Entries by Diana Ries

2-Day Youth Fire Art Workshop Collaboration: Nov. 18-19

The Festival has created an amazing two-day program for local and regional students involving five educational themes. Students will spend two days with artists, teachers, scientists, engineers, and crafts persons who will mentor them in the areas of their expertise. The students and their mentors will then create a group art installation using their newfound skills and knowledge, which will be showcased at the January Fire Art Festival in Telluride.

Thank You Mountain High Fire & Safety!

We wish to thank Mountain High Fire & Safety for their continued support of the Telluride Fire Festival. We are so grateful for their sponsorship as we head into our 3rd annual event. We could not do it without you!

Justin Gray Fiery Robots: coming to Telluride Fire Festival

Justin Gray built his first RC car at age seven and picked up his first welding torch at age sixteen. An apprenticeship with renowned sculptor Martin Metal shaped Justin’s esthetics in patina and metal sculpture. Justin soon co-founded fire sculpture group Therm. This underground group built wild and complex fire sculpture and presented it internationally, […]

Albuquerque artist, Shane Shane’s biodiversity sphere at 2017 Fire Fest

Albuquerque artist Shane Shane created a biodiversity sphere out of a 500-gallon propane tank from the 1950s. Each detail is more intricate than the next. And Albuquerque artist Shane Shane wanted it that way. Out of a 500-gallon propane tank from the 1950s, Shane was able to create a world.

2017 Event to Showcase Fire Art on Ski Area

This January 20-22, Festival goers will be entertained by dancing fire spinners and towering fiery art in Telluride Mountain Village, and also be captivated by larger-than-life fire installations on the Telluride Ski Resort, atop the gondola. Local fire artist and architect, Anton Viditz-Ward will have his magnificent Fire Spinner on the ski slope. Guests attending the […]