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3rd Friday March: GLOW: A Festival of Fire and Light





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NOTE: OUTDOOR FIRE ART COMPONENTS POSTPONED TO MARCH 23. Bring your wristband from March 16 for free entry on March 23. Double the glow, double the fun.

Imagine this:

A black lit three story building electrified with glow in the dark dances, flaming fire art sculptures, LED light shows, radiating barrels of gleaming lentils, illuminating highlighter tattoos, and other glowing goodies flowing through the air like fireflies.

Bring your imagination to life at the MAH’s Fire Art Festival “GLOW,” a mind dazzling evening of lights, art, performances, and glow in the dark activities that will turn the MAH and Cooper Street into an eye-candy mansion.

Equipped with lit winged costumes, Divine Particles Vision will perform an electric hybrid of sound and light, The Hoopalights will illuminate the museum with LED hoop dancing. Other museum luminaries

include glowing interactive digital art from Tim Thompson’s space palette, Dustin Raphael’s experiment in visual motion, Catarina Hosler’s neon sculptures, Sudhu Tewari’s LED light mobile masterpiece, and Kristin Neidlinger’s wearable glow art. And if you want to enjoy the flames from afar, relax on our couches and watch fire art videos such as Heidi Cramer’s burning stairs or Frank Foreman’s burning fire hydrants.

Get your taste buds all fired up with India Joze‘s popcorn. For the experimental visitors, a blacklight activity room will be filled with light painting, glowing makeovers, drawing with light, glowing jewelry making and art installations. Come discover the science behind why things glow with the UCSC’s Chemistry Department’s demonstrations in the classroom from 7:30-8:30PM.

So come enjoy the show. Come GLOW!

In partnership with Steve Cooper, Drew Detweiler and Ron Slack.

Thank you to the following collaborating artists and organizations:

Bob Hofmann, Catarina Hosler, Caty Telfair, Daniel Christopher, David Tristram, Divine Particles VisionDrew DetweilerDustin Raphael, Erik Johnson, Ezra Manners, Frank Foreman, G Craig HobbsHeather Troy, Heidi Cramer, India Joze, Jensen Hastings, Jeff Caplan, Jeff Scohmberg, Jill Naiman, Karlton Hester, Kris Barins, Kristin Neidlinger, Lucy Hosking, Lyes Belhocine, Maha, the Pyrocussion Drummers, Maddie’s Face Painting, Mike Horton, Nocturnal Sunshine, Project Light Bright,  Rick Walker, Robert Kilpatrick,  Rebecca Braslau, Ron Slack, Sal McBenttez, Sensoree, Steve Cooper, Sudhu TewariThe DancetronautsThe HoopalightsTim Thompson, Todd WilliamsUCSC Chemistry DepartmentVinocruz and Yat Li.

Sponsored by: The Good Times, Santa Cruz Stoves & Fireplaces and India Joze.