Winter Lights Lantern Festival / Holiday CircleFest

Winter Lights Lantern Displays
December 7, 2014–January 4, 2015

Holiday CircleFest 
Sunday, December 7, 2014
1:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. 
Lantern Procession 5:30 p.m. 

Preparatory Lantern Workshops
November 7–23, 2014

A bright and innovative way to warm up your holiday season. Inspired by centuries-old, cross-cultural traditions of ceremonial lighting displays, the Winter Lights Lantern Festival features lantern displays inside the museum and the Environment of Lights installation on Wade Oval. Holiday CircleFest is a free annual Circle-wide celebration presented by University Circle Inc. The museum offers an array of activities and entertainment, including workshops for making simple lanterns for the procession. The day culminates in a procession through the Environment of Lights led by illuminated dancers and giant puppets. 

For questions contact Nan Eisenberg at 216-707-2483 or e-mail commartsinfo [at] clevelandart [dot] org.


2014 CMA CircleFest Activities
1:00–5:30 p.m., Lantern Procession at 5:30

Activities at the museum on Sunday, December 7 are part of the 21st annual University Circle Inc. Holiday CircleFest. The museum joins two dozen neighboring institutions for this annual community open house. The museum is a FREE Holiday CircleFest shuttle stop for the 21st annual Holiday CircleFest on December 7, 2014. Shuttle hours are 12:30–6:30 p.m. The shuttle takes about 30 minutes for one complete loop. Visit University Circle Inc. for more information on Holiday CircleFest shuttle stops and activities.


Night Scenes
Create scenes that celebrate winter in the city.

Life Stories
In the spirit of Jacob Lawrence, who depicted events from the life of Toussaint L'Ouverture, share a moment from your life.

Sources of Light Art Cart

Wanna Be in Pictures?
Picture yourself in CMA works of art using distance learning technology.

Origami Ornaments
Make an ornament for the museum's tree.

1:00, 2:00, and 3:00—Guided Tours

1:30–4:30—Jazz in the Atrium
       1:30—Hawken Jazz Band
       2:30—Townsmen Orchestra
       3:30—The Progeny (Shaw High School students)

2:00—Guided Tour: Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography

2:00–4:30—Lantern-Making Workshop
Make a simple lantern to carry in the procession

5:30—Lantern Procession
Led by giant puppets and dancers. Starts at CMA north entrance and processes through Environment of Lights on Wade Oval.

Bird Land
Concept: Robin Heinrich, Robin VanLear
Additional Artists: Mark Jenks, Wendy Mahon, Ian Petroni
Production: Marlon Hatcher, Mike Moritz, Jesse Rhinehart, Story Rhinehart, Murphy Winters
Music: The Progeny
Sentinels of Light: Josh Brown, Story Rhinehart, Justin Stentz
Firebird Team: Marlon Hatcher with Meagan Heinrich, Kalindi Stockton
Winged Dybbuks: Ryan Dick, Jennifer Sandoval Eccher, Dezare Foster, Marissa Glorioso, Kenya Woods
Community Lanterns: Abington Arms, Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland (East Cleveland), Cleveland School of the Arts

6:00–6:30—Cookies, Cocoa, and Performance Installation in the Atrium
Follow the procession back to the atrium.

Las Casas Encantadas (The Enchanted Houses)
Concept and Design: Robin Heinrich, Robin VanLear
House Construction: Mike Moritz, Murphy Winters
House Lanterns: Meagan Heinrich, Robin Heinrich, Ian Petroni, Lizzie Roche, Robin VanLear
Choir: Hathaway Brown Vocal Arts Students
Crow Men: Dominic Moore-Dunson, Kevin Parker
Cape Carriers: Morgann Grammpp, Katie McGaha, Nicole O'Malley, Michelle Sipes
Gaudi Puppets: Kelvin Cadiz, Robin Heinrich, Ian Petroni
House Pushers: Hector Castellanos, Michael Crouch, Trina Hines, Mark Jenks, Emmett O'Melia, Lizzie Roche