#entertainment | Georgetown GLOW lights up city streets with hopeful art

“She’s a local artist by way of Argentina, but she’s living in D.C.,” Young said. “She is a social activist, a lot of her work promotes the LGBTQ+ community. Her work is beautiful, colorful. It has an interactive element. As you walk underneath her installation, there will be music from an a cappella group and the lights will mimic the sound.”

“They’re also from D.C. [and] actually met in Mount Pleasant,” Young said. “Their installation is 200 lanterns. They look like a flickering mess, but as you walk along the path of Grace Church, as you get to one magical viewing point, it shows different scenes and animations. They’ll have about a 30-minute program.”

“He’s actually from Virginia, but he now lives in New York,” Young said. “He used to work at an architect firm here in Georgetown, so that’s how he learned about GLOW. He would see it every year, walk through it and admire all the artwork. … His work is very architectural, very intricate and it’s going to be so beautiful right next to the Potomac River.”

“She is also a local artist and her work is so interesting,” Young said. “It’s something different than anything we’ve ever had as part of GLOW. She is inspired by nature, so hers is a replica of a meteorite that hit the earth about 50,000 years ago. … She’s using reflective beads on the outside of it, so the way the sun will hit it and reflect against it will be very interesting during the day, then at night she has these special spotlights that will be shining on it.”

“They’re actually two sisters, one is based in New Orleans, the other one is in Wisconsin,” Young said. “Both of them were part of Cloud Swing that we had last year as part of GLOW. Their aesthetic is very whimsical, very hopeful and positive. … It will include about 50,000 lanterns that will be installed on a 35,000-foot-plus tree in front of Georgetown Lutheran. It’s very apropos for the time right now with all that’s going on in the world, it’s a chance for visitors to come, stand underneath a lantern and make a wish for the future.”

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