DEARBORN, Michigan – The Dearborn “Glow” project will light up an entire city corner in Dearborn on Friday, Feb. 3, from approximately 7 to 10 p.m. when more than 2,000 glow sticks arranged in a pavilion design provide a creative, interactive, but temporary, visual experience for visitors.
First ever “Glow” Project Offers Interactive Art Experience – After Dark in Dearborn
The site for the project is on the corner of Michigan Ave. and Brady in west Dearborn adjacent to the Dearborn Historical Museum, a co-host for the project along with the Dearborn Community Fund.
The idea for the project, described as a “celestial field,” originated with Dearborn resident Paolo Mastrogiacomo, a University of Michigan graduate student in architecture, and his colleague Ariya Kelly. In addition to providing a unique experience, they see the potential for this type of project to provide the community with an opportunity to stop, play and become engaged while calling attention to the west Dearborn downtown and what it has to offer.
Mastrogiacomo and Kelly along with a group of volunteers including designers, artists and people from the community will install the interactive display.
Visitors will be encouraged to walk through the “field” and to move the glow sticks at will resulting in a constantly changing pattern. Three sculptures, part of Dearborn’s Midwest Sculpture Initiative which continues through April, are also featured on the site. The Dearborn Historical Museum will be open to welcome visitors to tour and enjoy light refreshments.
The project team hopes that this temporary interactive creative project will be the first of many and serve to encourage other area artists to develop future projects.
The event is open to the public at no charge. In the event of heavy snow accumulation of more than two and a half feet, the project will be rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 17, at the same location.
Additional information is available by contacting the Dearborn Community Fund at 313-943-5478.