The Heckscher Museum will show a multimedia display of art, light, and sound on its facade during the 29th annual Long Island Fall Festival, adding a new feature to the long-running weekend festival that brings thousands of people to Huntington.
Opening Oct. 6, and running throughout the weekend, the festival will include music, food, a carnival, entertainment, rides and other family fun.
The schedule for the festival is:
The Heckscher Museum show, lluminations 2023: The Many Faces of Home, includes a custom-made collection of dynamic, short, digital art animations, which will be projected onto the museum’s façade and choreographed to music.
The projected art installation includes three acts. The first, My New Home created by Han Qin, celebrating the immigration experience, is a 3D image projection featuring portraits of diverse community members who have immigrated
The second piece, also by Qin, Journey Home, is an animated film projection, showcasing ocean hues of blue and a school of fish transfiguring before the eyes into groups of people swimming to a new home.
The third part is a collection of animation pieces choreographed to music.
The digital art pieces are created by several international artists and curated by a New York-based artist and curator Chiarina Chen. Original music for Illuminations 2023 is composed by
internationally recognized composer and cellist, Professor Margaret Schedel, co-director of Stony Brook University’s
Computer Music Department.
Illuminations 2023 is sponsored by the Huntington Chamber of Commerce, with additional support provided by the Town
The art installation was created for the museum by a team of international digital artists working with Executive Director
Heather Arnet, and Han Qin, a digital artist and printmaker based on Long Island and Hangzhou, China. Qin, an adjunct
professor at Stony Brook University, has artwork included in the permanent collection of the museum.
The display will be shown Oct. 7 and Oct. 8 from 7 to 8 p.m.