Across the Universe, Essex Lantern Parade 2016

Posted on Jan 1, 2016
Across the Universe, Essex Lantern Parade 2016

In February 2016, students from nine schools in Essex and Westford processed through the streets of Essex, VT to celebrate the amalgamation of their school districts in a stunning community lantern parade that had involved over 12 months in planning. Workshops were held with students from Pre-K to 12th grade over several months, in addition […]

River of Light in Waterbury no:6, 2015

Posted on Dec 19, 2015
River of Light in Waterbury no:6, 2015

On December 5th 2015, the 6th River of Light Lantern Parade took place in Waterbury, VT. Drawing over 3000 lantern-walkers and spectators, the streets were illuminated in spectacular fashion. During a special residency, 3rd and 4th grade students from Thatcher Brook Primary School made firefly-inspired lanterns to reflect the theme of BUGS, and their lanterns […]

‘We Are Randolph’, Lantern Procession April 2015

Posted on Feb 25, 2015
‘We Are Randolph’, Lantern Procession April 2015

A community lantern procession will be taking place in Randolph, VT on April 10th 2015, as part of ‘We Are Vermont: A Celebration of Hometown’, in conjunction with the Community Engagement Lab. The first session was held with 8th graders at Randolph Middle School in January, and a further community lantern-workshop will be hosted at […]

Ferrisburgh Lantern Residency and Parade, March 2015

Posted on Feb 25, 2015
Ferrisburgh Lantern Residency and Parade, March 2015

In March I will be artist-in-residence at the Ferrisburgh Elementary School in Ferrisburgh, VT. Each student in school will be making an age-appropriate lantern and a community workshop will held on Saturday March 14th. In celebration of the Spring Equinox, the parade will be taking place on March 20th 2015 in Ferrisburgh, Vermont.

Burlington City Arts Lantern Parade Feb 2015

Posted on Feb 25, 2015
Burlington City Arts Lantern Parade Feb 2015

To celebrate 150 years of Burlington, Burlington City Arts invited me to teach a series of free community lantern-making workshops through the month of January, with a culminating lantern parade on February 21st 2015 after a day of celebration and music. Led by street band Brass Balagan, the parade meandered down Church Street and attracted […]

Lantern-Making Residency and Procession at Union Elementary, Montpelier, Feb 2015

Posted on Feb 25, 2015
Lantern-Making Residency and Procession at Union Elementary, Montpelier, Feb 2015

In February 2015, I was artist-in-residence at Montpelier’s Union Elementary School, creating lanterns with close to 50o students and 40 community members over a three-week period. We made three different lantern styles and had plenty of help and support from parents, high school students and community folk throughout the month. The parade–to celebrate Union’s 75th […]

River of Light 2014

Posted on Feb 25, 2015
River of Light 2014

The 5th Annual River of Light Lantern Parade takes place on December 6th 2014. The theme for this year’s parade is ‘Our Town: Faces, Places and Buildings from your Hometown’. The accompanying education program features both community and Artists’ Workshops. More information can be found on https://ariveroflightinwaterbury.wordpress.com/

River of Light 2013

Posted on Sep 11, 2013
River of Light 2013

The 4th Annual River of Light Lantern Parade will be taking place on Saturday December 7th 2013. Community lantern-making workshops will be held in Waterbury, Stowe and Burlington and will be conducted by myself and artist, Angelo Arnold. For more information, please visit http://ariveroflightinwaterbury.wordpress.com/

Stars Over Sterling Mountain

Posted on Feb 12, 2013
Stars Over Sterling Mountain

The Rumney Memorial School Lantern Procession, ‘Stars Over Sterling Mountain’, took place on Thursday February 7th 2013 in Middlesex, VT after a two-week residency in school. During the two-week period, every student made a lantern, from Pre-K right through to 6th grade. The parade was a fantastic culminating event, with music by Sambatucada, a roaring […]

Lantern Fever is Spreading

Posted on Dec 11, 2012

After the success of the River of Light Parade (Dec 8th 2012) several other schools have shown an interest in hosting lantern parades in their own communities. This winter, I will be conducting lantern-making workshops in Hyde Park Elementary, Hyde Park, VT (parade date, December 5th 2012), The Newton School in Strafford, VT (parade date, […]