Thursday, December 04, 2014

Museum of Art Holiday CircleFest 12.7, 1–5:30PM

Inspired by centuries-old, cross-cultural traditions of ceremonial lighting displays, the Winter Lights Lantern Festival features lantern displays inside the Cleveland Museum of Art and Wade Oval's Environment of Lights installation. Holiday CircleFest is a FREE annual Circle-wide celebration presented by University Circle Inc. The museum offers an array of activities and entertainment, including workshops for making simple lanterns for the procession. The day culminates in a procession through the Environment of Lights led by illuminated dancers and giant puppets.

Holiday CircleFest
Sunday, December 7, 1–5:30PM
Lantern Procession 5:30PM

Activities at the museum on Sunday, December 7 are part of the 21st
annual University Circle Inc. Holiday CircleFest. The museum joins two dozen neighboring institutions for this annual community open house.

1:00–3:00—Night Scenes
Create scenes that celebrate winter in the city.

1:00–3:00—Life Stories
In the spirit of Jacob Lawrence, who depicted events from the life of Toussaint L'Ouverture, share a moment from your life.

1:00–3:00—Sources of Light Art Cart

1:00–3:00—Wanna Be in Pictures?
Picture yourself in CMA works of art using distance learning technology.

1:00, 2:00, and 3:00—Guided Tours

1:30–4:30—Jazz in the Atrium
1:30—Hawken Jazz Band
2:30—Townsmen Orchestra
3:30—The Progeny
 (Shaw High School students)

2:00—Guided Tour: Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography

2:00–4:30—Lantern-Making Workshop

Make a simple lantern to carry in the procession. Food and shopping throughout the afternoon.

5:30—Lantern Procession
Led by giant puppets and dancers. Starts at CMA north entrance and processes through Environment of Lights on Wade Oval.

6:00–6:30—Cookies, Cocoa, and Performance Installation in the Atrium
Follow the procession back to the atrium.

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