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Mar 16 :: GLOW: A Festival of Fire and Light :: In partnership with Steve Cooper, Drew Detweiler and Ron Slack

Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 1:00am
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

*** Please note!! ***

The fire aspect of the Glow festival has been postponed due to heavy rain. the electronic part of the festival will still go on inside with about 15 participating artists and two dance performances. we will probably still have a few small fire sculptures under the covered area of he patio. it is looking like the larger fire art will be exhibited next Friday and one ticket will get you into both events. 

Imagine this:

A black lit three story building electrified with glow in the dark dances, flaming fire art sculptures, LED light shows, radiating barrels of gleaming lentils, illuminating highlighter tattoos, and other glowing goodies flowing through the air like fireflies.


Bring your imagination to life at the MAH’s Fire Art Festival “GLOW,” a mind dazzling evening of lights, art, performances, and glow in the dark activities that will turn the MAH and Cooper Street into an eye-candy mansion.

In Abbot Square, Fire Artists will ignite the patio with a fire blazing wishing well, a piano that plays musical flames, and a steel tree sculpture spiked with burning branches while dance groups Nocturnal Sunshine and The Hoopalights will illuminate Cooper Street with fire and LED hoop dancing.


Equipped with lit winged costumes, Divine Particles Vision will perform an electric hybrid of sound and light, complimenting cutting edge dance and sound art by The Dancetronauts. Other museum luminaries include glowing interactive digital art from Tim Thompson’s space palette, Dustin Raphael’s experiment in visual motion, Catarina Hosler’s neon sculptures, Sudhu Tewari’s LED light mobile masterpiece, and Kristin Neidlinger’s wearable glow art. And if you want to enjoy the flames from afar, relax on our couches and watch fire art videos such as Heidi Cramer’s burning stairs or Frank Foreman’s burning fire hydrants.


For the experimental visitors, a blacklight activity room will be filled with light painting, LED stencils, glowing makeovers, drawing with light, science projects and art installations.


Get your taste buds all fired up with India Joze‘s popcorn.

So come enjoy the show. Come GLOW!


In partnership with Steve Cooper, Drew Detweiler and Ron Slack.

Thank you to the following collaborating artists and organizations:


Bob Hoffman, Catarina Hosler, Daniel Christopher, Divine Particles VisionDrew DetweilerDustin Raphael, Ezra Manners, Frank Foreman, G Craig Hobbs, Heather Troy, Heidi Cramer, India Joze, Jensen Hastings, Jeff Caplan, Jill Naiman, Karlton Hester,Kristin Neidlinger, Lucy Hosking, Lyes Belhocine, Maha Taitano, Pyrocussion, Maddie’s Face Painting, Mike Horton, Nocturnal Sunshine,  Rick Walker, Robert Kilpatrick, Ron Slack, Sensoree, Steve Cooper, Sudhu TewariThe DancetronautsThe HoopalightsTim Thompson, and Vinocruz.