April 26th, 2024

16th Annual “Built to Burn”

The Department of Art at Linfield University invites you to the 16th annual Built to Burn on Friday, April 26. We will gather under a waning gibbous moon at 7:30 p.m. and the Burn will commence at dusk, followed by the marshmallow roast. Held rain or shine, it will be in the field west of the Miller Fine Arts Center on Keck Drive behind Albertsons.

This collaborative wood sculpture was built by students in Instructor Totem Shriver’s Introduction to Studio and Sculpture courses. As is tradition, it was “built to burn” in a celebration to complete the cycle of collaboration and creation. For millennia humans have used fire as a purifying ritual form. Spring is a time of release and regeneration. Come make of it what you will and experience a one–of–a–kind sense of community.