Green Mountain Falls will be illuminated this summer when world-renowned artist Bruce Munro headlines the Green Box Arts Festival with two outdoor installations. Marking its 25th anniversary, the expansive Field of Light uses 3,000 light stands to celebrate light and the natural landscape. It was inspired by Australia’s Uluru, or Ayers Rock, in the central Red Desert and has been displayed around the world. “Field of Light is always a surprise,” Munro tells us via email. “I have given up trying to predict how the work will interact with a new space but know inherently that it will. Instinct tells me it will feel intimate and hopefully otherworldly!”
Munro’s Teepees will be only its second installation in the United States. Its interactive light combinations flash so quickly that the naked eye can never see the full teepees lit. “I’m always excited by what new audiences may feel about my work (nervous even). No less so at Green Box,” Munro says. “In any of my work, I hope people feel a connection, joyous even.”
Green Box also will continue its commitment to world-class dance as Houston’s METdance company takes audiences on a wide-ranging contemporary journey in a compilation of four works called United in Dance! And musical headliner Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles will get listeners up and swing dancing to their big band sound during the Fourth of July Block Party. Other concerts, lectures and a wide variety of classes will round out the nine-day schedule.
The festival, arguably the best-kept arts secret in the Pikes Peak region, runs July 1-9, and most events are free.
Find details at greenboxarts.org.