Burner Definition

Burner (noun): An elaborate mural painted by an urban artist, usually on the side of a subway or railcar.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sponsor Spotlight: KDW

Another one of our generous sponsors is KDW. KDW is assisting Balcones with the construction of our new multi-million dollar recycling facility. As of right now, we are even ahead of schedule! You don't hear that often with construction projects. Please take the time to read about them and visit their website.

Kingham Dalton Wilson, Ltd. (KDW
is headquartered in Houston, Texas. They serve both domestic and international clients that want to expand, revamp or build new industrial, commercial or retail facilities. They have refined this, often complex, process to make it as easy as possible for their client’s to realize their dreams, wants and needs as economically as possible.

Carpool or Bike to the Event

Keep the environment in mind when you come out on Saturday to the Balcones Burner Bash. Try carpooling with a group of friends or better yet, enjoy this new fall weather and bike to the event. We will have bike racks available to lock up your bike.

Every little bit helps to keep down our carbon footprint. We'd love this event to be as green as possible, and it starts with you!

In addition to carpooling and biking, please take advantage of our recycling bins that will be placed throughout the event. We will be recycling aluminum and plastic containers. Those containers will go directly into our recycling program. Talk about a nice closed loop process!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Shout Out to our Sponsor - Bulk Handling Systems

A big thank you to Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) for supporting this year's Balcones Burner Bash. We've always been impressed with the expertise from BHS, and we are thrilled to be using their state of the art equipment in our new recycling facility set to open in late Summer 2012.

The need for effective recycling is greater than ever, and no manufacturer has responded faster with higher quality, more reliable recycling systems than BHS. Headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, BHS designs, manufactures and installs processing systems tailored to extract recyclables from waste streams while minimizing the residue that hits landfills.

With the assistance of BHS equipment, Balcones will be helping Austin get closer to its Zero Waste goals.

Read more about BHS here.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Food and Drinks - Yum Yum

You can't have a killer event without feeding the masses, and we haven't overlooked that important detail. This year's featured beer sponsor is Independence Beer. An Austin based brewery that will also be celebrating its 7th Anniversary the same day! Local beer for a local event, it doesn't get more Austin than that. For more information about Independence Beer and their brewery go here.

We're also going to have food from Henry's ATX, Kate's Southern Comfort, and TNT Taco. We can't think of a better way to enjoy this wonderful fall weather than with a cold beer, some tasty food, and urban art!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sierra International Machinery is a Sponsor

We are so excited about all of our sponsors this year. We have worked for many years with Sierra International Machinery, and they are at the top of their field. Thanks so much to the Sierra International Machinery team for sponsoring the 2011 Balcones Burner Bash!

Sierra International Machinery is a worldwide leader in the sale and support of processing equipment to the scrap and recycling industries. They offer a full range of equipment to meet the demands of today’s processing facilities. Sierra's Equipment is built to last and is backed by the best service and support in the industry. Check out their website here: www.sierraintl.com to get more information.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Pearson is on board as a Sponsor

We are thrilled to have Pearson as a sponsor of this year's Burner Bash. Pearson is committed to the environment and has implemented several initiatives including a wind farm, extensive recycling measures, and electric car charging stations, just to name a few!

Pearson is the world's leading education company. From pre-school to high school, early learning to professional certification, their curriculum materials, multimedia learning tools and testing programs help to educate millions of people worldwide - more than any other private enterprise.

For more information about Pearson, please visit their website at www.pearson.com.

Monday, August 29, 2011

More Artists for the Bash

Gem's Bio:
Jeremiah Navarro is a 28 year old graffiti writer out of El Paso, Texas. He has been painting murals steadily for about seven years. Painting walls has been his passion, but he has recently begin to work on canvas as a way to save his art. He is a co-founder of the annual Border Youth Silo Graffiti show that benefits the homeless shelter of El Paso.

In the words of Supher:

On my walks to school as a young boy, I found myself stopped and mesmerized at the writings written up and down my westside San Antonio neighborhood walls. Greatly influenced by the neighborhood artists, my eye gravitated to the small hip-hop community "writings" that moved me to adding my name, "Sulpher", to the same colorful stories, at the age of ten.

Soon after, I would meet the writers I admired and gain extensive artistic and stylistic training in letter structure, technique, marketing, and professionalism. Their mentorship and schooling inspired me to offer artistic and mentorship opportunities globally and locally. Such endeavors include being the Executive Producer and Founder of the internationally acclaimed Clogged Caps festival, joining hundereds of professional and inspiring graffiti artists, hip-hop musicians and dancers, community, and family together to collaborate with artists, companies and institutions throught the United States and Mexico. Besides my direct contributions to the Fine Arts, I have also influenced the arts by sitting on the Board of Directors at Blue Star Arts Complex.

With 20 years on my "wall" as a professional artist, muralist, teacher, producer and mentor, I congratulate my fellow writers and aspiring writers for continuing the art.