Moonlight Silhouettes II – Second Showing

“Moonlight Silhouettes II” will be on display (and for sale, hint) in the Trager Brothers Coffee 2.0 space in the Rockfish Valley Community Center in Afton, VA from November 1st through December 30th. Join us on Saturday, November 5th from 6-9pm for a magical evening at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains for music, art & spirits. Nelson County’s own Sally Rose and Sweet Pete Stallings will play acoustic sets and refreshments will be served. All of the photographs will be available for purchase and 20% of all artwork sales will benefit the non-profit community organization Friends of Nelson.

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Moonlight Silhouettes II – Behind the Scenes

The Creating Process.com followed my “Moonlight Silhouettes II” project from construction through the first opening of the exhibit and their photos and short video can be seen here :: thecreatingprocess.com/creators/rich. Thank you to Guillermo Ubilla for the nice piece and especially cool photographs of our crew at work back in July. The exhibit will also be shown in November and December with an opening event on Saturday, November 5th. Details coming soon.

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Moonlight Silhouettes II Opening

The opening of “Moonlight Silhouettes II – This Serious Moonlight” is Saturday, August 27th at the GallerIX of IX Art Park from 5-9pm. Also going on at that same time on the adjacent outdoor stage is the 2016 kickoff concert for the free WTJU / Leviit AMP Fall concert series featuring Grammy Award winning Los Texmaniacs from Austin TX. There will be plenty of beer and wine available as well as several of Charlottesville’s finest food trucks.

To recap the project for those unfamiliar: this work is created using a unique technique on a large scale and is an original collaboration with my daring aerialist friends utilizing a large constructed stage, intense lighting, complicated aerialist rigging and a massive diffusion screen that creates the silhouette effect. A preview is below.

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Moonlight Silhouettes II

We successfully executed the Moonlight Silhouettes II photoshoot last weekend building and testing the set on a 95+ degree Friday and doing the shoot on Sunday. A cast and crew of 12 busted their butts for this project and I was humbled by everyone’s efforts and dedication to the vision. Tonight the aerialists, Mallory & Stephanie, reviewed and edited the photos with me and I think we have ourselves an art show! The opening is Saturday, August 27th at IX Art Park. There will be bands, beer and food trucks. Mark your calendars!

In the meantime, here’s a behind the scenes peek at our set under construction:

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