Olbrich Garden’s Gleam 2022

Lights in the night that bring delight. Going to the glimmering evening garden show has become a tradition for us. This year, we started in the mushroom grove. Delicate mushrooms that look like morels are made from beeswax and glow.

Mushroom Grove Artists: James Ream & Benjamin Smith

Next we went through an astral entrance. It felt like a rite of passage to a new world.

Astral Entrance Artist: Ash Armenta

In Firefly Forest, we felt the presence of fairies and wood spirits.

We were drawn into a part of the galaxy with a black hole. We watched as it pulled a star into itself.

Tidal Disruption Artist: Mark-David Hosale Collaborators: Jim Madsen & Faisal Abdu’Allah

Neon butterflies greeted us from the next curve of the path.

Never Alone in the Garden Artist: Tyler Kutz

Warmth and delight, despite the ups and downs in life, guided our way through the subsequent walkways. The artist named them harps; to me they looked like rollercoasters.

Wavy Harps Artist: Zach Zweifel, Traditions
Wavy Harps Artist: Zach Zweifel, Traditions

What seemed to be simply a sculpture, had many hidden colors at a second glance.

Next was an interactive dance party, with lights the volunteer DJs could tweak and change. Eagle was the DJ; my good friend the dancing queen in front of the screen.

Out of the MeowVerse Artist: Katherine Cannistra

The central trellis on the border of the grass circle became an industrial light and music corridor. Spheres awaited a tap to come alive with illumination and sound. We were the catalysts.

Thanks for tripping the light fantastic with Olbrich Gardens and Fake Flamenco. Which of these glowing art pieces interested you the most? ¡Olé! –Rebecca

For more information about Gleam or Olbrich Gardens click on the previous names.

This post is part of the Ragtag Daily Prompt: art.

Rebecca Cuningham

64 thoughts on “Olbrich Garden’s Gleam 2022

      1. : ) They bring out the fairy in me, I always kneel to touch or boing mushrooms when I see them. I don’t care if others think I’m weird.
        I’m so glad you shared this, I didn’t know this was an event. Maybe one day I could go, or search for similar experiences.

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      1. Here in India it’s opposite. If they want to charge they suddenly put a fee or ban the entry 😛
        Entry should be paid in case of india, so that people can respect the place. 😃
        Great lighting btw.
        Here you can see lighting in few cases
        If it’s someone’s marriage, if it’s diwali, or celebration of certain occasion.

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      2. I never thought you’ll be interested in the pics 😛
        I would have taken them.
        Diwali is 5 days festival, this time it stretched to 6 days due to solar eclipse. So there were lighting everywhere. Now people have removed them.
        Here there’s no such excitement for Halloween or Christmas. Diwali was last big festival this year. 😁
        Now, from next month marriage season will begin, that will go on till march-april. 😀

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      3. In india people see for auspicious time for everything.
        Like people even see auspicious time when to start anything new, new shop, office, event etc. So marriage has to be at auspicious time.
        In india we cannot just Marry randomly on same date. We need to see the auspicious time. Priest tells the time and date.
        Every festival in india, Keeps changing it’s date due to this auspicious occasion, planatery position etc 🙂
        Then we have so many communities, so they have their own traditions and beliefs.

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      4. Very interesting, so astrology sounds very important. Being in harmony with the planets. An Indian friend married her college sweetheart and told me she did not want to consult the astrology in case the match was not auspicious, because they were already married 10 years.


      5. Ahhh sweet!!
        You can Learn more about it through my marriage.
        In which you are invited 😁
        That would be next year or in 2024(not sure) 😅
        Also, sorry for crowding your beautiful blog with my comments. I had no intention of doing that. Please accept my apologies. 🙇🏻‍♂️

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous! So much beauty to see everywhere…these lights remind me of the fête des Lumières in Lyon, which take place in the winter. Many lights to be had– enjoy the festivities!

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