Visit Santa Fe! GLOW
Santa Fe Botanical Garden | December 15th – 31st
Check out one of the most unique lighting shows in Santa Fe! GLOW features thousands of lights all aglow throughout the Botanical Garden. Grab a friend or bring the family (kids 12 and under are FREE!) and enjoy a hot beverage by the fire, traditional (and untraditional!) holiday music and performances every night, delicious food, do a little holiday shopping in the Garden’s Gift shop, experience illuminated Spirit Poles and be bedazzled by a special laser light shows and exhibits designed for this year’s GLOW.
Victoria has graced the Santa Fe Botanical Garden with her painted totemic Spirit Poles that speak with a primal power emerging from the cold, clear New Mexico winter landscape. One hundred and fifty Spirit Poles are set into position in the Garden Orchard and lit with laser lights in collaboration with Artist Christopher Short to enliven the spirit of this holiday .
In a separate installation in the Orchard Gardens, Victoria has “planted” an illuminated series of calligraphic poles angled into a broad, sculptural Agave plant. The stalks are lettered with her own forms of cryptic hieroglyphics. The tall Agave sprouts up like an archetypal being from a collective past that will echo the futuristic Agave light work of laser artist Christopher Short in the amphitheater.
Her third installation is a garden of colorful plantings that illuminate the winter garden with a rainbow of bright beings. Victoria calls this her version of Zero-Scaping … Plants that can grow in any environment and never need water to stay perpetually in bloom!
Diversified media artist Christopher Short has won thirteen International Laser Display Association awards for his laser artwork and was recently featured on the BBC World News Travel show. His photographic work features petroglyph dreamscapes that incorporate video projection, colored strobes, flashlights, and custom laser hardware. His goal is to preserve prehistoric rock art and present it to a new audience using using science fiction technology. Christopher has exhibited in galleries and museums across the Southwest. He sells his artwork at the Heard Museum Guild Indian Market in Phoenix, Prescott Indian Art Market, Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival, and the Santa Fe Indian Market. He has exhibited his laser work around the country and recently in Dubai. In addition to working as an artist, Christopher teaches photography classes for other Native artists and produces videos for the Heard Museum and other Native American organizations. He is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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