(e)merge, LIB and other good things

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A Democracy of Averages (e)merge PERFORMANCES
Saturday, October 4 at 5:00pm – 7:00pm in EDT
Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 “I” Street, SW
Washington D.C., DC 20024
(Cross Street is S Capitol Street SE)
I was invited by artist Stephen Hendee to be a part of his project entitled A Democracy of Averages along with Carrie Fucile, Sorcerer, Cecilia Vidal, and Allison Yasukawa.
I am very excited to be a part of it and was able to receive a grant from the Nevada Arts Council to make it possible. The work I will be performing is from the metazoic series and is called The Superfluous Unveiled.
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Life Is Beautiful 
October 24, 25 & 26, 2014 in Downtown Las Vegas
The first screening of Documents of New Citadel: Sunset at New Citadel #1014.  This video is the visual response to an essay by the artist about the pace and rhythm of urban reconstruction, re-invention and repurposing in the early 21st century. The story is written from the perspective of the interior of an abandoned building in downtown Las Vegas giving character and thoughts to the structure while facing the oncoming storm of late capitalism and imminent destruction.
Narration by: Rebeca Sanchez Burr
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New Updates on my Website
If you haven’t taken a look I lately you may want to browse through some of the new pages I have made for projects. I am excited about providing more context to the work beyond the images I hope that you will like viewing and reading them.
Collaboration with the CAC
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I am pleased to inform you that The Wildlife Divide will be active in the near future with workshops and exhibits presented in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Center of Las Vegas  The Wildlife Divide Project was started in Las Vegas in 2012 by artist and curator David Sanchez Burr. The program began as part of the Spring Mountain National Recreation Area art programing. The U.S Forest Service in conjunction with the Southern Nevada Conservancy and the Great Basin Institute, needed programming that would engage the public at large through the arts and have these activities serve as a vehicle to increased education and knowledge about the natural, scientific, and historic value of the area.
Given the unique landscapes and topography of the region in combination with the rapidly encroaching urban areas the Wildlife Divide was designed as a means to explore the threshold between these vastly different ecologies. Art programming in the natural landscape needed to  address the increasing divide between pedestrian knowledge of the biological and natural systems that surround our city and the work of the scientists and researchers that study these areas. Art projects, workshops, lectures and exhibitions were designed to thread through the threshold of urban and natural environments, and investigate how these ecologies could someday connect in ways that are both sustainable and conscious of preservation. Although this project started in Mt Charleston it became increasingly evident that the Wildlife Divide could be useful anywhere where there is a need to build community consciousness towards preservation, ecosystems, art and science.
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