‘Electric Dandelions’ and ‘Cloud Lights’ help illuminate the dark winter season

The head of JH Public Art says the return of the annual GlowNights art installations is an opportunity for the community to come together outside.
A community member marvels at the 'Electric Dandelions' exhibit presented by JH Public Art at The Center for the Arts. (Karissa Akin)

 

Jackson Hole Public Art presents the return of its annual GlowNights celebration with an exhibit of light-based installations in Teton Village and the Town of Jackson. 

GlowNights, in its sixth year, has become a staple of the community’s winter calendar of events. The art exhibits are open and available to the public during the darkest part of the year (Dec. 22 through Feb. 4).

JH Public Art Director Carrie Geraci said she hopes it illuminates an opportunity for the community to come together.

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“For some of us, these dark seasonal changes are really tough, and GlowNights are there to remind people to come, be outside, get some fresh air, mingle with people, and appreciate and notice these changes of season,” Geraci said.

This year features two exhibits; “Cloud Lights” by the Rhode Island-based art and design studio Pneuhaus and “Electric Dandelions” by the Los Angeles-based art collective Liquid PXL. “Cloud Lights” can be experienced in Teton Village and features LED-illuminated inflatable clouds that change color.

“We really wanted something playful for Teton Village, because that’s one of our favorite playgrounds in this community and something that also relates to snow and winter and [the fact that] clouds bring the snow,” Geraci said.

“Electric Dandelions” features five 25-foot tall LED sculptures on the Center for the Arts lawn in downtown Jackson and are programmed to change as the day turns to night.

“All day long and as it gets dusk and dark, they have this beautiful succession of changes of colors. They’re very light and ethereal. And the reflections in the [Center for the Arts] windows are stupendous. It’s really a beautiful artwork,” Geraci said.

JH Public Art and The Center for the Arts will celebrate “Electric Dandelions” on Friday, Jan. 12 from 5 – 7 p.m. at The Center Park in downtown Jackson. Music will be provided by a live feed of KHOL’s “Double Wide” show, hosted by DJ Chuck Roast. Fizzy drinks and sparklers will be available. The event is open and free to the public.

Listen above for KHOL’s full conversation with JH Public Art Director Carrie Geraci.

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