Written by Nana Ama Owusu-Agyemang
Willimantic, Conn. - Eastern Connecticut State University's Department of Visual Arts, in partnership with The Willimantic Screen Project, the Willimantic Brewing Company, Thread City Development Inc. and the Town of Windham is contributing to a video project titled "Green Lights," running through March 17. "Green Lights" is a video projection of approximately 40 different interpretations of green light for the façade of the Willimantic Brewing Company.
This is the Last Green Valley's third annual showcase, and is currently on view in public space in downtown Willimantic, visible at night. The Last Green Valley is the 35-town National Heritage Corridor in eastern Connecticut and south-central Massachusetts. At night, the region appears distinctively dark amid the urban and suburban glow when viewed from satellites or aircraft. In the daytime, the green fields and forests confirm the surprisingly rural character of the 1,085 square-mile area defined by the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers systems, and the rugged hills that surround them.
"I'm very proud of the work our students have done," said Eastern Professor of Visual Arts June Bisantz, of her Graphic Design 2 class. The students, along with local artists, have contributed images to "Green Lights." Students participating in the project include Kara Berglund, Melissa Blazejak, Christina Broccoli, Cory Carabetta, Laura Cardeno, Samantha Cohen, Braden Herrick, Lindsay Hopkins, Lauren Hopper, Solinda Keth, Michael King, Hannah Lewis, Cassandra Marion, Alyssa Reilly and Julie Vega.
For more information about the "Green Lights" project, contact Bisantz at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 465-5174.