Tuesday, September 24, 2013

GLOW! 2013 in Oracle, Arizona

Here are a few of the pictures that I took last Friday night at the annual GLOW festival, a night arts festival, held in Oracle Arizona.  Circus Amperean put on a great show using their Tesla coil to generate electric trails in the dark night.

Here's what you get when holding a metal umbrella frame while standing on the Tesla coil, has potential, don't you think?

It was a very pleasant night to wander the trail around the ranch looking at night art created by a lot of of different artists.  I like the one below, a set of old televisions sitting outside in the desert, each displaying different videos of animals in nature.  Since more and more people seem to (sadly) get their fix of reality by watching TV instead of going outside to experience it firsthand, this piece makes a nice statement.

Karen Medley always goes all out with a completely new and large art piece.  Her art for this year was about plastic food and GMOs.  If you click on the picture to see a larger image, you will see bananas and fruit, lines of the building made out of plastic bottle caps, everything painted fluorescent colors and lit by black light.  A striking piece as usual!

On one exterior wall of a ranch building was "Bag It", a really beautiful piece made out of plastic bags from various businesses and back lit.  Click on the picture and you may recognize a few logos.

Just passing through...  simple and really, really nice piece

plenty of time to hang out and meet a few strangers

gotta have fire dancing!

A number of different musicians performed over the weekend, including this one that I really enjoyed, Black Skillet Review(?) with Mitzi Cowell & Sabra Faulk.


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