Get ready for the seventh annual Morningside Lights, a weeklong arts event led by the directors of Processional Arts Workshop, and produced by Columbia University’s Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre.
This year, the Event will take place from September 4-8, beginning with Lantern-building workshops at Miller Theatre/Columbia University. A family craft table will be set up on September 8 in Morningside Park, and Morningside Lights: Flight will take place in the evening of September 8th.
This seventh annual Morningside Lights procession will be a flock of animated and illuminated birds filling the night sky.
Exploring the theme of Flight, the artists said it best,
“Symbolizing the shared challenges that link bird and human populations in flux, participants will ornament each bird with authentic plumage, while filling each suitcase with personal reflections on migration. As the illuminated birds take flight, they carry with them a portrait of a homeland: cherished objects kept or left behind, snapshots of beloved places, and the tapestry of patterns, languages, and traditions by which every migrating population enriches its new home.”
Below are a few images from Morningside Lights 2017.
Morningside Lights Workshop Sessions & The Procession information Here. The 2018 map of the route, below.