Tonight is going to be lit.
“Shimmer: The Art of Light,” a new art exhibition that uses various aspects of light, will transform Chapel Hill and Carrboro into a unique art walk.
Meg McGurk, executive director of Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, said although "Shimmer" features a variety of art forms, light will be incorporated in all of its pieces.
"It’s lit up from projections on buildings. It’s lit up installations," she said. "Some of the art is interactive and includes performance art. So light is the element that all of the art pieces will have.”
The 20 locations on the walk will each feature different selected artists from across the country, each with their own interpretations of light.
Belinda Haikes will have one of her pieces projected on the side of the Ackland Museum.
She said she is inspired by the current exhibit of Hans Hofmann’s work in the museum.
“My piece takes Hans Hofmann’s theory of push and pull by using rectangles and shapes, and I’ve created a four-minute landscape kind of thing,” she said. “So it’s based on geometric shapes that I’ve used to express an interactive experience.”
She also said she wants to give the impression of tying the outside of the Ackland to the exhibit on the inside.