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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Fire Jam at FIGMENT 8/10

The next Fire Jam at Garfield Park Conservatory will take place SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 7PM-9PM during FIGMENT Chicago, a FREE participatory art festival! Fire & flow artists will perform to the percussive beats of an open drum jam in one of Chicago's most beautiful and historic green spaces. From 7-7:30pm, the Great Circle will be open to nonfire flow artists to perform for the crowd. From 7:30-9pm, the Great Circle will be for fire performance only.

If you are a fire performer and wish to participate in the jam, you must have taken the Full Moon Jam Fire Safety Training AND be insured - please contact Liz Campanella at BY MONDAY AUGUST 8 if you wish to perform, you cannot show up at the jam to spin fire unless you've signed up with Liz. If you are a flow artist and wish to participate in the jam, insurance is not required.

We are also looking for anyone willing to act as a dedicated safety during the fire performance portion of the jam from 7:30-9pm. If you are willing to safety for the jam, please contact Liz at

Please note that the drum jam is now an OPEN DRUM JAM. Any and all percussionists are welcome!

All the other usual FMJ rules will be in effect: This is a Leave No Trace, alcohol- and substance-free, family-friendly event. Per Garfield Park Conservatory rules, the jam will end at 9pm when the Conservatory officially closes.

The Conservatory is right off the CTA Green line, at the Conservatory-Central Ave stop. There is also a free parking lot for the Conservatory and on-street parking.

This is a wonderful opportunity to participate in a fantastic participatory art event for families and fellow artists. If you're not familiar with FIGMENT, see the information below. We hope to see you next Saturday at the second GPC fire jam and FIGMENT Chicago!

What is FIGMENT? 
FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy taking place at Garfield Park Conservatory August 10-11. FIGMENT is a FREE, annual, family-friendly celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible.

FIGMENT wants to see imaginations blossom with thousands of visitors interacting directly with nearly 50 participating art projects and more than 300 artists and volunteers.

Artists have heard about FIGMENT germinating the seeds of its Chicago debut for the past year. The idea itself has spread worldwide for over a half-decade since its NYC roots. Like many new happenings, some haven't heard the call. Organizers have high hopes for a large contingency of West Side and Chicago families to converge at the Conservatory and relish a one-of-a-kind Saturday and Sunday adventure of pure expression. 

**Sample artwork by a talented West Chicago youth at FIGMENT's July 10, 2013, Meet n' Greet. 

Several of these individually enhanced posters are popping up all around Chicago including one by ChiIL Mama and a hord of kids from toddlers to tweens--made at the last Garfield fire jam.**

Monday, July 8, 2013

FREE Family Friendly Fire Jam THIS Wed at Garfield Park Conservatory 7/10 #originalphotos

The very first Garfield Park Conservatory Fire Jam is this Wednesday, July 10!  This is a FREE event.

This is one of our favorite monthly summer events to shoot!   

Jam starts at 7pm & ends at 9pm SHARP. The park will officially close at this time.   Everyone is welcome to come early to the conservatory and have a picnic in the back.  Conservatory is open all day long.

LOCATION: The jam will take place at Garfield Park Conservatory - the Green Line stop, Garfield Park Conservatory, will let you off right at GPC. The jam itself will take place on the outdoor green space behind the conservatory building. You must enter through the main building to get to the field. ENTRY TO GPC IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC. 

PARKING: GPC has a parking lot on the south side of the conservatory. Parking is free, but be sure to arrive early to make sure you get a spot. There is also parking along the street.

MUSIC & DRUMMERS: The first half of the jam (7-8pm) will have music provided by Rhythm Revolution drum group. For the 2nd half of the jam (8-9pm), music will be provided by the FMJ drum circle, so bring your drums and join in from 8-9pm.

ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOL or other substances, please leave them at home. This is a family-friendly event, so let's keep it safe, clean and welcoming. Picnics are welcome.

LEAVE NO TRACE: take out what you brought in, and if you see any trash on the ground, please pick it up and throw it away, let's leave the park in better shape than when we found it!

For all other info, see:

If you're not following the FMJs on Twitter, please follow @Full_Moon_Jam - this will be one of the best ways to get up-to-date, near-immediate info in case of cancellations, jam changes, etc.

A NOTE ABOUT WEATHER: Nature has NOT been kind to us this year, so we're keeping a sharp eye on the weather. PLEASE make sure to check the FB page, Twitter Feed or your email for updates and (hopefully not!) cancellation notices. As this jam is taking place at the conservatory, GPC will have final say on jam cancellation/

This is the first of what we hope will be many future jams at GPC, so let's start this off on the right foot! See you on Wednesday!!

**Credit:  All photos and video by Bonnie Kenaz-Mara for

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