In preparation for MAPS’ 20th anniversary celebration at Burning Man 2006, members of the MAPS Burning Man camp hosted gatherings around the country to raise funds, practice working together on event coordination, and raise awareness of MAPS and our Burning Man project. These events ranged from thumping all-night raves in Chicago to more intimate affairs such as a dinner and art show in Asheville, North Carolina, captured in the following photo montage. MAPS would like to thank all of the people who helped out at these events. If you are interested in coordinating a MAPS fundraising event in your community, please let us know by contacting the MAPS office.
A Forty-five psychedelic enthusiasts dine in the Flood Gallery while listening to a keynote speech by MAPS President Rick Doblin, Ph.D. (upper left). The fundraising event drew a crowd of local MAPS members and supporters as well as some who were visiting from out of town for Transformus, the North Carolina regional burn or for the Buckminster Fuller Institute’s Design Science Lab, which both ended earlier in the day.
B MAPS Program Director Valerie Mojeiko emcees between courses, welcoming a wide variety of speakers.
C Chef Josh Sonstroem samples the dessert–Rose Cornbread Cake served with cashew-fruit sorbet with North Carolina moonshine, peach-balsamic demi, rosehips, rose petals, roasted jalapeno, and pepita brittle.
D Event co-organizer and local glass artist Logan MacSporran (sporting a colander), Yugoslavian artist Jelena Cvetkova, MAPS videographer Daniel Potthast, and former MAPS staffer Brandy Doyle pose after a hard night of work.
E Psychedelic abstract expressionist paintings and chimerical centerpieces by Jelena Cvetkova transformed the industrial warehouse space into a surrealist dining hall. Local glass artist Logan MacSporran and Flood gallery President Sean Pace aka “Jinx” also exhibited art at the event.
F MAPS Resident Chef, Josh Sonstroem of Sirius Catering, oversees preparation of his Indian-inspired entrée in the makeshift kitchen.