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Gallery Responds to RVA’s Need for More Light

InLight Exhibition to Have a 2-Day Run: November 13 and 14 at VMFA

1708 Gallery and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts have extended InLight 2015 on VMFA’s grounds for a second night. The free event will be held on Friday, November 13 from 7 p.m. until midnight and Saturday, November 14 from 7 until 10 p.m. The museum will have extended hours during the event.

Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight 2015 is a public exhibition of light-based art and performances. InLight 2015 will feature special curated projects by Zach Kurth-Nelson, Derek Larson, Ander Mikalson and John Dombrowski, Jacco Olivier, Mark Strandquist, and a performance by Bohyun Yoon. The juried exhibition, selected by Alex Baker, Director at Fleisher/Ollman InlightImage_2316Gallery, Philadelphia, will feature 17 projects by national artists, including  Allison Berkoy, Erika Diamond, Laure Drogoul, Justin Ginsberg, Elizabeth Hamilton, Tim Harper and Matt Lively, Brooke Inman, Matthew Jensen, Benjamin Jones, Robert Lisek, VisuaLabs: Will May, Kevin Cwalina, and Jonah Tobias, Eva Rocha, Joshua Thorud and Anthony Earl Smith, Robert Walz, Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky, and Alice Pixley Young.

VMFA galleries will be open during InLight. Light-based works on view inside the museum include Sky by Leo Villareal, Blue Husk by Tony Oursler, Glass Pavilion by Theaster Gates, and Comet: God Particle by Tristin Lowe. Additionally, the new exhibition Nightfall: Prints of the Dark Hours highlights viewers’ perception of light and darkness.

On Friday, audiences are invited to participate in the Community Lantern Parade at 7:30 p.m. Lantern-making will be available onsite before the Parade from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  On Saturday, visitors can create lanterns inspired by Tristin Lowe’s Comet: God Particle.

Both Best Café and Amuse will serve until 11:30 p.m. on Friday and  until 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. Beer and wine will be for sale in the sculpture garden and food trucks will be located on Grove Avenue. Parking will be available in VMFA’s garage and on surrounding streets.

In addition, 1708 will offer a free shuttle from The Diamond to VMFA. Shuttles will run every 15 minutes from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Friday and from 6:30 until 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.

For a full schedule of programs and other event details, please visit

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