)