Central Oregon Burners Labyrinth ~ Remembering Larry Harvey on Solstice
Larry Harvey—founder of Burning Man and creative influential thinker—died this April 28. He told me how growing up in Oregon formed his character and his creativity, how he roamed the grasses and creeks and climbed the trees. His early connection to nature fomented a spirit and sense of freedom that changed the world.
Burners and artists around the world will celebrate his legacy on June 21, Summer Solstice. Join us in Central Oregon for a memorial sculpture and labyrinth walk, or mail us a remembrance, writing, or art object to include if you can't make it in person.
Photo by Steve Fritz
TO SEND A REMEMBRANCE:
Create an object, write a thank-you, print up a favorite photograph. Celebrate Burning Man and Larry Harvey - and also celebrate Oregon, this special place. Avoid using musty, scented, or moldy items, especially fabrics; your curator here happens to have a dreadful mold allergy.
Send to: New Oregon Arts & Letters
Larry Harvey remembrance
PO Box 104
Sisters, Ore. 97759
TO JOIN IN REAL LIFE:
June 21, meet at 5:00 pm
Sisters Community Labyrinth in East Portal forest service park, Highway 242 and W. Hood Ave., Sisters, OR 97759.
Families welcome. A community labyrinth walk & drum circle begin at 5:30, to be followed by a campfire potluck nearby. Bring food & drink to share, camping chairs, firewood, plates & utensils (try to avoid disposables, they're pretty tough on Mother Nature), etc.
Optional: camp for the whole weekend with us, take workshops, bring family, for Solstice in the Pines. Details at www.neworegon.org/events/2018/solstice .
WHY JUNE 21?
June 21 is the anniversary of the very first Burning Man, which happened on Baker Beach, San Francisco, in 1986. Larry and his friends weren't planning to instigate a global movement that would change millions of lives; they were just doing their own, creative, wild thing on the beach. And it's Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, celebrated everywhere from Stonehenge to Sisters.
Here's to doing your own creative, wild thing for your own reasons, for listening to your intuition and inspiration!