Examining Light City Baltimore, The First Large-Scale International Light Festival

Light City Baltimore (Credit: WhatWeekly)April 1, 2016 – Segment 2

We check in with an exciting and important event occurring right now in Baltimore, Light City Baltimore. In 1816, Baltimore was the first American city to illuminate its streets with gas lanterns, revolutionizing the urban landscape forever by transforming the city with light. Light City Baltimore is the first large-scale, international light festival in the United States.

We talk with three artists featured in the festival: Mina Cheon, new media artist, writer, and full time Professor at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA); Gabriel Kroiz, Associate Professor and Chair of Undergraduate Design at the Morgan State University School of Architecture and Planning; and Paul Rucker, Baker Award-winning visual artist, composer, and musician, artist-in-residence at the Creative Alliance, and former visiting artist at MICA.