Confluence Project Lantern Paddle

Posted on Jun 5, 2018
Confluence Project Lantern Paddle

To see images from the Confluence Project Lantern Paddle, in partnership with the Vermont Performance Lab and the CT River Conservancy, please visit http://www.ariveroflight.org/project/the-confluence-project-moonlit-lantern-paddle/

Confluence Project-Guilford School Residency

Posted on Jun 5, 2018
Confluence Project-Guilford School Residency

In May 2018, I had the great joy of working with Jen Kramer’s 6th grade class at the Guilford Central School–as part of the Confluence Project–with an arts-integrated residency to understand and celebrate our watersheds. Throughout the week, we studied, designed and created maps which were housed in hand-made journals that documented our journey together. […]

Moonglow Lantern Parade, Lyndonville VT

Posted on Mar 1, 2018
Moonglow Lantern Parade, Lyndonville VT

On March 1st 2018 Lyndon, VT (with the support of retired art-teacher Martha Elmes) held their first annual lantern parade at the Municipal Building Complex in Lyndon VT. Workshops were held at Lyndon Town School, Lyndon Institute, and with local residents during a community workshop-program. Workshop images can be found at Moonglow: Lyndon’s inaugural lantern parade. […]

Germantown Friends School Lantern Festival, PA

Posted on Oct 21, 2017
Germantown Friends School Lantern Festival, PA

On Saturday October 21st 2017, Germantown Friends School, PA, held their inaugural community lantern-parade, to culminate the yearly Fun-Day celebration. After months of planning, lantern building and preparations, the event was a tremendous success, and paved the way for an annual celebration of light. Workshops were held with faculty and staff, students from K-12th grade, […]

Geode: Installation at Champlain College

Posted on Sep 11, 2017
Geode: Installation at Champlain College

In September 2017, I worked with freshman students at Champlain College, VT, in collaboration with the Peace Paper Project, to create lantern structures for a visual light installation in the Champlain College Art Gallery. After making their hand-made paper from items of clothing, letters, paper fragments and natural materials, students created 3D structures from willow, […]

The Wonder of Winter, Montpelier VT

Posted on Feb 1, 2017
The Wonder of Winter, Montpelier VT

Following a ten-day artist residency, Montpelier’s second community lantern parade, The Wonder of Winter will be taking place on February 23rd at 6pm, leaving from Union Elementary on School Street, Montpelier. All are welcome to bring their lanterns and join the parade, or watch from the sidelines. Cocoa, cider donuts and fire spinning entertainment to […]

River of Light in Waterbury 2016, no:7

Posted on Dec 13, 2016
River of Light in Waterbury 2016, no:7

On December 3rd 2016, Waterbury saw its 7th River of Light Lantern Parade. With a theme of ‘Everything Botanical: Wild Vegetation and Fantastical Flora!” the streets were filled with a visual feast of  plants, flowers and shrubs, and Waterbury attracted over 3000 lantern-makers, walkers and spectators. A school residency at Thatcher Brook Primary School enabled over 150 […]

Lincoln Center Education, NYC

Posted on Jul 30, 2016
Lincoln Center Education, NYC

In July 2016 and 2017, I facilitated two community arts workshops for the Teaching Artist Summer Forum at the Lincoln Center, NYC. Intermediate-level teaching artists (in the community purpose thread) created colorful lanterns during the morning session, and in the afternoon we all traveled down to the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, where a group of […]

The Wall: Montpelier High School

Posted on Apr 19, 2016
The Wall: Montpelier High School

In March 2016, I completed an arts-integrated residency at the Montpelier High School, working with students to understand the concept of The Wall. Together with teachers Katy Chabot, Sarah Squier and Cathy Butterfield, we integrated three core-curriculum subjects; biology, English and history and learnt concepts around biological walls, psychological walls (the Harlem Renaissance) and physical […]

Winter’s Peace Lantern Parade, Williston VT 2016

Posted on Feb 1, 2016
Winter’s Peace Lantern Parade, Williston VT 2016

In February 2016, Allen Brook School in Williston VT, hosted their first school-wide lantern parade and created luminaries reflecting the theme of Winter’s Peace. Students from Pre-K through 2nd grade participated in the procession, which culminated with cocoa and cookies back at the school.