Threads of Light

May 16, 2020, to June 30, 2020

The Schweinfurth Art Center is participating in the International Day of Light with a new light installation that will be projected onto the second-floor windows of the art center. The installation will be visible 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. every night and can easily be seen in front of the center, located at 205 Genesee Street, Auburn.

The exhibit, titled “Threads of Light,” is a collaboration between Skaneateles artist Lorne Covington and contemporary textile artist Gerri Spilka. Covington, who creates interactive artwork and installations as Noirflux, manipulated images of Spilka’s large-scale art quilts by adding movement. The resulting work will be a changing textile of pattern and light.

The exhibition is part of “Light Windows,” a monthlong, world-wide exhibition by artists at home and art venues closed by the COVID-19 pandemic that was organized by The HoloCenter — Center for the Holographic Arts based in New York City. The HoloCenter planned “Light Windows” as an exhibition for neighbors, a thank you to essential workers, and a tribute to those who we have lost to COVID-19.