WHEN: Friday, December 11th, 6 – 9 PM (Rain Date: Sat., Dec. 12th)
WHERE: The grounds surrounding the V. Earl Dickinson Building at Piedmont Virginia Community College, 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902
FEE: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 434-977-6918, info@LetThereBeLightPVCC.com, www.LetThereBeLightPVCC.com, http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Let-There-Be-Light/21445228606
Let There Be Light is the ninth annual, one-night, outdoor art exhibition that will feature light-centered art installations and performances as the longest night of the year approaches – ten days before the winter solstice. The exhibit will be held on the grounds surrounding the V. Earl Dickinson Building at Piedmont Virginia Community College on Friday, December 11th, 6 – 9 PM (Rain date: Saturday, December 12th). The exhibit will be free and open to the public. We are pleased that CenturyLink is the sponsor for this year’s event for the second year in a row.
Here are some highlights of this year’s event: Michelle Cooper is returning with Dance Move Burglar 2.0, a sequel to her surprising and delightful performance featuring dancing, light-stick figures, first seen at Let there Be Light in 2008. The lake in back of the Dickinson Building will be invaded by the creatures of the lagoon in Mark Nizer’s, The Lake and Monolith, which will incorporate video mapping on water. Ambient cloud forms will be floating about the grounds in Annie Temmink’s performance piece, Cloud-night. Jarn Heil, a crowd favorite, will be mesmerizing the masses with Swarm —“flickering, colorful, night fliers swarming overhead.” See below, for more details about these and other participating artists.
Visitors are invited to come as “enlightened beings” decorated in light. Everyone is encouraged to bring a flashlight. Hot chocolate, hot apple cider and tasty treats will be served to warm visitors. The event is curated by James Yates.
As a special addition to the exhibit, people who have attended Let There Be Light through the years are invited to submit their photographs, videos and animated gifs of the event to be uploaded and made available through our web site, LetThereBeLightPVCC.com. They can send their images plus a brief description and the date it was taken by email to email@example.com.