Temecula Deaf Culture Awareness represents at Burning Man 2019

Deaf Granny’s Kitchen is a project from Temecula resident Eric Feris, in the wig, and his friends with interactive art participants at Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nevada, Aug. 30. Michael Bays photo
A Temecula group brings deaf culture awareness and enlightenment to this year’s Burning Man Festival. The burning man event, started by Larry Harvey on a beach in San Francisco in 1986, has grown to an 80,000-person, 7-square-mile festival on a dead lake bed in Nevada. This inhospitable nine-day venue encourages self-sufficiency and creativity and draws people in globally as the “in thing” focusing on art, music, fire, survival in dust storms and everything in between.The core “Deaf Granny’s Kitchen” playa team, which is an insider term for on-desert work, were Temecula locals Eric Feris, Seven and Dr. Jinx. It is common for “burners” to adopt their own unique names and personas for the event. Other participants ranged from Oakland to San Antonio, Texas, and included D
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