“Glow in the Dark” — A Public Art Project

Organized by California College of the Arts students, artist GK Callahan, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and Center for Art and Public Life

Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, 7 to 10 p.m. (rain or shine!)
165 Grove St. (Civic Center) @ The Please Touch Garden

California College of the Arts (CCA) and the LightHouse are pleased to present “Glow in the Dark,” a one-night exhibition of student work. The project takes place in the vacant building lot at 165 Grove St. in the Civic Center district of San Francisco, the future site of the Please Touch Garden, a community garden for blind and visually impaired people.

The project features work by the following CCA students:

Nicolas Colon
Elliott De Aratanha
David Elder,
Ian Garrison
Yoojin Kim
Fred Kolouch
Blaz Pirnat
Robin Tilby
Ping Zhang

The show brings together light sculpture, interactive projects, sound art and tactile experiences that reflect on blindness and visual impairment. The exhibition comes out of an ongoing dialogue between CCA undergraduate students and the LightHouse community.

In various projects, sensory experiences are reevaluated, calling into question common perceptions of what it means to see, feel, hear and touch. “Glow in the Dark” promotes the idea that there are many ways of seeing, and that the relationships between bodily senses are more intertwined than commonly assumed.