Join us for the official lighting of "Nimbus"
Tuesday, October 17
Reception co-hosted by Washington Gateway Main Street and Blackstone Franklin Square Neighborhood Association to follow at Anoush'ella.
You may have noticed some peculiar activity in Franklin Square over the past few days: caution tape, climbing ropes and tree climbers and a strange mass of white orbs suspended over the fountain. Washington Gateway Main Street is proud to announce that our newest artistic light installation is near completion and ready to light up Franklin Park.
"Nimbus" is an artistic light installation created by artists Claudia Ravaschiere and Michael Moss. 26 orbs hover above the fountain and will illuminate the park with various colors each night.
From the artists: "Our goal in making art for the public realm is to evoke a sense of discovery as people encounter the unexpected in a familiar space. We hope to rouse curiosity in passersby, increasing their capacity to observe what the park offers: a contemplative area to experience the green and the beauty of the earth in an urban setting."
We would like to thank Claudia and Michael for creating such an innovative and impactful piece of art that will adorn our park. Additionally, we would like to thank the arborists, Eric, Andrew and Sean, who spent the past few days scaling the trees and setting the lines that suspend the lighting.