Burlington City Arts

Illuminations: Light and Sculpture in City Hall Park

December 31, 2011 - February 28, 2012

The BCA Center’s exhibition Illuminations: Light and Sculpture in City Hall Park gave visitors a new outdoor winter park experience with a fantastical combination of light, movement and sculpture. Light artist Jason “Liggy” Liggett used computer controllers and dozens of lights in The BCA Center and City Hall to transform the park each night between 5 pm and 11 pm into a majestic study of color, motion and shadow inspired by the Aurora Borealis. BCA’s 2011 Barbara Smail Award-winning artist Kat Clear’s incongruous Comfy Couch challenged notions of domesticity with a full living-room set of oxidized steel deposited in the park. Vermont artist Chris Sharp’s Fire Hydrant Jack examined our heightened post 9/11 awareness of safety infrastructure through a surprising sculptural transformation and Rebecca Schwarz’s hanging light sculptures featured organic forms created from recycled materials


This exhibition was part of the Imagine City Hall Park project, supported in part by an award from the The National Endowment for the Arts.