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Winter Lights Lantern Festival History

The Winter Lights Lantern Festival features artist lantern displays inside the museum and the Environment of Lights installation on Wade Oval. The museum joins its University Circle neighbors for Holiday CircleFest, an annual free community open house, presented by University Circle Inc. The museum offers an array of activities including lantern-making workshops and a lantern procession. 

 

2013: 20th Annual Winter Lights Festival and Holiday CircleFest

Winter Lights Lantern Displays

IN THE MUSEUM

  • Arboretum Spiritae (Spirit Trees), Artist: Robin VanLear 
  • Han Dynasty Reflections, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • Stars, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • Suburban Hawk Angel, Artist: Story Rhinehart

CIRCLEFEST PERFORMANCE INSTALLATION IN THE ATRIUM

  • Las Casas Encantadas (The Enchanted Houses), Interior lantern artists: Barbara Chira, Anne Cubberly, Lizzie Roche, Robin VanLear. Rolling houses design: Robin VanLear.
  • House Pushers: Michael Crouch, Mark Jenks, Emmet O'Melia, Bill Wade
  • Gaudi Puppets: Kelvin Cadiz, Robin Heinrich, Ian Petroni

WADE OVAL

  • Fantasien von Heimat (Fantasies of Home), Environment of Lights Installation, Dioramas: Robin Heinrich, Mark Jenks, Meagan Krapf, Ian Petroni. Background towers: Jesse Rhinehart, Entrance and totem: Robin VanLear
  • Music: The Progeny (Shaw High)
  • Puppets: Marissa Glorioso, Meghan Haas, Marlon Hatcher, Stephanie Hill Ndong, Lizzie Roche, Kalindi Stockton
  • Dancers: Josh Brown, Amy Compton, Story Rhinehart, Justin Stentz, Kenya Woods
  • Community lanterns: Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland, East Cleveland Teen Collaborative and McGregor Home, Waterloo Arts.

Holiday CircleFest Activities (including Second Sunday Family Day Activities)

  • Reading and book signing: Tony Marini, Pennie the Christmas Pickle
  • Art Making: Calendars
  • Scavenger Hunts: Light
  • Art Stories: Winter
  • Art Making: Origami Ornaments
  • Wanna Be in Pictures? Distance Learning Technology
  • Art Cart: Sources of Light
  • Highlights Tours
  • Special Exhibition Tour: Sicily: Art & Invention Between Greece and Rome
  • Dance and Music in the Ames Family Atrium:
    • Global Connections
    • Panic Steel Ensemble
    • Frog Lily (Gallery 219)
    • Cleveland Inner City Ballet
    • The Progeny
  • Winter Lights Lantern-making Workshops
  • Winter Lights Lantern Procession
  • Food and Shopping including handmade lanterns
  • Cookies and Cocoa and Performance Installation in the Atrium

 

2012: 19th Annual Winter Lights Festival and Holiday CircleFest

Winter Lights Lantern Displays

IN THE MUSEUM

  • Han Dynasty Reflections, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • Stars, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • Guest Lantern Display: Department of Visual Art at Lake Erie College
    Professor Nancy Prudic, MFA
    Student Artists: Cheryl Andrews, Alexander DelaMotte, Dina Derby, Christina Greenslade, Steven Gutierrez, Jodi Jindra, Stefan Stojanovich, Valerie Urbanik

ON WADE OVAL

  • Environment of Lights Installation, Artists: Mark Jenks, Jesse Rhinehart, Robin VanLear
  • Music: The Progeny (Shaw High and Heritage Middle School)
  • Puppets: Kelvin Cadiz, Marlon Hatcher, Robin Heinrich, Meagan Krapf, Emmet O'melia
  • Dancers: Amy Compton, Marissa Glorioso, Meghan Haas, Story Rhinehart, Lizzie Roche, Lalindi, Stockton, Kenya Woods

Holiday CircleFest Activities

  • Wanna Be in Pictures? Distance Learning Technology
  • Wari Art Cart
  • Highlights Tours of East Wing and 1916 Galleries
  • Lecture: Peruvian Feather Arts, Heidi King
  • Dance and Music in the Ames Family Atrium:
    —Do the Jitterbug with Instructor Valerie Salstrom of Get Hep Dance
    —The Upper School Choirs of Hathaway Brown, Choir director Laura Webster, Accompanist Matthew Skitzki
    —The Progeny, Band director Randy Woods
  • Winter Lights Lantern-making Workshops
  • Winter Lights Lantern Procession
  • Food and Shopping including handmade lanterns

 

2011: 18th Annual Winter Lights Festival and Holiday CircleFest 

Winter Lights Lantern Displays 

IN THE MUSEUM 

  • Han Dynasty Reflections, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • Stars, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • Suburban Hawk Angel, Artist: Story Lee Rhinehart
  • The Lighting of Hill House, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • The Recycling of Hill House, Artists: Debbie Apple-Presser, Wendy Mahon, Jesse Rhinehart, Robin VanLear 
    Abington Arms Residents: Sheila Bellamy, Eugene Brooks, Karen Caldwell, Christine Coleman, Cynesta Doyle, Mary Duhigg, Naila Hamid, Fannie Levkovitz, Eva Maesta, Loretta Pitts, Connie Roberto, Emma Ross, Rosalyn Todd

Art Therapist: Nancy Roy

ON WADE OVAL

  • House on Stilts (Environment of Lights Installation), Artists: Debbie Apple-Presser, Wendy Mahon, Ian Petroni, Robin VanLear
  • Metal Fabrication: Marlon Hatcher, Mike Moritz
  • Music: Shaw High School Rhythm Teens
  • Puppets and Dancers: Kelvin Cadiz, Amy Compton, Marisa Glorioso, Robin Heinrich, Ian Petroni, Story Rhinehart, Francine Saunders, Kalindi Stockton, Kenya Woods-Cooper

Holiday CircleFest Activities

  • Wanna Be in Pictures? Distance Learning Technology
  • Chinese Ink Painting Demonstration, Mitzi Lai
  • Art Cart, China: Art and Technology
  • Children’s Art Activity, Target
  • Highlights Tours of East Wing and 1916 Galleries
  • Exhibition Tour: Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi
  • Music: Shaw High School Rhythm Teens
  • Winter Lights Lantern-Making Workshops
  • Winter Lights Lantern Procession
  • Food and Shopping (including handmade lanterns for sale)

 

2010: 17th Annual Winter Lights Festival and Holiday CircleFest 

Winter Lights Lantern Displays 

IN THE MUSEUM 

  • Han Dynasty Reflections, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • Spirit Trees, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • Suburban Hawk Angel, Artist: Story Lee Rhinehart
  • Winter’s Whimsical World, Guest Lantern Display: Hawken School, Teacher Denise Buckley; Students: Emily Anagnostos, Annie Artz, Pia Beck, Daniel DiSanto, Isabella DiSanto, Nora Eagan, Stuart Farmer, Kevin Goodrich, Erin Holub, Abby Kolk, Jennifer Mazanec, Ian Mullenhour, Colleen Schikowski, Mona Waruingi, Ben Whitehead, Gabe Whitehead, Will Woods

ON WADE OVAL

  • Environment of Lights Installation, Artists: Debbie Apple-Presser, Wendy Mahon, Ian Petroni, Robin VanLear
  • Metal Fabrication: Marlon Hatcher, Mike Moritz
  • Music: Townsmen Orchestra Brass Choir
  • Puppets and Dancers: Inlet Dance Theatre, Kelvin Cadiz, Alexis Floyd, Robin Heinrich, Story Rhinehart, Kenya Woods-Cooper

Holiday CircleFest Activities 

  • Wanna Be in Pictures? Distance Learning Technology
  • Metal Working Demonstration: How Did They Make That?, Matthew Hollern
  • Art Cart: Materials of the Artist
  • Family Workshop: You Can Make That
  • Children’s Painting Activity, Target
  • Highlights Tours of East Wing and 1916 Galleries
  • Exhibition Tour: Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe
  • Music: The Townsmen Orchestra
  • Winter Lights Lantern-making workshops
  • Winter Lights Lantern Procession
  • Food and Shopping

 

2009: 16th Annual Winter Lights Festival and Holiday CircleFest 

Winter Lights Lantern Displays 

IN THE MUSEUM 

  • Alluvial Cairns, Artist: Jesse Rhinehart
  • Han Dynasty Reflections, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • In Memory of You, Artists: Debbie Apple-Presser and Wendy Mahon
  • Spirit Tree, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • Suburban Hawk Angel, Artist: Story Lee Rhinehart
  • Guest Lanterns, Artists: Debbie Apple-Presser, Roaidi Cartaya Carbajal, Tracy Doran, Wendy Mahon, Nancy Prudic, Story Lee Rhinehart. These artists led the lantern procession.

ON WADE OVAL

  • Environment of Lights Installation, Artists: Mark Jenks, Patty Jenks, Ian Petroni, Robin VanLear
  • Music: Ismail Douglas, Olu Manns, Motivation through Excellence
  • Puppets: Robin Heinrich, Scott Heiser, Inlet Dance Theatre
  • Dancers: Melanie Fioritto, Inlet Dance Theatre, Lizzie Roche, Story Lee Rhinehart, Matthew Schmid, Kenya Woods-Cooper

Holiday CircleFest Activities 

  • Wanna Be in Pictures? Distance Learning technology
  • Highlights Tours of East Wing and 1916 Galleries
  • Gallery Talk: Aaron Douglas and God's Trombones, Caroline Goeser
  • Performance: God's Trombones (excerpt), Karamu Theatre
  • Performance: A Night at the Museum, Crooked River Ensemble
  • Music: The Townsmen Orchestra Music: Motivation trough Excellence
  • Winter Lights Lantern-making workshops
  • Winter Lights Lantern Procession
  • Food and Shopping including handmade lanterns

 

2008: 15th annual Winter Lights Festival and Holiday CircleFest 

Winter Lights Lantern Displays 

IN THE MUSEUM 

  • Alluvial Cairns, Artist: Jesse Rhinehart
  • Han Dynasty Reflections, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • In Memory of You, Artists: Debbie Apple-Presser and Wendy Mahon
  • The Lighting of Hill House, Artist: Robin VanLear
  • Suburban Hawk Angel, Artist: Story Lee Rhinehart
  • Untitled Lantern Installation Number One, Artists: Ian Petroni and Mark Jenks
  • Guest Lanterns, Artists: Sue Berry, Hector Castellanos-Lara, Richard Howell, Mark Jenks, Story Lee Rhinehart, Lizzie Roche, Dante  Rodriguez, Ana Luisa Sanchez. These artists led the lantern procession. 

ON WADE OVAL

  • Environment of Lights Installation, Artists: Jesse Rhinehart, Mark Sugiuichi, Robin VanLear
  • Music: Ismail Douglas, Olu Manns, Motivation through Excellence
  • Puppets: Robin Heinrich, Scott Heiser, Inlet Dance Theatre
  • Dancers: Melanie Fioritto, Inlet Dance Theatre, Story Lee Rhinehart, Lizzie Roche

Holiday CircleFest Activities 

  • Armor Art Cart
  • Art Crew Characters
  • Wanna Be in Pictures? Distance Learning Technology
  • Gallery Talks in 1916 galleries
  • Revisioning Race: The Power of Images
  • Winter Lights Lantern-making workshops
  • Winter Lights Lantern Procession
  • Food and Shopping including handmade lanterns