Grooving at The Grove

Houston park's otherworldly lights show draws a crowd of movers and shakers — with a British twist

Houston park's otherwordly lights show draws crowd of movers, shakers

15 Susanne Theis, from left, Lea Weingarten, Bruce Munro, Judy Nyquist and Barry Mandel at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
Susanne Theis, from left, Lea Weingarten, artist Bruce Munro, Judy Nyquist and Barry Mandel. Photo by Ray Redding
News, Shelby, Field of Light, Nov. 2014
The magical Field of Light features 4,500 glowing orbs. Courtesy of Weingarten Art Group
10 Lonnie and Candice Schiller at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
Lonnie and Candice Schiller. Photo by Ray Redding
16 Yvonne and Scott Zieglar at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
Yvonne and Scott Ziegler. Photo by Ray Redding
News, Shelby, Field of Light, Nov. 2014
The light installation remains until Feb. 8. Courtesy of Weingarten Art Group
12 Ron and Mary Jo Rapini at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
Ron and Mary Jo Rapini. Photo by Ray Redding
2 Cenk and Catherine Ozdogan at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
Cenk and Catherine Ozdogan. Photo by Ray Redding
9 Jenni Bowman, from left, Merritt Talbott, Anita Taylor at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
Jenni Bowman, from left, Merritt Talbott and Anita Taylor. Photo by Ray Redding
11 Piper and Adam Faust at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
Piper and Adam Faust. Photo by Ray Redding
8 Fran and Alan Brochstein at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
Fran and Alan Brochstein. Photo by Ray Redding
13 Scott and Judy Nyquist, from left, Sarah Nyquist and Jake Nyquist at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
Scott and Judy Nyquist, from left, Sarah Nyquist and Jake Nyquist. Photo by Ray Redding
6 Doug and Nicky Maddams at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
Doug and Nicky Maddams. Photo by Ray Redding
4 Cynthia Conner, left, and Kirsten Gray at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
Cynthia Conner, left, and Kirsten Gray. Photo by Ray Redding
5 Denise Cassata, left, and Polly Anne Whittle at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
Denise Cassata, left, and Polly Anne Whittle. Photo by Ray Redding
3 Clyde Hays, from left, Jano Kelley, Katie Hays and John Kelley at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
Clyde Hays, from left, Jano Kelley, Katie Hays and John Kelley. Photo by Ray Redding
1 Carl Schwenker, from left, Pat and Carl Schwenker and Jessica Zaborski at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
Carl Schwenker, from left, Pat and Carl Schwenker and Jessica Zaborski. Photo by Ray Redding
15 Susanne Theis, from left, Lea Weingarten, Bruce Munro, Judy Nyquist and Barry Mandel at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
News, Shelby, Field of Light, Nov. 2014
10 Lonnie and Candice Schiller at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
16 Yvonne and Scott Zieglar at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
News, Shelby, Field of Light, Nov. 2014
12 Ron and Mary Jo Rapini at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
2 Cenk and Catherine Ozdogan at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
9 Jenni Bowman, from left, Merritt Talbott, Anita Taylor at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
11 Piper and Adam Faust at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
8 Fran and Alan Brochstein at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
13 Scott and Judy Nyquist, from left, Sarah Nyquist and Jake Nyquist at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
6 Doug and Nicky Maddams at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
4 Cynthia Conner, left, and Kirsten Gray at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
5 Denise Cassata, left, and Polly Anne Whittle at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
3 Clyde Hays, from left, Jano Kelley, Katie Hays and John Kelley at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014
1 Carl Schwenker, from left, Pat and Carl Schwenker and Jessica Zaborski at the Bruce Munro VIP reception at Discovery Green November 2014

Movers and shakers turned out in force over the weekend for the grand opening, or should we say grand lighting, of artist Bruno Munro's fantastical Field of Light at Discovery Green.

The British artist, who creates magnificent works based on LED lighting, was on hand for the festivities that took place in the party room at The Grove, which conveniently overlooks the installation along the Brown Promenade. (Make note, book a dinner, have a drink or cocktail party here for the best views of the glam installation and an easy stroll through the glorious light fantasy.)

The installation comprised of 4,500 radiant frosted glass spheres atop slender stems of illuminated fiber optic coils is on view every night through Feb. 8.

Discovery Green donors, supporters and volunteers were welcomed by Discovery Green president Barry Mandel at the cocktail reception hosted by The Grove's Candice and Lonnie Schiller. Mandel credited with the Discovery Green Conservancy's newly-formed public art committee, headed by Judy Nyquist, which was responsible for garnering Field of Light. Nyquist and her committee are being assisted by Weingarten Art Group in curating and installation of these temporary public art displays.

On the rainy, chilly evening, Munro spoke briefly to the gathering of more than 80, thanking Mother Nature for providing typical English weather for the inauguration of the light installation.

Stepping out on this night were British Consul General Andrew Millar, Lea Weingarten, Doug Lawing, Deborah and Stephen Brochstein, Audrey and Stan Leong, Mary Jo and Ron Rapini, Jackie and Tom Castro, Guy Hagstette, Jennifer Lewis, Cynthia Conner, Kirsten Gray, Katie Patterson and Piper and Adam Faust. 

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