Fantastic Flamingos

Feb 11, 2019

Todd Pinkham produces art for a weekend festival in West Virginia.


Todd Pinkham worked with Cal U students to create and paint flamingos that will part of the Frostburn event in West Virginia. 

Pinkham, an associate professor in the Department of Art and Languages at Cal U, and Grafton Lee, a sculptor from Ohio, received a grant to build the pieces. They were installed Feb. 9-10 in West Virginia for Frostburn, a music and arts festival in Masontown.

Frostburn will be held Feb. 15-17 at Marvin’s Mountaintop. It is similar to Burning Man, an exploration of artistic self-expression that is held each year in Nevada. Burning Man takes its name from its culmination, the symbolic ritual burning of a large wooden effigy ("The Man") at the end of the event.

Pinkham’s pieces are effigies for a “temple” at the Regional Burn Event of Frostburn.

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