None Dare Call Her Bettie: Previewing the Playa at the Nevada Museum of Art

by Whatsblem the Pro

Bettie June (NOT BETTIE) -- Photo: Deifell

Bettie June (NOT BETTIE) — Photo: Deifell

The Black Rock Arts Foundation has announced that Beth “Bettie June” Scarborough, Burning Man’s Associate Director of Art Management (read: she runs the ARTery and is on the committee that gives out honorarium grants to art projects), is about to give Reno a glimpse of what’s in store for us on the playa this year. Do not call Bettie June ‘Bettie.’

Reno’s Nevada Museum of Art will host the show, entitled DESERT ART PREVIEW: BETH SCARBOROUGH AKA BETTIE JUNE PREVIEWS PLAYA ART FOR BURNING MAN 2013. Yes, it’s a long stroll of a title, about a mouthful and a half, but for vicarious thrillseekers too civilized for the playa this show is a chance to get a handle on the rich and inventive tapestry of artistic endeavor that blooms under the hands of burners each year in the Black Rock Desert, without so much as leaving Reno. . . and who better to present a sneak preview of the Org’s hand-picked art installations than Bettie June (do not call her ‘Bettie’)?

Bettie June (do not call her ‘Bettie’) will be taking the podium at the museum on Thursday, August 8th, 2013, at 6:00 PM. Those who call her ‘Bettie’ will be ground into a fine paste and served to the rest of the attendees on a selection of artisan breads and free-range hors d’oeuvre crackers, accompanied by various wines imported from Atlantis and Brobdingnag.

Yes, but there's art inside - PHOTO: Nevada Museum of Art

Yes, but there’s art inside – PHOTO: Nevada Museum of Art

Tickets are $8.00 for NMA members, or $12.00 for non-members. Museum memberships start at $30 (for students) and go up to $10,000, although I’m sure they’d be happy to take more than ten grand if you’re willing to part with it.

Enjoy the show; do not call her ‘Bettie.’

Tickets are available online at the Nevada Museum of Art’s website.