Winter Lights Lantern Festival

Winter Lights Lantern Festival Celebrates 20 Years of Brightening the Season at the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents the 20th annual Winter Lights Lantern Festival. The original lantern installations will be on display around the museum and outside in the Environment of Lights on Wade Oval today through late December 2013. The displays are created by Northeast Ohio artists under the direction of CMA community arts artistic director Robin VanLear.

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 
North Lobby 

Stars 
Artist: Robin VanLear 
Garage Tunnel

Suburban Hawk Angel 
Artist: Story Rhinehart 
Library Entrance

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 
Classroom Level

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 

Lantern Sales 
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. 

 

 

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Winter Lights Lantern Displays
December 7–Late December, 2014

Holiday CircleFest 
Sunday, December 7, 2014
1:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. 
Lantern Procession 5:30 p.m. 

Preparatory Lantern Workshops
November 7–23, 2014

A bright and innovative way to warm up your holiday season. Inspired by centuries-old, cross-cultural traditions of ceremonial lighting displays, the Winter Lights Lantern Festival features lantern displays inside the museum and the Environment of Lights installation on Wade Oval. Holiday CircleFest is a free annual Circle-wide celebration presented by University Circle Inc. The museum offers an array of activities and entertainment, including workshops for making simple lanterns for the procession. The day culminates in a procession through the Environment of Lights led by community lantern artists and illuminated dancers and giant puppets. 

For questions contact Nan Eisenberg at 216-707-2483 or e-mail commartsinfo [at] clevelandart [dot] org.

Do you have questions or comments about the Winter Lights Lantern Festival? Contact Nan Eisenberg at 216-707-2483 or email commartsinfo [at] clevelandart [dot] org.

November 7–23, 2014
Fridays 6:00–8:30 p.m.
Sundays 2:00–4:30 p.m.

Community Arts Artistic Director Robin VanLear and her staff lead a series of lantern workshops inspired by world lantern traditions and contemporary innovations.

Fridays, November 7, 14, and 21 from 6:00–8:30 p.m. and Sundays, November 9, 16, and 23 from 2:00–4:30 p.m. Attend as many sessions as needed. Most styles take multiple sessions to complete.

In 2013 the fees were: individuals $50; families $150 up to 4 people, $25 each additional person. One lantern per person; $25 each additional lantern. Children under 15 must register and attend with someone older. For more information or to register call Nan Eisenberg at 216-707-2483 or e-mail commartsinfo [at] clevelandart [dot] org.

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The Winter Lights Lantern Festival features artist lantern displays inside the museum and the Environment of Lights installation on Wade Oval. The museum joins its University Circle neighbors for Holiday CircleFest, an annual free community open house, presented by University Circle Inc. The museum offers an array of activities including lantern-making workshops and a lantern procession. 

 

2013: 20th Annual Winter Lights Festival and Holiday CircleFest

Winter Lights Lantern Displays

IN THE MUSEUM

  • Arboretum Spiritae (Spirit Trees), Artist: Robin VanLear 
  • Han Dynasty Reflections, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • Stars, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • Suburban Hawk Angel, Artist: Story Rhinehart

CIRCLEFEST PERFORMANCE INSTALLATION IN THE ATRIUM

  • Las Casas Encantadas (The Enchanted Houses), Interior lantern artists: Barbara Chira, Anne Cubberly, Lizzie Roche, Robin VanLear. Rolling houses design: Robin VanLear.
  • House Pushers: Michael Crouch, Mark Jenks, Emmet O'Melia, Bill Wade
  • Gaudi Puppets: Kelvin Cadiz, Robin Heinrich, Ian Petroni

WADE OVAL

  • Fantasien von Heimat (Fantasies of Home), Environment of Lights Installation, Dioramas: Robin Heinrich, Mark Jenks, Meagan Krapf, Ian Petroni. Background towers: Jesse Rhinehart, Entrance and totem: Robin VanLear
  • Music: The Progeny (Shaw High)
  • Puppets: Marissa Glorioso, Meghan Haas, Marlon Hatcher, Stephanie Hill Ndong, Lizzie Roche, Kalindi Stockton
  • Dancers: Josh Brown, Amy Compton, Story Rhinehart, Justin Stentz, Kenya Woods
  • Community lanterns: Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland, East Cleveland Teen Collaborative and McGregor Home, Waterloo Arts.

Holiday CircleFest Activities (including Second Sunday Family Day Activities)

  • Reading and book signing: Tony Marini, Pennie the Christmas Pickle
  • Art Making: Calendars
  • Scavenger Hunts: Light
  • Art Stories: Winter
  • Art Making: Origami Ornaments
  • Wanna Be in Pictures? Distance Learning Technology
  • Art Cart: Sources of Light
  • Highlights Tours
  • Special Exhibition Tour: Sicily: Art & Invention Between Greece and Rome
  • Dance and Music in the Ames Family Atrium:
    • Global Connections
    • Panic Steel Ensemble
    • Frog Lily (Gallery 219)
    • Cleveland Inner City Ballet
    • The Progeny
  • Winter Lights Lantern-making Workshops
  • Winter Lights Lantern Procession
  • Food and Shopping including handmade lanterns
  • Cookies and Cocoa and Performance Installation in the Atrium

 

2012: 19th Annual Winter Lights Festival and Holiday CircleFest

Winter Lights Lantern Displays

IN THE MUSEUM

  • Han Dynasty Reflections, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • Stars, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • 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

ON WADE OVAL

  • Environment of Lights Installation, Artists: Mark Jenks, Jesse Rhinehart, Robin VanLear
  • Music: The Progeny (Shaw High and Heritage Middle School)
  • Puppets: Kelvin Cadiz, Marlon Hatcher, Robin Heinrich, Meagan Krapf, Emmet O'melia
  • Dancers: Amy Compton, Marissa Glorioso, Meghan Haas, Story Rhinehart, Lizzie Roche, Lalindi, Stockton, Kenya Woods

Holiday CircleFest Activities

  • Wanna Be in Pictures? Distance Learning Technology
  • Wari Art Cart
  • Highlights Tours of East Wing and 1916 Galleries
  • Lecture: Peruvian Feather Arts, Heidi King
  • Dance and Music in the Ames Family Atrium:
    —Do the Jitterbug with Instructor Valerie Salstrom of Get Hep Dance
    —The Upper School Choirs of Hathaway Brown, Choir director Laura Webster, Accompanist Matthew Skitzki
    —The Progeny, Band director Randy Woods
  • Winter Lights Lantern-making Workshops
  • Winter Lights Lantern Procession
  • Food and Shopping including handmade lanterns

 

2011: 18th Annual Winter Lights Festival and Holiday CircleFest 

Winter Lights Lantern Displays 

IN THE MUSEUM 

  • Han Dynasty Reflections, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • Stars, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • Suburban Hawk Angel, Artist: Story Lee Rhinehart
  • The Lighting of Hill House, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • The Recycling of Hill House, Artists: Debbie Apple-Presser, Wendy Mahon, Jesse Rhinehart, Robin VanLear 
    Abington Arms Residents: Sheila Bellamy, Eugene Brooks, Karen Caldwell, Christine Coleman, Cynesta Doyle, Mary Duhigg, Naila Hamid, Fannie Levkovitz, Eva Maesta, Loretta Pitts, Connie Roberto, Emma Ross, Rosalyn Todd

Art Therapist: Nancy Roy

ON WADE OVAL

  • House on Stilts (Environment of Lights Installation), Artists: Debbie Apple-Presser, Wendy Mahon, Ian Petroni, Robin VanLear
  • Metal Fabrication: Marlon Hatcher, Mike Moritz
  • Music: Shaw High School Rhythm Teens
  • Puppets and Dancers: Kelvin Cadiz, Amy Compton, Marisa Glorioso, Robin Heinrich, Ian Petroni, Story Rhinehart, Francine Saunders, Kalindi Stockton, Kenya Woods-Cooper

Holiday CircleFest Activities

  • Wanna Be in Pictures? Distance Learning Technology
  • Chinese Ink Painting Demonstration, Mitzi Lai
  • Art Cart, China: Art and Technology
  • Children’s Art Activity, Target
  • Highlights Tours of East Wing and 1916 Galleries
  • Exhibition Tour: Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi
  • Music: Shaw High School Rhythm Teens
  • Winter Lights Lantern-Making Workshops
  • Winter Lights Lantern Procession
  • Food and Shopping (including handmade lanterns for sale)

 

2010: 17th Annual Winter Lights Festival and Holiday CircleFest 

Winter Lights Lantern Displays 

IN THE MUSEUM 

  • Han Dynasty Reflections, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • Spirit Trees, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • Suburban Hawk Angel, Artist: Story Lee Rhinehart
  • Winter’s Whimsical World, Guest Lantern Display: Hawken School, Teacher Denise Buckley; Students: Emily Anagnostos, Annie Artz, Pia Beck, Daniel DiSanto, Isabella DiSanto, Nora Eagan, Stuart Farmer, Kevin Goodrich, Erin Holub, Abby Kolk, Jennifer Mazanec, Ian Mullenhour, Colleen Schikowski, Mona Waruingi, Ben Whitehead, Gabe Whitehead, Will Woods

ON WADE OVAL

  • Environment of Lights Installation, Artists: Debbie Apple-Presser, Wendy Mahon, Ian Petroni, Robin VanLear
  • Metal Fabrication: Marlon Hatcher, Mike Moritz
  • Music: Townsmen Orchestra Brass Choir
  • Puppets and Dancers: Inlet Dance Theatre, Kelvin Cadiz, Alexis Floyd, Robin Heinrich, Story Rhinehart, Kenya Woods-Cooper

Holiday CircleFest Activities 

  • Wanna Be in Pictures? Distance Learning Technology
  • Metal Working Demonstration: How Did They Make That?, Matthew Hollern
  • Art Cart: Materials of the Artist
  • Family Workshop: You Can Make That
  • Children’s Painting Activity, Target
  • Highlights Tours of East Wing and 1916 Galleries
  • Exhibition Tour: Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe
  • Music: The Townsmen Orchestra
  • Winter Lights Lantern-making workshops
  • Winter Lights Lantern Procession
  • Food and Shopping

 

2009: 16th Annual Winter Lights Festival and Holiday CircleFest 

Winter Lights Lantern Displays 

IN THE MUSEUM 

  • Alluvial Cairns, Artist: Jesse Rhinehart
  • Han Dynasty Reflections, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • In Memory of You, Artists: Debbie Apple-Presser and Wendy Mahon
  • Spirit Tree, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • Suburban Hawk Angel, Artist: Story Lee Rhinehart
  • Guest Lanterns, Artists: Debbie Apple-Presser, Roaidi Cartaya Carbajal, Tracy Doran, Wendy Mahon, Nancy Prudic, Story Lee Rhinehart. These artists led the lantern procession.

ON WADE OVAL

  • Environment of Lights Installation, Artists: Mark Jenks, Patty Jenks, Ian Petroni, Robin VanLear
  • Music: Ismail Douglas, Olu Manns, Motivation through Excellence
  • Puppets: Robin Heinrich, Scott Heiser, Inlet Dance Theatre
  • Dancers: Melanie Fioritto, Inlet Dance Theatre, Lizzie Roche, Story Lee Rhinehart, Matthew Schmid, Kenya Woods-Cooper

Holiday CircleFest Activities 

  • Wanna Be in Pictures? Distance Learning technology
  • Highlights Tours of East Wing and 1916 Galleries
  • Gallery Talk: Aaron Douglas and God's Trombones, Caroline Goeser
  • Performance: God's Trombones (excerpt), Karamu Theatre
  • Performance: A Night at the Museum, Crooked River Ensemble
  • Music: The Townsmen Orchestra Music: Motivation trough Excellence
  • Winter Lights Lantern-making workshops
  • Winter Lights Lantern Procession
  • Food and Shopping including handmade lanterns

 

2008: 15th annual Winter Lights Festival and Holiday CircleFest 

Winter Lights Lantern Displays 

IN THE MUSEUM 

  • Alluvial Cairns, Artist: Jesse Rhinehart
  • Han Dynasty Reflections, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • In Memory of You, Artists: Debbie Apple-Presser and Wendy Mahon
  • The Lighting of Hill House, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • Suburban Hawk Angel, Artist: Story Lee Rhinehart
  • Untitled Lantern Installation Number One, Artists: Ian Petroni and Mark Jenks
  • Guest Lanterns, Artists: Sue Berry, Hector Castellanos-Lara, Richard Howell, Mark Jenks, Story Lee Rhinehart, Lizzie Roche, Dante  Rodriguez, Ana Luisa Sanchez. These artists led the lantern procession. 

ON WADE OVAL

  • Environment of Lights Installation, Artists: Jesse Rhinehart, Mark Sugiuichi, Robin VanLear
  • Music: Ismail Douglas, Olu Manns, Motivation through Excellence
  • Puppets: Robin Heinrich, Scott Heiser, Inlet Dance Theatre
  • Dancers: Melanie Fioritto, Inlet Dance Theatre, Story Lee Rhinehart, Lizzie Roche

Holiday CircleFest Activities 

  • Armor Art Cart
  • Art Crew Characters
  • Wanna Be in Pictures? Distance Learning Technology
  • Gallery Talks in 1916 galleries
  • Revisioning Race: The Power of Images
  • Winter Lights Lantern-making workshops
  • Winter Lights Lantern Procession
  • Food and Shopping including handmade lanterns
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