Schuylkill River Aglow With “Light Drift”
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — This weekend, only, a cutting edge art exhibit is on view in Center City on the Schuylkill River. It’s called “Light Drift,” and it’s the latest project of the Mural Arts Program.
“I’ve never seen anything like it before, I think it’s pretty amazing. It’s so vibrant.”
Verdi was among the first night crowd for the three-night exhibit, which consists of dozen of pods of blue and green light bobbing on the Schuylkill between Market and Chestnut Street.
On the walkway next to it, a dozen more pods are slightly crushed on top, to create a seat, and in the seat is a sensor that causes the pod to change color and sends a signal to the pods on the water and they change color.
It’s a whole new direction for Mural Arts director Jane Golden:
“The idea is to embrace muralism in the 21st Century, to look at different ways of working and that includes new technologies.”
Said a visitor:
“I think it’s really awesome. I don’t even understand how it was done but it’s really great.”
Reported By Pat Loeb, KYW Newsradio