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GLOW: A Festival of Light





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Imagine this:

A black lit three story building electrified with glow in the dark dances, digital projections, LED light art and other glowing goodies flowing through the air like fireflies. Bring your imagination to life in a mind dazzling evening of lights, art, performances and glow in the dark activities that will turn the MAH into an eye-candy mansion.

Allie Cooper will perform a spectacular aerial performance inspired by visitors at the event at 7:45, 8:45 and 9:45. Catch a wave in Drew Detweiler and Lyes Belhocine‘s interactive surfboard digital art piece. Create your own performance and story with Michele Guieu‘s giant shadow puppets.

Throw a rock and break a wall in Rich DDT‘s interactive projection, ShatterWall. Play instruments with light instead of sound in interactive collaborative kiosks created by Deeje Cooley.  The Hoopalights are back with LED hula hoops and performances that will have you shaking your hips all night. Projections by Gene Felice and Nathan Ober will cover all the buildings in abbott square with beautiful radiating colors. Move your hands to create visualizations and sounds in Tim Thompson‘s Space Palette. Large LED light art sculptures by Paul Sable-Snibbe will shine throughout the evening.

An incredible mix of local DJs and VJs will have you dancing all night in our back patio.

Watch out for glowing sharks, EL wire costumes, LED fashion art and shining dragon costumes roaming throughout the museum.

For the experimental visitors, a blacklight activity room will be filled with hands-on art activities making mosaics, glowing face painting, lanterns, glow in the dark slime, a blacklight photo booth, neon colored crowns and bow-tie making. Learn about the science behind why things glow with UCSC chemistry students.

So come enjoy the show. Come GLOW!

* This is a two day festival. GLOW: A Festival of Fire is the Friday October 18th.

In partnership with aritsts Steve Cooper and Drew Detweiler .

Featuring the artists: Paul Sable-Snibbe, Denise Gallant, Michele GuieuRich DDTAllie CooperG. Craig HobbsMike GrallJeff Caplan, Anticlockwise, Lyes Belhocine, Tim Thompson, Drew Detweiler, Deeje Cooley, Jill Naiman, Heather Troy, The HoopalightsGene Felice, Nathan Ober, Dustin Raphael, Todd Williams, Glitter Fish Face Painting, Rebecca Bralau, Chris Gordon, Little John, Clay Chollar, Fractal Dragon, Alabaster Kane, David Plate, Damiaen Hollinga, dgraph, LowGritt, Kevin Monahan, Taylor Salinas, Scott Eerkes, Mike Horton, Chris Deming, Clive Bagshaw, Yi Yang, Yichuan Ling, Tianyu Liu, Yat Li, Mariclare Mcknight and Geoffrey Nelson.

$10 General Admission, $5 MAH Members. Buy tickets in advance for both nights of GLOW: $18 General, $8 MAH Members for both nights. Advanced tickets are available here.

GLOW Program 2013

GLOW Program 2013


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