We are honored that our Compression events — your community fire arts festivals — have been designated Official Nevada 150 Events, making them part of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration of statehood and cultural heritage. We think it’s our uniqueness that they love. We love their logo! Truly, we believe that Nevada is rich in culture, and that it is the responsibility of artists and activists to share their passion so that all may be enriched. This designation helps us get our message out, and hopefully to draw sponsors, so that we can create community-driven fire and alternative arts festivals across the state.
It takes money to burn.
It takes money to burn. If you are feeling philanthropic, if your money is sagging your pants, seize the opportunity during the season of mass material redistribution (or any time it suits you) to make a tax-deductible donation to Controlled Burn and Compression. We are a federal educational 501(c)3 and charitable 509(a)2 non-profit, so your donation is completely tax deductible. Call Erika at 775-686-9608 for help in helping us. Thank you. Your donation would be applied toward fire insurance (our greatest cost), toward our Artown Compression! Art and Fire event participant costs, or as you specify through further discussion. We will provide you with a letter confirming your tax-free donation. Again, thank you. Erika
Nevada Day Parade, Carson City
What better way to expand on Compression than to take it on the road to celebrate Nevada’s 150 years of statehood? We hope to draw funding to allow us to travel throughout Nevada, sharing the diverse talents of Compression artists and contributors as we help communities statewide develop deeper dialogue on local arts events and influences in their hometowns. We will create fire arts celebrations in collaboration with Nevada artists, invite community members to contribute their unique abilities, and throw great arts parties supported by remote, urban, alternative and mainstream Nevadans and Burners.
Homelessness inspires us. We continue to explore all Reno options for our July Artown event. We are tentatively scheduled for July 26, 2014, and hoping to be right downtown — where we belong. Stay tuned for updates as they develop.
Meanwhile, if you are interested in contributing to Compression 2014 in the form of participation, support or attendance, and would like information, please contact us.
Photo by Chuck Spotts
We’ve become homeless. City Plaza will be the staging ground for the Virginia Street Bridge renovation, so cannot host special events. We’ve always lived in City Plaza, so we have no weight, no right, to Artown Saturdays in others’ homes. And so we must move. We will post right away when we have landed!
We would love to know your thoughts. We need some data for proposal preparation to fund the 2014 event.
Please tell us if you have attended Compression (especially in 2013), booked a hotel room, had a beer, made some friends, participated, want to bring your art, bought a chachki, like more fire, need more music, whatever you need to say.
All eyes — and fire
We want to set up the event with your ideas in mind because this community is chock full of great ideas! Everyone’s thoughts are valuable to us. Thank you very much. People are already reserving seats!
Artists, please be sure to credit those whose gifts are shared here. Photographers and videographers, please post or send me (firstname.lastname@example.org) links to files you are willing to share with those you “captured.” Thank you. We LOVE this part of the show!
Don Albonico: http://serriaphoto.smugmug.com/Events/Comperssion-Reno-NV-2013/30875811_jX46nb#!i=2670469537&k=XkTXCS2
Chuck Spotts: https://www.facebook.com/cspotts1/media_set?set=a.10201688381470735.1073741854.1215831846&type=1
RG-J Metromix: http://reno.metromix.com/events/standard_photo_gallery/pics-compression-art-and/3576831/photo/3580870
Teeje Jamison: https://www.facebook.com/teeje44/media_set?set=a.10201157179908309.1073741837.1134250272&type=1
- Our wizard, Stu d’Alessandro (photo by Foxfur)
Photos from Alejandra Moreno at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.521638754575483.1073741828.148313175241378&type=1
If you will send hard copy to Erika with instructions for citation, your work can be included in the proposals and PR for next year’s event. Mail to CONTROLLED BURN, PO BOX 13962, Reno, NV 89507 or message us here and we’ll make arrangements.
We are incredibly happy! The fact that you so beautifully captured our happiness is icing. Thank you.
Erika for Controlled Burn
Thanks so much to our community for sharing your photos and videos with us. We always wonder what it looks like to you. Hopefully you get a glimpse, too, of what it looks like to us. ALL JOY!
In unison. Photo by Teeje Jamison
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33779774@N08/9386805140/in/set-72157634825984451/lightbox/Controlled Burn performing at Compression! Art and Fire 2013 (photo by shortCHINESEguy)
We found a few things that people will surely be missing today. Thank you for coming, but we don’t do sacrifice by fire. If you gave more than you meant to at Compression last night, ask away. Erika 775-686-9608
One of Jeff Schomberg’s contributions to Compression 2013
Compression was made magical by the very many artists and volunteers who gave every ounce of energy to share with Reno what “celebrate” means to happy people. Such gratitude.
One of Jeff Schomberg’s contributions to Compression 2013
Compression brings the culture of Burning Man onto Reno City Plaza and Virginia Street. There’s all manner of fiery stuff going on. Visit the art cars, the vendor garden, the FIRE GARDEN! Reserve a seat (775-686-9608) and enjoy youth, alternative, and FIRE performances on the plaza. We begin at 3 pm with an all-inclusive parade of Burner-style fashion, followed by a “spinning” (object manipulation) playshop, also all-inclusive, so that you can try some of the skills performers will use during the show.
Osiris will host INfeRNO (July 27, 10 p.m.), the official Compression AfterParty at Rise Nightclub (210 N. Sierra) immediately following Compression. DJs include Keith Mackenzie, HATIRAS, KS30, DJ Icon, Dr Jones, Infinite Luv, T-Lo, The Mener, Wombat Combat and Serg Rockwell!
ALL the performers and volunteers are SO excited to bring what they’ve got to Reno for Compression.
Want to bring my style to Reno.
In our eagerness to acknowledge all our many volunteers, we incorrectly named our event rangers. Most rangers are members of Black Rock Rangers, but that entity is not involved in Compression! Art and Fire 2013. We apologize for stepping on toes.