Parade Photos 2014

Well that’s it for another year! Thanks to everyone that participated and made the effort to turn up in some very challenging wintry weather conditions. We had a fabulous evening and we hope you did too. Here are some parade photos from the evening. Taken by Gordon Miller and Gowri Savoor. Please enjoy!


Lantern-making in the Community

The last of our community workshops ended on Saturday. Over the course of 3 weeks, we created over 60 lantern structures in workshops taking place in Montpelier, Stowe and Waterbury VT. We had a great turnout at each of our community sessions, with participants ranging in age from 4 to 86. Some of the lanterns have simple forms, others are more complex and reflect the houses and buildings of Vermont – but each one is beautiful and quite unique. The Art + Architecture students at Norwich University are working steadily on their interpretation of St. Basil’s Cathedral – more will be revealed soon!

With a little help from our friends…

For the last week, printmaking students from the Architecture+Art department at Norwich University have been busy in production–printing dozens of River of Light Crew t-shirts –and they look amazing. Many thanks to students Brenden Brogan and Jessica Welsh and Professors Angelo Arnold and  Jason Galligan-Baldwin for all your help and support!

TBPS Students study Architecture with Angelo Arnold

This week, the 3rd and 4th Graders at Thatcher Brook Primary School have been studying Architecture with Angelo Arnold, sculptor and 3-D Professor at Norwich University. Architecture students Katie Anderson and Kaylan Aufdermaur accompanied him for the week, and helped advise the students and share their knowledge. There were challenges for the 3rd & 4th graders – they were only to use a single sheet of paper, tape, pencil and ruler – but they faced the constraints and made some incredible structures. They also had an opportunity to learn how to screen print their own t-shirts with architecture student Brenden Brogan under Angelo’s supervision.

River of Light in Pictures…Parade Night!

Here they are at last–these amazing photographs have been taken by photographer, Gordon Miller. If you are interested in purchasing prints, please do so directly from his website (link to the right). Enjoy!

Artists’ Workshop 2013

What an incredible weekend we have had with a creative mix of over 22 artists, art teachers and teaching artists from around the region including Burlington, Middlebury and New York. This year we were fortunate to have a group of 3D students from Norwich University, which will be a fantastic contribution to this year’s parade. Each year the lanterns made in this 2-day intensive workshop get more complex, more ambitious and more exciting. The Under the Sea theme was taken to extremes with an incredible selection of octopuses,  shells, sea anemones and a healthy shoal of fish. Throw in a penguin, a seahorse and a mermaid for good measure! Thank you, Vermont Arts Council for your support to make this amazing opportunity available!