Friday, July 15, 2011


In our quest to perform "Rites of Passage" with "Byron's Telescope"at the Burning Man Festival, Black Rock City, Nevada, August 29-Sept. 5, 2011, The UVA Summer Sculpture Class ARTS 2810 and the UVA Sculpture Community will be offering Voyages of Transformation in the UVA Sculpture Department's "Byron's Telescope: A Performance Machine of the Rites of Passage, involving Terror, Beauty, Death and Resurrection"
Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23
Downtown Mall, West Main Street Extended between the Omni Hotel and the Arena
Free Voyages to All!
Free Byron Tickets to all who journey!
Friday, 12:00 Noon- 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Byron Team is raising funds through Kickstarter to transport Byron across the country to a national audience at the Burning Man Festival to be held in Black Rock City located in the Black Rock Desert, North of Reno, Nevada, August 29-Sept. 5.
See the Kickstarter page below to join this effort.
The UVA Sculpture Departments' Byron's Telescope Team is in search of Volunteers
of all backgrounds, expertise, energy to join the team. Contact
William Apollo Bennett, to join the team,
UVa Burning Man Spiritual Leader
434 960-7837

Byron's Kickstarter page
Burning Man Site:
"Byron's Telescope: A performance machine of Beauty and Terror, Death
and Resurrection"
"The Man burns in 51 Days"

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Fund Raising Kicks Off

A team of artists and performers are planning on taking our team sculpture, Byron's Telescope to , Burning Man 2011, Rites of Passage. We have decided it is our imperative to bring this sculpture to the playa in order to assist as many travelers as possible in thier journey. Our plan is to put Byron on a trailer, towed by a box truck, and travel across country  from Charlottesville, VA to the Black Rock Dessert of Nevada where Burning Man is held, VA. The sculpture will be on display while travelling the highways through the midsection of North America during the three to four day journey. The money raised through Kickstarter will be used for renting a truck, trailer, and the fuel costs associated with the journey. Also, Byron is a work in progress and needs some additional funds for maintenance and upgrades. Please help the team and Byron to get to Burning Man by clicking on this link:
 Thank you in advance for your help.