Lusio Lights

 

Thank you to everyone who came to the first Lusio Lights at the Volunteer Park Conservatory! What a great turnout for our first fundraiser of 2018! With over 300 people attending, our educational programs got a nice boost of income and we’re currently working on new workshops and programs to put this funding to great use.

For those who weren’t able to attend, Lusio Lights was the first after-hours fundraiser of the year and featured local light- and sound-artists of the PNW who transformed the Conservatory into an incredible experience of art and music.

The Cactus House held Spacefiller, who not only projection-mapped some of our favorite large cacti, but added an interactive element so that people could perform art themselves. The Palm House was lit up to the sky with lights and video projections by artist Joe Griffith who created a positively magnificent installation utilizing the plants and architecture of the space. The subMerge arts collective took on the Seasonal House with two light-art installations including a beautiful dreamcatcher piece above the DJ booth. Their DJs provided excellent tunes all night and built a wonderfully fun vibe for dancing and mingling. In the Fern House, Scott Keva James installed a stunning “floating” video-mapped and sound-reactive piece, and Mokedo took on the pond area with a delightful exhibit of black-light-reactive flowers, animals, and floating jellyfish. The entire Conservatory was lit with light and happiness for three hours as families and friends filled the historic building for this fun-filled fundraiser.

We appreciate everyone who stood outside in the cold while our hard-working volunteers hustled to get you inside. Please be assured that we’re working on improving our door flow to make that wait a little shorter next time. We also are happy to announce that NO plants were harmed during the event! Thank you for taking such wonderful care of the space we all love so much. We appreciate the respect everyone shows for the space and the gardeners do, too!

Thank you to every volunteer and artist who helped with the first Lusio Lights. We have our next one set for Saturday, March 4, 2018 and we’re always looking for more helping hands. If you’re interested in getting a free ticket to the show and helping out with the event, or any other events, please check out our volunteer page and sign up to be part of the magic!

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