2018 ARTISTS & ART INSTALLATIONS
|1| RUN BEYOND
Angelo Bonello, italy
In collaboration with Light Art Collection and Amsterdam Light Festival
LOCATION: Rooftops along the 3300 Block of M St NW
Run Beyond is a monumental rooftop installation that is all about the jump we strive to take in our lives--the jump to freedom. The artist does not define the kind of freedom we each seek and take risks to achieve. That is up to each of our experiences, needs and interpretation of this artwork. Each of the 10 figures light up in a timed sequence to create the illusion of an individual taking that great leap to freedom.
|2| SOCIAL SPARKLES
LOCATION: Francis Scott Key Park
(34th & M streeT)
Social Sparkles is a kinetic work that is activated by passersby moving under, within and through the artwork. The installation consists of suspended elements that wait calmly until someone enters the artwork. Then in a magical instant the cloud-like elements are activated, creating a swarm of light that beautifully fills the air above. The artwork creates a lively interaction between participants, light and movement.
Robin Bell, Washington, DC
LOCATION: Cady’s Alley between 33rd & 34th Streets
Light is the site-specific creation of DC artist Robin Bell. It illuminates Cady’s Alley by highlighting the already distinct design elements of the space. The season-inspired color and movement of the light installation guides people from the Key Bridge into Georgetown. The shining light highlights a pathway and creates a shimmering glow that mesmerizes the viewer.
Light is presented in partnership with EastBanc and Cady’s Alley.
|4| ENTRE LES RANGS
Creation and execution: Kanva Architecture
Production: Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, Montreal, Canada
LOCATION: georgetown park Plaza
(3276 M St NW)
Entre les rangs is a sensory stroll through an urban field. Visitors are immediately drawn to the expanse of long, waving crystalline stems planted in the heart of Georgetown. As they wander along the winding path, they’re rewarded with lights that echo their walk. The installation is a tribute to fields of wheat that shimmer in the wind as the seasons pass, with thousands of flexible white stems topped with white reflectors that capture the rhythm of the surrounding urban space and reflect its life. The installation’s changing nature—depending on wind, precipitation, light and human interaction—encourages visitors to return.
|5| ARTISTIC LIGHTING
ELIZABETH COCO, DESIGNER, ATMOSPHERE LIGHTING, WASHINGTON, DC
LOCATION: C&O CANAL NEAR WISCONSIN AVENUE BRIDGE
In partnership with Atmosphere Lighting, designer Elizabeth Coco is artistically illuminating the C&O Canal in celebration of GLOW. The dramatic and expressive lighting on the canal bed and walls west of the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge shines a new light on the historic beauty and evolving role of the C&O Canal in Georgetown.
Special thanks to: Atmosphere Lighting.
Tom&Lien Dekyvere, Belgium
LOCATION: GRACE CHURCH
(1041 WISCONSIN AVE NW)
Rhizome is a site-specific installation that is part of a series that has travelled the world over the last six years. This installation demonstrates the fusion and obstruction of geometric patterns that grow in and through one another. The juxtaposition of the artwork between nature and technology is seen through metaphoric symbols of sound and vision. The use of color with visible light creates an intriguing composition between technology and nature, and structure and organism.
hou de sousa, new york city
LOCATION: GEORGETOWN WATERFRONT PARK (NEAR INTERSECTION OF WISCONSIN AVE & k ST)
Prismatic is a kaleidoscope of light, color, and space that frames a myriad of perspectives. The site-specific artwork is unique on all sides, encouraging the public to explore the exterior, as well as meander through its translucent interior. Iridescent cords weave between a lightweight steel lattice, producing a dynamic visual effect known as a moiré. As visitors turn their gaze or walk about the space, patterns in the background and foreground continuously converge and delaminate, resulting in the perception that static surfaces are somehow in motion.
HOU DE SOUSA
|8| TODAY I LOVE YOU
Massimo Uberti & Marco Pollice, Italy
In collaboration with Light Art Collection and Amsterdam Light Festival
LOCATION: washington harbour
(3000 k street)
Today I Love You. A sentence excelling at splendid simplicity. A magical sentence, which seems to come from a beautiful dream you don’t yet want to wake up from. The message has been fixed in time, making it possible for the visitor to enjoy the comforting words over and over again. But it also raises the question: You might love me today, but what about tomorrow?
We're all aGLOW -- It's time to enter our #TodayILoveGeorgetown contest! Now through January 6, post a picture of this Georgetown GLOW installation and share your favorite Georgetown love story--whether it's the best date you ever had in Georgetown, when you fell in love with Georgetown, or what business or restaurant you love most in the neighborhood. Tag our account and use the hashtags #TodayILoveGeorgetown and #GeorgetownGLOW. Three winners will be picked at the end of GLOW, each receiving a $50 gift card!
|9| TWILIGHT ANTIQUES & THRIFT
Rhonda Weppler, NYC
TREVOR MAHOVSKY, CANADA
LOCATION: Near Meigs Park (28th & M street)
Twilight Antiques & Thrift pays homage to the many small businesses in Georgetown. The artists, Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky, have created a life-scale representation of an antique and thrift store in the form of a glowing lantern. Lining the shelves of this translucent shop are 500 hand-assembled lanterns--each a reproduction of an object that relates to Washington, DC, and can actually be found in Georgetown or part of the artists' collection. Each evening a lighting program will begin with the lanterns being lit one by one, as if being stocked by a ghostly shopkeeper, until the whole store is brightly lit. Once fully lit, each lantern will turn off, slowly extinguishing the store by the end of the evening. For the final night of GLOW on January 6, visitors will be welcomed into the store and allowed to select a free lantern to take home.
|10| FACES AND PLACES
Robin Bell, Washington DC
LOCATION: BB&T BUILDING (1365 WISCONSIN AVE, NW)
Faces and Places is the creation of DC artist Robin Bell, who has made a series of site-specific videos capturing the people and places of Georgetown. The artwork is a custom projection focusing on the connections between people and this iconic neighborhood. While celebratory of Georgetown, the piece also weaves the brightness and hues of winter into the subject matter.
|11| RAINBOW FRIENDS
jOhnny Dukovich & KLAGSBRUN STUDIOS, WASHINGTON DC
LOCATION: Book HilL (Near the intersection of wisconsin Ave & reservoir road)
Rainbow Friends takes inspiration from the Tuesday Night Drawing Group at Klagsbrun Studios in the Book Hill area of Georgetown. In the autumn of 2017, the subject of Georgetown GLOW came up during one of their drawing sessions. The group wanted to contribute and created the Radiant Rainbow Racer installation in a month's time for the small park in front of their studio. The artists are now officially part of GLOW 2018 with the installation Rainbow Friends, consisting of three animated figures with coordinating colors and lighting patterns, "waving" to passersby on Wisconsin Avenue, "talking" amongst themselves, and welcoming all to Georgetown.