Posted on March 23, 2014 · Posted in Blog

It seams March was all about fire. It started with a cigar party at En Fuego (on fire) and it’s wrapping up with a story of fire of a different sort – THE LIFE CUBE PROJECT.

 

Life Cube Las Vegas on 03/18/14

LIFE CUBE, March 18, 2014.

The LIFE CUBE is about connecting art and community in downtown Las Vegas and around the world. It’s pretty cool really. a walk-thru, interactive experience, with murals from local artists, write boards, and dramatic lighting at night. Artists have been working on the CUBE for the last month or so. I’ve seen it a couple times as it’s progressed and chatted with artists who’ve painted on it. And really, you don’t have to be an “artist” to paint on the Cube, which was open to anyone with a dream or message to share. When I visited there was paint and brushes, all ready to go.

The mission of the Cube is to encourage people to write down their goals, dreams, wishes, and aspirations and to maximize community participation.

Life Cube Art 03/18/14 - Las Vegas, NVInside Life Cube, March 18, 2014.

The Life Cube project has two missions:

1) Encouraging people to write down what they want to accomplish in their lives; and
2) Connecting art with community, involving as many people as possible!

 

Life Cube Art - 03/18/14, Las Vegas, NVInside Life Cube, March 18, 2014.

Life Cube Art, Las Vegas, NV 03/18/14Inside Life Cube, March 18, 2014.

Life Cube Greetings 03/18/14, Las Vegas, NV 2014Having fun with the CamMe iPhone app. Raise your hand. Close your fingers… click.
Greetings from within the Life Cube, March 18, 2014. A.D. Cook with photographer Jessica Katharsys.

There are some beautifully talented artists in Vegas making for an awesome collection of artworks woven among the walls of the Cube. This really is a visual experience that needs to be viewed up close and appreciated.

Life Cube, Las Vegas, NV  03/18/14The beautiful art that is Life Cube.

I am amazed by the extraordinary talent and creative energy that has embraced the Life Cube Project. The mission of the Cube is to encourage people to write down their goals, dreams, wishes, and aspirations AND to maximize community participation. I think we have successfully connected art and community. By coming to the Cube to paint, write, play music, dance and even juggle – you have helped make this vision a reality.

— Scott Cohen

Life Cube - Pre Burn - 03/21/14, Las Vegas, NVLife Cube, March 21, 2014

Life Cube -- small cubes, Las Vegas, NVSmaller Cubes stuffed with wishes and dreams.

For those who couldn’t make it to the Cube, smaller cubes were placed across the city. Stuffed with wishes and dreams, they were placed inside the larger Cube for the burn.

Life Cube 03/21/14, Las Vegas, NVI always enjoy the crowds. Very festive.

Lots of creative costumes, painted bodies and great performance art.

Life Cube 03/21/14 - Pre-Burn, Las Vegas, NVOne last look at the Cube.

In true  celebratory form, I hung out with friends at Atomic Liquors, just across the street from the Cube. Somehow, I had wished that I’d of brought a great cigar. Atomic Liquors has a great outdoor area that is totally cigar-friendly.

Life Cube 03/21/14 - Atomic Liquors, Las Vegas, NVAtomic Liquors, 917 Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV.

The event was great. Tons of people showed up to witness and experience the burn, party, people watch and enjoy live music performances along with great polish sausages.

Life Cube at Atomic Liquors. Las Vegas, NV.Atomic Liquors, Las Vegas, NV.

Life Cube Burn, Las Vegas, NV 03/21/14LIFE CUBE, March 21, 2014 – the burn took place around 8 p.m.

But alas, as all great stories go, Life Cube has an ending. A festive ending, but an ending all the same. And that’s really the point of it all anyway – connecting art and community – leaving us with great memories. So, maybe their ending isn’t an ending but a beginning. Either way, this past Friday night the Cube along with the smaller cubes went up in flames – big flames – as a spectacular fire ceremony filling the night with warmth and smiles. The fire burned over the next hour or so, and in the end all that was left were ashes.

I’m already looking forward to next year’s Cube experience.

Cheers to Life Cube for having successfully connected art and community.

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THE LIFE CUBE PROJECT > LifeCubeProject.com

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Blog: TheLifeCube.org

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about LIFE CUBE

Connecting art & community. Impacting lives by helping people realize their goals, dreams, wishes, and ambitions. Change the world!

Mission

Impacting people’s lives by helping people realize their goals, dreams, wishes, and ambitions. Change the world by helping one person at a time.

Biography

Scott Cohen (skeeter) is noted for his imaginative, out of the box approach in creating disruptive innovation. He attracted and built dedicated, motivated teams to execute those visions. The Life Cube first urban installation is being built in downtown Las Vegas.At Burning Man, skeeter has inspired a growing number of enthusiastic supporters in a collaborative effort, designing and building three successful art installations (2011, 12, & 13). skeeter is known for his over-the-top enthusiasm and high energy. Throughout, goal-setting has been an essential part of his personal and professional life. Today, just as he did when he was first starting out, skeeter strongly believes if you write down what you want to accomplish, it is more likely to happen – an ethos that forms the basis for the Life Cube project. Currently, he’s on a mission to adapt this concept for urban public spaces, arts festivals and museums.

The Life Cube Project is an interactive community art installation created by Scott Cohen (skeeter). The first Life Cube was built at Burning Man in 2011. Since then, the concept has evolved to include opportunities for the community to express themselves, create and show their art. The mission of The Life Cube Project is to get people to write down their goals, wishes, dreams, and aspirations with the belief that there is a better chance of achieving them.

General Information

The Life Cube Project is an interactive community art installation created by Scott Cohen. The first Life Cube was built at Burning Man in 2011. Since then, the concept has evolved to include opportunities for the com minty to express themselves, create and show their art. The mission is to get people to write down their goals, wishes, and aspirations with the belief that there is a better chance of achieving them.

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