Each year the Winter Lights Lantern Festival features lantern displays throughout the museum and the Environment of Lights installation on Wade Oval. Displays are created by Northeast Ohio artists under the direction of community arts artistic director Robin VanLear. Recent displays on the classroom level have also featured selected area schools and community groups. The lanterns displayed on the classroom level are featured in the Holiday CircleFest lantern procession through the Environment of Lights installation on Wade Oval.
Environment of Lights Installation, Wade Oval (ends December 16)
November 30–December 16, 2012
Artists: Mark Jenks, Jesse Rhinehart, Robin VanLear
On Sunday, December 2, as part of Holiday CircleFest (1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.), the Lantern Festival will climax with a Procession of Lights to Wade Oval, where it will encircle and wind through the Environment of Lights. Open to everyone, the procession will begin from the museum’s north entrance at 5:30 p.m. Illuminated puppets and dancers and guest lantern artists lead the crowd into and through the installation. Musical accompaniment by the Progeny, students and alumni of Heritage Middle School and Shaw High School, East Cleveland; Band director Randy Woods.
Lantern Displays within the Museum
November 30–December 26, 2012
Han Dynasty Reflections
Artist: Robin VanLear
Artist: Robin VanLear
Suburban Hawk Angel
Artist: Story Rhinehart
Guest Lantern Display: Department of Visual Art at Lake Erie College
Professor Nancy Prudic, MFA
Student Artists: Cheryl Andrews, Alexander DelaMotte, Dina Derby, Christina Greenslade, Steven Gutierrez, Jodi Jindra, Stefan Stojanovich, Valerie Urbanik
Lantern Events at Holiday CircleFest
Sunday, December 2, 2012 1:00–5:30 p.m.
2:00–4:30 p.m. | Winter Lights Lantern-making Workshops
Make simple lanterns to carry in the procession. Celebrate the museum's new atrium; make a lantern with light in the center and art all around. Free timed-ticket required.
5:30 p.m. | Winter Lights Lantern Procession
The lantern procession begins at the museum's north entrance and is led by guest lantern artists and Environment of Lights performers.
Music: The Progeny
Puppets: Kelvin Cadiz, Marlon Hatcher, Robin Heinrich, Meagan Krapf, Emmet O'melia
Dancers: Amy Compton, Marissa Glorioso, Meghan Haas, Story Rhinehart, Lizzie Roche, Kalindi Stockton, Kenya Woods
Handmade lanterns created by the Cleveland Museum of Art Womens Council especially for the Winter Lights Lantern Festival will be available for purchase in the museum store.