Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Burn Baby Burn... Artcite's Farenheit Fest...


More Artcite Inc. news. Read the following, I stole it from their website...:
SATURDAY, September 27, 2008 (rain date: Sunday, September 28; watch website for details in case of rain)
“SIXTH ANNUAL FAHRENHEIT FESTIVAL OF FIRE SCULPTURE”
Location: at the Town of LaSalle's Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex at at 2121 Laurier Parkway in the Town of LaSalle, Ontario (off Malden Rd.) (Tickets: $5/ adult; children under 10 FREE—limit 3 children free per paid adult)
Presented by Artcite Inc., Windsor's artist-run centre for the contemporary arts, the 2008 Fahrenheit Festival is a family-friendly, truly "spectacular" spectacle in the great outdoors--and Canada’s first Fire sculpting festival.
Featuring fiery opening performances and feats of daring by Detroit's acclaimed Fire Fabulon Troupe, this year's Fahrenheit Fest will feature over 12 firey sculptures created by talented artists from Windsor and Essex county and from across Canada.
Doors open at 6:45 pm. Show starts at 8:00 pm with the always-fabulous Fire Fabulon.Tix only $5 adults; children under 10 yrs FREE w/ paid adult admission (limit 3 children free per paid adult).Tix available in advance by calling Artcite: 519-977-6564. Tix available at the door the evening of the event only.
NOTE: BYO chair, blanket, bug spray, etc. (Please! No BYO beverages! No coolers, alcohol or glass bottles allowed on festival site).
** Additional events leading up to "Fahrenheit Festival", see below.
For more info, link to: http://www.artcite.ca/fahrenheit/
So what IS Fire Sculpture?
"Fire sculpture" harnesses the beauty of fire as a creative, performative act: the beauty of "Fire Sculpture" is not limited to the creation of a beautiful object (what is traditionally considered the "art"), but is rather focused on how each unique sculpture burns. Skilled fire artists are able to use a minimum of means to control and shape the fire, to choke oxygen in order to control tempo and pace, and to manipulate the burning pattern so that the fire sculpture doesn't resemble, or burn, like a bonfire. The big art "burn" is fleeting, kinetic and encompasses a singular moment that can never be precisely restaged. The lasting value of the unique art form of “Fire Sculpture” is literally created before--and in--the spectator's eyes: the final "art work" is only completed when the sculptures are finally torched and witnessed by the crowd.
WHO'S PARTICIPATING???
The 2008 Fahrenheit Fest opens this year with fiery performances and feats of daring by members of Detroit's acclaimed FIRE FABULON Troupe.
The BIG ART BURN of 15+ Fire Sculptures will feature works by talented artists from Windsor and Essex county and from across Canada.The 6th annual “Fahrenheit Festival” is a special fundraising venture of Artcite Inc., and is made possible with the generous assistance of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Town of LaSalle’s Department of Recreation and Leisure Services. Many thanks for their generous support! Artcite also acknowledges the additional support of its members and volunteers and the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Windsor.

1 comment:

gayle said...

That is especially true in our churches. Lord knows we could use a little passion in the place but wildfire is the last thing the pulpit wants to deal with today.
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