WHAT IS LUNA?
LUNA is a new festival which brings art and energy to the streets of Revelstoke. Opening on September 30th from 6 pm until Midnight, the festival will run until October 7th, 2017.
25 local and visiting artists have been selected through a jury process to create unique art installations throughout the city. Designed and planned largely by volunteers, Luna is a completely free event showcasing and celebrating the visual and performing arts scene in Revelstoke.
The free LUNA program guide will illustrate the installation locations with a map and provide a synopsis of each art piece. On opening night visitors have 6 hours to discover 25 art installations selectively placed within the downtown core, enhanced with music, food, performances, and business events which will run concurrently during the evening.
Installations may appear in shop windows, empty spaces, alleyways and unexpected places as the familiar is transformed into something new and fantastic.
Featured Artists Flip-Cards:
Friday, Sept 29, 6-9 pm
Kick off your Luna experience one day early! This opening reception will take place at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre @320 Wilson St.
Immerse yourself within an installation-based exhibit featuring: Krista Stovel, Jacqueline Pendergast, Nicola McGarry, Francine Lanoie, Sandra Flood, Julia Crucil
If the Weather is Listening
@ Grizzly Plaza
Wind, rain and water… This visual and audio piece will intrigue and haunt you as you walk by.
By Andrew Manley and Miriam Manley.
@ Grizzly Plaza
Have you ever wanted to climb inside a snow globe? Now is your chance, and it’s the perfect photo-op!
By Rob Buchanan, Jessica Leahey, and Greg Hoffart.
@ The Taco Club
Watch this mural come alive as you help to complete this giant colouring book mural.
Created by Angela Gooliaff.
@ Explorer's Society
Take a walk under Umbrella Alley.
Created by Artist Lucie Bergeron, you will enjoy this project rain or shine.
@ Main Street Cafe
Step inside this sculptural planetarium designed to teach us how big and small we are.
Created by Artist, Kate Tupper.
@ Chubby Funsters
Take a peek through the keyhole and discover a world of glowing moss, webs, and creatures.
Created by Sarah Spurr.
@ Mica Heli Ski
See an upside down and backwards perspective of the street you thought you knew so well.
Created by Sarah Dart.
@ Big Mountain Kitchen
Look up…Way up…And see the night sky hanging from the ceiling.
Created by Michelle Spragg.
@ Monashee Distillery
A live multi-media performance telling the story of birth, growth, decay, death and resurrection. Music @ 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm.
Performed by Rhoneil Eurchuk and Jason Mannings.
Beauty, Wildlife, Industry
@ Selkirk Block
Look through the trees to see this sculptural creation of clay and water.
By Jacqueline Palmer.
@ Explorer’s Society Lobby
Reflected sunset on the river, little creatures on a driftwood sculpture.
By Claudia Bambi.
@ Caribou House
Life sized caribou with Ullr, God of Snow and Winter, peering down from above.
Created by Zuzana Riha.
Persistence of Vision
@ The Modern
Moving pictures re-imagined through zoetropes – some of them edible!
By Jess Leahey, Natalie Harris, Josee Zimyani, Duane Ducart, and Rob Buchanan.
@ City Hall
Silva is Latin for forest, Loom is the structure used to weave. Leave your mark on this work.
By Nicola McGarry and Claire Seiber.
Watch as snowflakes made up of Avalanche Canada staff hypnotically fall from the sky.
By Frank Desrosier, Rob Buchanan, and Mary Clayton.
Through the Looking Glass
@ Explorer’s Society
Watch as your movements are transformed into a live montage of light, colour, music, and motion.
By Sherry Heyliger and Michael John Hornyak.
@ the Museum and Archives
This video fuses historical and modern photos and plays with how communities shift over time.
By Amy Bohigian, Daryl Jolly, and Havelock John Tucker.
@ Various Locations Downtown Revelstoke
In the style of early 20th century silent films, a dancer and fiddler turn commonplace situations into the laughably ridiculous.
By Eloi Homier Company.
A Trip to the Moon
@ City Hall
Set aside 13 minutes of your night to watch this seminal art film from 1902.
Courtesy of the Co-Lab.
Original genre-bending percussive piano and vocals, drawing inspiration from Ella Fitzgerald, Bjork and silent films. Music @ 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm.
By Leila Neverland Band.
Oh Decisions, Decisions
@ Lovemaking Boutique
All the joys and frustrations of building that perfect image.
By Trish Hartwick.
@ Grizzly Plaza Parking Lot
Where there is smoke there is fire…Watch these artists fire clay creations in an outdoor Raku kiln.
By Mas Matsushita, Cat Mather, Nancy Geismar and David Walker.
The Powder Slug
@ Grizzly Plaza
Open for rides once again! Take a trip on Revelstoke’s iconic chair lift.
By Trent Kappler, Sarah Peterson and Rob Buchanan.
Alley of Stitches
@ Revelstoke Credit Union
Windows of stitches from the quilts of the Mt. Revelstoke Quilters Guild.
By Mt. Revelstoke Quilters Guild, Jamie Hobgood.
Watch this artist transform her live model over the course of the evening.
By Tina Schultz.
Saturday, Sept 30, 10-midnight
@ The Explorer's Society
Let DJ Si and Next Passage stimulate your senses with this audio/visual extravaganza dance party.
Drinks and food available for purchase.
By Simon Hunt and Bruce Thomas.
We couldn’t have done this without a team of dedicated people. Our core Luna team consists of:
- Miriam Manley, Executive Director, Revelstoke Arts Council
- Victoria Strange, Executive Director, Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre
- Rob Buchanan, Lead Artist, Ideas Man
- Nico Leenders, Marketing Manager, RMR
- Jana Thompson, Marketing, Revelstoke Tourism
- Pauline Hunt, Web Designer, Spark Solutions
SPOT THE ROCKET
The Countdown is ON! Spot the Rocket over the summer and take a selfie. Share your snapshot on Instagram and tag @lunaartfest or #RevelinLuna for a chance to win a free Luna T-Shirt!
LUNA IDEA GENERATOR
Crank. Crank. Whirrrr. The Luna Idea Generator is working hard. Spot it in various locations that will eventually be the venues for amazing works of art!
The 2017 Interactive Nocturne Guide will be available in September, the most accessible way is to use your mobile device and access the online version of the guide.
The Guide will be released in paper format in the September issue of The Revelstoke Mountaineer and will also be available for download in early September.