Tuesday, October 25, 2016

China Lights

This October Boerner Botanical Gardens is hosting the internationally acclaimed “China Lights” exhibit. This will be the fifth stop on the USA leg of the tour and the first in the Midwest. These are but a handful of the images I created from 5:30PM to 8PM last Thursday. This event will last until November 6, 2016.

A complete slideshow can be seen HERE. Enjoy!

More than 30 extraordinary, blazingly bright silk covered structures will fill the Botanical Garden with 100's of lanterns to delight you at every turn. Picture an incredible glowing dragon 131-feet long! Or a two, plus-story, lit-from-within pagoda towering high enough to be seen from almost any vantage point in the garden. Plus dozens of dazzlingly colorful lighted displays created by a team of artisans and technical staff from Sichuan Tianyu, located in Zigong, China.

The construction and installation process requires 5 weeks of non stop work by over 30 artisans. The components are created from welded metal frames with colorful silk fabric applied and then internally lighted with LED lighting. In addition to the stunning lighted displays there will be multiple nightly stage performances highlighting various Chinese entertainment. 

The Boerner Garden House will be the site of multiple cultural displays and video presentations. Food and beverages will be available featuring both Asian and American selections. The exhibit will open from 5:30PM to 10:00PM nightly, closed Mondays. 

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