The following is a press release from the Brookline Planning Department:
1st Light: Brookline’s Winter Festival
Thursday, November 29, 2012 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Brookline welcomes the holiday season each year by hosting a town-wide winter festival. The 1st Light Festival features an evening of food, fun, shopping and entertainment for all ages at businesses throughout Town.
This year’s entertainment highlights include light installations by Sina Lightworks, a photography contest as well as displays and performances by local artists and musicians.
Sina Lightworks showcases the artistic talents of Brookline residents Alejandro and Moira Sina. The Sina’s pioneered the use of high frequency electronics, glass and luminous gases used to create ethereal kinetic work displaying light and color as their medium for artistic expression. Sina Lightworks has exhibited their works in the U.S. and internationally, with indoor and outdoor installations, large scale suspended clusters, kinetic and interactive lightworks. Sina Lightworks has received several awards and honors, public commissions and has been featured in seven books worldwide. Sina Lightworks will be displayed at The Fireplace Restaurant, Washington Square Tavern, Fire Opal, Muddy River Art Gallery, Clear Four Bakery, Chobee Hoy Associates and Town Hall.
The photography contest challenges participants to capture what they think is special about Brookline. Email high quality photo submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1, 2012. Submissions will be reviewed both by our panel of judges as well as the 1st Light Facebook page. The winning entry, along with a selection of top submissions will be put on display at various locations throughout Town during the festival. The grand prize is a custom made jigsaw puzzle of the winning photograph. See the festival website for more details and eligibility requirements.
The 1st Light Festival is organized by the Town’s Economic Development Division, volunteers and ismade possible through the generous support of our sponsors. Detailed maps with performance times and locations will be available at Brookline retailers and online.
1st Light: Brookline’s Winter Festival will take place on Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Brookline Village, Coolidge Corner, JFK, Washington Square, Saint Mary’s, and Putterham Circle. The festival is free and all ages are welcome. For more information visit www.brooklinema.gov/firstlight.