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19 2003

Illuminated Salon


Harwin Studios, RSVP Required

RSVP required

Call him an illumination specialist, Professor Jeff Schnabel will discuss aspects of the human response and need for light, 1 – 3 p.m. Sunday, January 18 at Harwin Studios in Portland. He will explore his thoughts, research, and experience about how light shapes our emotions and actions. Professor Schnabel’s multiple involvement in darkness and light includes co-founding the Portland Winter Light Festival, https://www.pdxwlf.com. The 2023 February festival is expected to be attended by over 300,000 visitors. Jeff Schnabel, faculty member of the School of Architecture at Portland State University, is the 2015 recipient of the Van Evera Bailey Fellowship which supported his research on design after dark and how nighttime changes the design strategies of buildings and cities. Schnabel is a member of the Willamette Light Brigade, the International Nighttime Design Initiative, and the Media Architecture Institute.
Professor Schnabel and artist Sara Harwin, info@harwinstudios.com, will engage salon participants now able to view three of the 24 six-foot panels currently displayed at Harwin Studios. The complete Illuminated Letters: Threads of Connection exhibition is actually sewn and digitally printed museum gallery panels 2,500 sq. ft. in total length. The interactive work by Sara Harwin uses textures and media to a create multiple light and dimensional experiences. The work offers explanatory meanings based on original art and “shoreshim,” the basic three letter core structure of words in Hebrew. Viewers will see the panels, integrated with Hebrew shoreshim, English transliterations and imagery of nature - planets, trees, seasons, and geometric silk-covered floating particles meticulously assembled in shapes designed to reflect light.
The first phase of the Illuminated Salons at Harwin Studios is available through March 31, 2023, by reservation.
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