PVCC's annual evening of light-centered artworks illuminate the grounds surrounding the V. Earl Dickinson Building for one night only. Now in its tenth year, Let There Be Light celebrates the approach of winter and the longest night of the year with light-based art installations created by a selection of some of the most imaginative local and regional artists.
Highlights of this year’s exhibition include James Yates’ “10th Annual Luminous Egg Hunt,” which invites visitors to search for luminous eggs hidden throughout the grounds; “Let It Burn” by Alan Goffinski and Matthew Slaats, which provides an opportunity for a “cathartic release for our collective anxiety” brought on by recent social and political events; “Syntax of Snow,” an audience participation piece by Matthew Burtner that encourages attendees to play with amplified, illuminated snow; and Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell’s “AWAKE,” an ongoing performance of “apparitions and dreams and fitful sleep.”
Let There Be Light is curated by local artist James Yates, whose primary aim in his work is to “re-enchant our experience of the world.” Visitors to the exhibition are encouraged to bring a flashlight and come dressed as “enlightened beings,” decorating themselves with light to add to the festivities. Hot chocolate, warm cider and other refreshments will be provided.