Luminata Artist Awards 2017

The Fremont Arts Council is pleased to announce the 2017 Luminata Art Grant Awards:


Artist: Elise Koncsek

Beacons consists of 10 suspended wooden lanterns, each one cubic foot in size, lit from the inside by arduino-controlled LED rings which cast shadows on the faces of visitors. The beacons invite passers-by to spin them and play with the dancing patterns of light and shadow.


Artist:  Team Caveglow

Coralume is a colorful, interactive installation that merges land and water, highlighting our disappearing coral reefs and showcasing a variety of phenomenal organisms.  Parade-goers will be able to interact with the installation’s touch-activated elements.

Luminata Dragon

Artist: Art Program at Fircrest School

A dragon with 9-foot wings, and 21 feet long (in 3 parts) – to honor the equinox.  It will be lit from inside with motion detector lights.  The red eyes will light up and the dragon may roar when anyone approaches.  The body is flexible and translucent.

Masked in Light

Artist: Joe Griffith

A projection mapping rig will create live architectural projections on a building or facade.  Projections are bright, colorful and family friendly.  They are designed to create a sense of wonder and joy.  They work with symmetry, geometric displacement, particles, fractals, wireframe, lumia and liquid effects.  Visual content is mixed live and on the fly.  Visitors are welcome to move in front of the projectors, interacting with the projected images and co-creating new imagery and experiences.

Ookpik the Snowy Owl

Artist: Kelly Wardle

White flash of feathers float

Spreading into silver moonlight

Graced by harmony

This 9.5’ snowy owl light installation is set just above eye level and dances to very soft music with her synchronized LED lights.  Her feathers glow in shades of white, ranging from the bluest side of the spectrum to the yellowest.  She is a serene and magical creature who is mesmerizing to watch. It’s both entertaining and relaxing to stand or lay in front of her for a few minutes.

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