Grooving at The Grove
Houston park's otherworldly lights show draws a crowd of movers and shakers — with a British twist
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.