1708 Gallery is pleased to invite you to participate in InLight Richmond on Friday, November 2, 2012. The evening of light-based art and performances will kick off with a Community Lantern Parade. Create one-of-a-kind, artful lanterns in one our workshops listed below or at home to carry in the parade.
InLight Richmond 2012 will take place in the new Arts & Culture District along Downtown W. Broad Street. The parade will gather at 7 p.m. (look for all the lanterns) where you will receive an LED candle for your lantern. The parade will begin at 7:30 p.m. More information about where to meet, where to park, etc. will be available at www.1708gallery.org/inlight.
Organized by 1708 Gallery, a non-profit space for new art, InLight Richmond is an annual, public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Each year InLight Richmond encourages artists to respond to a particular section of our diverse city, attracting audiences to unique areas of Richmond. This year, 1708 Gallery’s downtown neighborhood will be transformed by art installations selected by juror Melissa Ho, assistant curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, presenting a mix of visual, performance and interactive art. Fun for the whole family, you won’t want to miss this opportunty to experience and participate in public art!
The InLight Richmond 2012 Community Lantern Workshops and Parade are generously sponsored in part by MeadWestvaco Foundation and Main Art Supply.
OCTOBER (ALL MONTH)
Lantern-Making at The Children’s Museum
For the month of October, The Children’s Museum of Richmond is offering lantern-making in the Art Studios at both the Short Pump and Downtown locations. Lantern-making is free with admission. Visit www.c-mor.org to plan your visit.
First Fridays Lantern-Making Workshop
6 to 9 pm, all ages, QUIRK Gallery parking lot, 311 W. Broad St.
Join 1708 Gallery on Broad Street in the QUIRK Gallery parking lot for artful lantern-making. FREE.
West Main Street Gallery Art Walk Lantern-Making
6:30 to 8:30 pm, all ages, First Friday Sampler, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 W. Main St.
1708 Gallery brings lantern-making to the West Main Street Art Walk. FREE.
Side by Side: ENGAGE at Visual Arts Center
10 am to 12 pm, Adults w/ kids 5–15, $10 per team, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 W. Main St.
The Visual Art Center’s Side by Side is a fun studio art program for teams of one or two children and a grown-up. Doors open at 9:30 am. First come first served.
Lantern-Making at VMFA
1 to 4 pm, all ages, VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard
Join the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in a celebration of the art of glass. This VMFA day of discovery includes “stained glass” lantern-making with 1708 Gallery, tours, musical performances on glass instruments, ice sculptures, hot glassblowing demonstrations and more to celebrate the exhibit opening on October 20th of Dale Chihuly’s work. FREE.
OCTOBER 13TH and 20TH (2 day workshop)
Clay Lanterns at Visual Arts Center
10 am to 12 pm each day, adults, $50 ($40 for VisArts members), Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 W. Main St.
Using the patterns and imagery of Morocco, create a clay hanging lantern to light your way or illuminate your table. Register at http://visarts.org/artclasses/clay-fall/inlight-richmond-clay-lanterns
House Lanterns, designed by Matt Lively
1 to 3 pm, all ages, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 West Main St.
Create a paper lantern shaped like a dwelling. FREE.
Bring your Own Craft at QUIRK Gallery
2 to 4 pm, all ages, QUIRK Gallery, 311 W. Broad St.
Join 1708 Gallery at this BYOC creative event at QUIRK Gallery. 1708 Gallery will supply all the materials to make a variety of crafty lanterns. FREE.
Family Maharaja Lanterns at The Visual Arts Center
1 to 3 pm, all ages, The Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 W. Main St.
Lantern-making inspired by the lights and colors of India. Bring the kids and join artist Sarah Hand in making these artful lanterns. Families will work in groups to create the lanterns. FREE.
Lantern-Making at InLight Richmond 2012
6 to 7:15 pm (Parade starts at 7:30 pm), all ages, InLight 2012 site
Participate in the InLight Richmond Community Lantern Parade! Bring a lantern you’ve made or make one with us just before the parade kicks off the event. FREE.