Monday, April 28, 2008

River Lights

Here in the North Berkshire community, we are pretty proud of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MassMoCA). It has inspired a lot of artists to come to this area and our offerings grow every year. This past Saturday night, there was an exhibit along the Hoosac River as it wends past the museum. Artist Ralph Brill and others came together to light up the river area. Here are a few of the pictures I took from this. In one, LED lights are changing colors and netting strung across the river catches the radiance. In another, lights behind a screen catch the ripples on the screening like it caught the ripples of the water. It was very interesting and beautiful. I should say that the pictures don't do justice to the exhibits. You really had to see the movement, witness change of colors, and hear the river. But they give you a taste of what we saw.

Moreover, there were hundreds of people out on this early spring night, catching the artwork and catching up with one another. It was a great event that I hope grows each year. Congratulations to everyone who worked on this project.

1 comment:

Kid Chez said...

The neon green in the river reminds me of your good ol' days growing up in the shadows of the Yankee nuclear plant in Rowe! The water up there had a similar look, didn't it? And thanks for the post and your leadership on tax policy. Glad you're on the case.