Fire Artist Collective. See us at our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FireontheMidway/
Seriously, Fuck 2020
Fire on the Midway, a fire artist collective began somewhere in the mind of Scott Dupree. He once performed amazingly with fire poi. He, Thomas Boston Clarkson, and Ken Smith collaborated on The High Stryker, a flaming test of strength game with a scoreboard specially painted by Scott. It has been hit with a heavy sledgehammer thousands of times. Jessica Marshall (me, the author of this piece) helped out with little electrical and some hole drilling through steel with a hand drill… little did she/I know more was to come. Premiered at Bonnaroo 2007 with The Art of Such N’ Such.
The Kitty Roaster (featured above) is a fire machine extraordinaire attached to a skeeball game. Playable yes! Fun Yes! A whole lotta POOFFPOOF!!! Yep. An amazing sculpture with a flaming chandelier. and a whole lot of rivets… thousands… oh the holes we drilled, the curses we made as drill bits broke. Premiered at Bonnaroo 2008.
More history to come… stay toon’d
Scott J Dupree (middle) – scoundrel, flame effects, painter, dog lover, instigator, looking to his left (your right), special effects (like for reals!), and so much more
Thomas Boston Clarkson – (2nd from right, 4th from left, has a hat, holding the parasol) Blacksmith extraordinaire (no, he doesn’t pay me to say that), flame effects, also a bit of a scoundrel, sculptor extraordinaire, and so much more
Jessica Marshall – (second from left, your left, brown dress, sunglasses (should have taken those off)) – pfft.. well, I do like the electrical, and Thomas taught me a thing or two about metal (oh the power hammer.. ). But Switch boxes, electrical/electronics, and flame effects of course. Also a bit of a scoundrel… and so much more..?
JP Wheely (Jeff Poppa Wheely, aka Jeff Lohmuller) – (left) High Stryker barker extraordinaire, Mechanical Engineer extraordinaire, “Oh, if you need me to get this running, I will”.. no doubt! Hasn’t exhibited all the signs, but most definitely a bit of an extraordinaire scoundrel.
Marleyne Smith – (right..um yeah, your right of course. It wouldn’t be Jeff….) – Flame effects extraordinaire. This lady can blow stuff up.. in a really super way. She blows a mean smoke ring and lights up a Bic like you wouldn’t believe!! Don’t even get her started with an anvil shoot (like shoot an anvil into the air.. with a huuuge bang!!). I’m fairly confident that she is also a bit of a scoundrel. And so much more
Amber Smith – (under, cause she’s a diver extraordinaire.. she’s welding down there on the metal beam we are all standing on in 40′ of shark-infested waters.. and she’s down there welding!!!)- Flame Effects, makes-things-go-boom with Marleyne (team Smith rocks!). Shes also plays an Alabama tune like you wouldn’t believe. She plays it like you know… she’s a bit of a scoundrel. And so much more
(I hope I still have friends)
For booking and other info, contact Jessica Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org