Let There Be Light 2017

WHEN: Friday, December 8th, 6 – 9 PM (Rain Date: Sat., Dec. 9th)
WHERE: The grounds surrounding the V. Earl Dickinson Building at Piedmont Virginia Community College, 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902
FEE: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 434-977-6918 ,  info@LetThereBeLightPVCC.comwww.LetThereBeLightPVCC.com,


Let There Be Light will feature 19 light-centered art installations and performances by 24 artists that will celebrate the soon-to-arrive winter solstice. The exhibit, presented by the Piedmont Virginia Community College Art Gallery, is a one-night, outdoor exhibit held on the grounds surrounding the V. Earl Dickinson Building at PVCC on Friday, December 8th, 6 – 9 PM (Rain date: Saturday, December 9th). The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Visitors are invited to come as “enlightened beings” decorated in light. Everyone is encouraged to bring a flashlight. Visitors will be served hot chocolate, hot apple cider and tasty treats. The event is curated by James Yates and co-organized with Beryl Solla, PVCC Gallery Director and Art Department Chair.

Here are some highlights of this year’s event:

  • Diana Hale’s Wave is an illuminated kinetic sculpture comprised of a series of pendulums working in concert to create synchronized waves of light. 
  • “One House” for James Baldwin is a collaborative sound-collage created by local drummer, Steve Snider, and artist/curator, Greg Antrim Kelly, that is a meditation on the late writer and social-critic, James Baldwin, and matters of race in America. 
  • SEARCH-LIGHT ( BE / AM ) will feature a 10,000 watt searchlight with an accompanying text in which Samana points to the true nature and essence of Let There Be Light.
  • Allyson Mellberg Taylor and Jeremy Taylor examine humans’ disconnection with nature with Floaters, an animated video projected onto a sculpture.
  • Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell presents The Trick is Not to Mind It, a live performance installation.

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