2012 Fire and Ice Benefit

The Gateway Burners and Arch Reactor are teaming up for the second year in a row to present 'Fire and Ice'. This fundraising event will take place on January 21, 2012 at the William A. Kerr Foundation Building at 21 O’Fallon Street, Saint Louis, MO 63102. The event runs from 7:00 pm until Midnight and is for ages 21 and up. Each group will be present to host correlative activities and entertainment as well as provide information about their organizations. The event will be $10 per person. Tickets will be sold at the door.

The purpose of ‘Fire and Ice’ is to raise money for GAS (Gateway Art Support), which provides art grants and funding for the upcoming 2012 Gateway Burn, as well as funding for Arch Reactor’s upcoming projects and innovations. This unusual event is a collaboration of Burner culture and creative technical artistry that promises to be an exciting and welcome reprieve from the frigid Midwest winter. 

The Gateway Burners will sponsor a Chili Cook-off at the event, as well as host a costume contest based on the ‘Fire and Ice’ theme. Arch Reactor will host an Art/Tech auction and present demonstrations from some of their recent designs and innovations. There will also be a silent auction containing art and other submissions from community members from both organizations.  

Gateway Burners is a Saint Louis based organization that was created in 2006 to foster radical self expression through art and participation and encourage civic responsibility and sustainable community through it’s yearly events. Arch Reactor is a Saint Louis based DIY/Maker/Hackerspace created in 2009 that utilizes technology, programming and ingenuity to foster the spirit of community in the creation of their many projects and inventions. The proceeds of the ‘Fire and Ice’ event will mutually benefit and support the progress of both of these organizations.

Image graciously provided by the William A. Kerr Foundation.

Posted by
Anonymous Coward
on Thursday, December 29th, 2011
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Upcoming Events

Today

  1. Laser Workshop Night
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Feel free to come by to learn how to use the laser cutter, talk about laser cutters, work on laser cutter projects, etc!

      Contact Person: Travis

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Tomorrow

  1. 3d Printer Meetup

Sunday, March 29th

  1. Silk Transfer Easter Egg Dying
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Arch Reactor crafting / upcycling workshop, Alix is going to teach us how to silk dye eggs. Free

      Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1523577781238060/

      Did you know you can dye an egg with a silk scarf? Alix will show us her secret method. Bring your imagination and crafting supplies. Bring cool easter related projects you have done to show off.

      Bring a snack or wine to share. AR has a microwave, refrigerator, and sink (cold water only though).

      Crafting stuff to definitely bring:
      - blown eggs (See instructions below). If you cannot figure out how to do this, bring unblown, raw eggs and I will show you how. Use white eggs only, any size. Any white eggs will work but free range ones tend to have thicker shells and so are a bit easier to work with.
      - brightly patterned silk fabric. It must be 100% silk. Neckties work best, the uglier the better. I will bring extras of this so if you don't have any, that's OK.
      - egg carton or other egg container
      -small buttons. I will also have extra of these.
      -glue gun, if you have one.
      - scrap cotton fabric in a light color. An old white t-shirt works well.
      -wooden skewers and a piece of foam to make a drying rack. You can get a foam wreath base from the dollar store. Alternatively, one of those cardboard egg drying things from a commercial easter egg dying kit would probably also work well.

      This is kind of half show and tell and half hang out and craft.

      You are still welcome to attend and hang out with us even if you do not want to make pretty eggs.

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      Blowing eggs is easy! You might screw it up the first couple of tries, so have spares handy. You will figure out the technique pretty quickly.

      To blow an egg:

      1) wash egg with soap and water.
      2) pierce pointy end of egg with a largeish sewing needle. Try to make this hole as neat as possible. If you have an electric drill, use the smallest bit you have.
      3) make a larger hole in the blunt end of the egg. This hole will be covered with a small button, so it does not have to be as neat. You should avoid creating any radiating cracks that could weaken the egg. You can use a variety of tools of this, I personally start with the sewing needle and then carefully enlarge the hole with the needle until it is about the size of a pea. An electric drill works great for this if you have one.
      4) insert a wooden skewer or similar object into the larger hole and thoroughly swish it around to break up the insides of the egg.
      5) hold egg over a small bowl. Turn it so that the bigger hole is facing downwards, and blow into the small hole. You should not have to blow too hard. If you are giving yourself a headache, stop and try enlarging one of the holes, or swishing the insides up better with the skewer.
      6) when you have blown out the egg, run a little water into the larger hole and shake it up to rinse out the insides a little, then blow out the water. You can skip this step if you want, the eggs will get cleaned out naturally during the dying process.
      7) make an omelet.

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  2. Hack Something!

Tuesday, March 31st

  1. Shop Training

Friday, April 3rd

  1. 2600 Meeting
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Arch Reactor is proud to host the only St. Louis 2600 meeting. More details about 2600 can be found at http://www.2600.com

      All 2600 meetings are open to the public. Contact stl2600.org

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  2. First at Science Center