Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Photo totally ripped off from the Gazz.
If you haven't had an opportunity to check out the "Lightscapes for the Holidays" exhibit at the Clay Center, you really should go. It's definitely not one of those "if you've seen one, you've seen 'em all" holiday exhibits you expect to find around Christmas -- not that there's anything wrong with familiar and comfortable, but this is a pleasant surprise.
The exhibit is a series of installations and sculptures using light as a medium. The photo above shows the awesome local artist Mark Tobin Moore in front of his exhibit, "They Are Still With Us," which calls to mind all the people who are no longer with us, who we remember especially during the holidays.
I am taking all my classes to see it, even if we have to zip over and back during the regular class time, because it's just that cool. I am lucky that the school is practically next door to the Clay Center (especially the Juliet Museum of Art, located upstairs in the CC) because it's such an excellent resource. People really don't understand what a treasure we have in our city. It's so much more than just a performance hall and kids' museum -- and it has so much potential to grow through the years, too!