While video art show at Museum of History will show what’s in store for Canopy
St. Petersburg, FL (August 8, 2013) — This weekend, Tampa Bay area residents will be treated to a preview of the nightly entertainment they can soon expect at the new St. Pete Pier — a combination underwater light show and video art display at the Vinoy Basin and the St. Petersburg Museum of History.
Jason Jensen, whose firm, Wannemacher Jensen, is staging the display in coordination with Deep Glow Technologies, said the display will be equivalent to “about 20 percent” of what visitors will soon be able to see nightly at the new Pier (known as The Lens).
“Even at one-fifth illumination, this light show will provide a unique opportunity to see Tampa Bay’s underwater sea life after sunset,” Jensen said.
BuildThePier co-chair Marcus Martin explained that “light shows like this are hard to visualize, so this will give people the chance to see what we hope will soon be a nightly feature of a new St. Petersburg landmark.”
Video art display: Along with the underwater light show, an array of video art from local artists including Nick Hinckley, Carol Mickett and Kevin Hohl, will be projected onto a wall of the St. Petersburg Museum of History. The display, organizers say, will illustrate some ways the Canopy of the new Pier will be used – as the backdrop of synchronized light shows, concerts and fireworks, for example.
Standup paddle-boarders: In addition to the light show and video projections, a team of standup paddle-boarders will take part in the program, Jensen said. He issued an “open invitation to local standup paddle-boarders to participate,” urging them to “wear white for the best effect.”
What: Combination Underwater Light Show and Video Art Display
When: Friday, August 9, and Saturday, August 10, from dusk until 11:00 PM
Where: Vinoy Basin, near Second Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive
Who: Sponsored by Wannemacher Jensen Architects and Deep Glow Technologies (both St. Petersburg companies that are commissioned to work on the new Pier). Co-hosted and supported by the BuildThePier campaign.
If You Go: Free. Open to public. Attendees can bring blankets or chairs, perhaps make it a picnic. Additionally, standup paddle-boarders are welcome to come be a part of the display.
About the BuildThePier campaign:
The BuildThePier campaign is urging residents to defeat a ballot initiative that would cancel construction of the new St. Pete Pier (The Lens). For further information, visit BuildThePier.com, PierFacts.com, and Facebook.com/BuildThePier.