Glow Nights Launch
Glow Nights takes place in Teton Village, Wyoming at the base of the world famous Jackson Hole Mountain Resort from December 22nd through February 2019. Glow Nights launches with a festive après-ski celebration of art, projections, and music on December 22nd from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
Inspired by the unique phenomena of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, artists have created illuminated works for display in the Teton Village Commons that are inspired by the calderas, geysers, peaks, forests, and the phosphorescent microbes of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE).
Participating artists include Claudia Bueno, a Venezuelan light and shadow artist who has shown her work in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the United States. Claudia was recently commissioned to created work for Meow Wolf, Las Vegas. Claudia’s illuminated tree is filled with fiber optics and LED’s to create a canopy of wonder.
Raised in Jackson Hole, Bland Hoke is a public artist specializing in collaborative design. Bland’s work can be found from Raleigh North Carolina to Ashland, Oregon. Hoke has received a Fast Company, Innovation By Design Award for his Soft-Walks and his installation titled the Beacon transformed the Village Commons last winter and inspired us to commission multiple installations this year. Bland will use LED’s, snow, and ice to mesmerize passers-by.
Innovative architecture firm Carney Logan Burke Architects is inspired by the power of landscape, the quality of light, and the simple honesty of vernacular architecture. Their installation, Face Time, invites us to stop and listen to each other and the world around us.
Walt Gerald is a multidisciplinary artist that draws heavily on inspiration from both the natural and supernatural world. His work uses digital media, sculpture, and printmaking to communicate ideas of myth and folklore, pertaining especially to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and its history. Walt’s artwork has been featured nation-wide, most recently at the Denver ComicCon in Colorado and the Desert Daze Music Festival in California.
Communities across the world that are steeped in darkness over winter months celebrate snow and ice with light festivals designed to draw people together. GLOW Nights brings vibrancy and beauty in unexpected forms to the Village Commons and invites people to explore their sense of wonder bringing light to our dark winter nights.
GLOW Nights is sponsored by the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Teton Village Associationwith additional funding provided by the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, First Western Trust, and the friends of Jackson Hole Public A
ABOUT TETON VILLAGE ASSOCIATION
Teton Village Association Improvement & Service District is a local government entity supported by the Teton Village businesses that provides municipal type services in the commercial areas of the Village. Teton Village Association ISD enhances the guest experience to make Teton Village the #1 destination resort community. Teton Village supports the year-round economic, environmental, social and fiscal health of the Jackson Hole community.
ABOUT JACKSON HOLE PUBLIC ART
Jackson Hole Public Art (JHPA) forges partnerships for the integration of art into any
environment to inspire lasting cultural, educational and economic benefits. JHPA is a
non-profit organization and our community’s leading presenter of artist-driven projects in
public space. We place bold artworks outside traditional venues of museums and
galleries to provide access for everyone to discover the art of our time.
JHPA provides public art consulting services to local businesses, manages the Public
Art Task Force for the Town of Jackson, and produces PARKing Day, Stickum Up, and
the 5×5 event annually. Learn more at www.JHPublicArt.org.
ABOUT THE GREATER YELLOWSTONE ECOSYSTEM
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) is one of the last contiguous ecosystems left on the planet where megafauna, calderas, hot springs, and dramatic vistas abound. Our sense of wonder and our collective creativity are sparked by a desire to explore, understand, and interpret these phenomena.