Magical Moving Halloweeny Images at Stowe's Helen Day Art Center | Live Culture

Please support our work!

Donate  Advertise

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Magical Moving Halloweeny Images at Stowe's Helen Day Art Center

Posted By on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Halloween doesn't have to be about costumed ghouls and overloading on high-fructose corn syrup. For the artistically curious, Helen Day Art Center in Stowe is offering, on Halloween night, a visual smorgasbord of short films, accompanied by an original score by DJ Ikail del Toro. 

The second annual Magic Lantern Show Art Film Festival evokes the bygone tradition of magic lantern shows, which were an important precursor to cinema. The original magic lantern shows, which date back several hundred years, were often put on by itinerant impresarios, who would project light through fanciful, painted glass plates while providing an early form of voice-over narration. 

Here's a nifty website devoted to the history and technology of the magic lantern.

Helen Day's show, which runs from 5 to 10 p.m. on October 31, showcases 14 short films (12 juried, two invited) from national and international film and video artists. The films will run on a continuous, 47-minute loop and will be accompanied by a score composed for the occasion. All films will be projected onto the gazebo at the Stowe Free Library at 90 Pond Street.

Artists include Emilie Crewe, Brooke Schools and Yu-Wen Wu

So, if you're tired of those pesky trick-or-treaters ringing your bell — or if you've already devoured all the fun-size Snickers bars that you bought "for the kids" — consider heading to Stowe for some Halloween treats for your eyes and ears, not your belly.


Comments are closed.

Since 2014, Seven Days has allowed readers to comment on all stories posted on our website. While we’ve appreciated the suggestions and insights, the time has come to shut them down — at least temporarily.

While we champion free speech, facts are a matter of life and death during the coronavirus pandemic, and right now Seven Days is prioritizing the production of responsible journalism over moderating online debates between readers.

To criticize, correct or praise our reporting, please send us a letter to the editor. Or send us a tip. We’ll check it out and report the results.

Online comments may return when we have better tech tools for managing them. Thanks for reading.

One or more images has been removed from this article. For further information, contact [email protected].

About The Author

Ethan de Seife

Ethan de Seife

Ethan de Seife was an arts writer at Seven Days from 2013 to 2016. He is the author of Tashlinesque: The Hollywood Comedies of Frank Tashlin, published in 2012 by Wesleyan University Press.

More By This Author

Latest in Live Culture

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative

All content © 2024 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401

Advertising Policy  |  Privacy Policy  |  Contact Us  |  About Us  |  Help
Website powered by Foundation