LAMP Joins CreateHereNow

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Having successfully lit the way for New Haven for three years, LAMP is about to shine even brighter. 

LAMP has joined CreateHereNow (CHN) and will be coming to a town near you! CreateHereNow is a pilot program of the State of Connecticut DECD/COA. CHN is developing replicable creative placemaking strategies in over twenty communities around the State. Our joining CHN means we'll be able to bring our light to towns and cities throughout Connecticut. We couldn't be happier or more excited about the promise this holds for Light Artists Making Places. 

Are you interested in holding a LAMP festival in your community? Let us know! And stay tuned for more news and updates by following us online.

Posted on October 26, 2013 and filed under news & announcements.

LAMP 2013 Recap

Thank you for joining us for LAMP: Light Artists Making Places 2013.

This year's event was made possible by an amazing team of dedicated individuals; We'd like to thank the following for their support:

  • The LAMP creatives
  • The Connecticut Office of the Arts — Department of Economic & Community Development Offices of Culture and Tourism
  • Producer Heather Mcdonald
  • Geoff Holz — Access A/V
  • Mayor John DeStefano jr., New Haven Office of Economic Development  and Arts Culture and Tourism — Kelly Murphy and Vivian Nabeta
  • Diane Riley — The Hurley Group
  • Alex Marathas — Mid City Management
  • Christopher Arnott
  • Stephanie Berberich
  • Mary Brennan Coursey — Coursey and Co.
  • Chris Nicotra — Olympia Properties
  • Residences at Ninth Square
  • LAMPlighters 2013 — Ann Hearn, Linda Sauve, Holly Whiting, Will Corprew, Eddie Spicer, Mario Petracelli, Karen Carvello

 Images courtesy of Mike Franzman

Posted on October 10, 2013 and filed under 2013, past events.

2013 Preview

Artist DaDa Mr. will contribute an intermedia presentation through the use of musical structures and visual imagery & the audio/visual collaboration of musician and composer Christopher Cavaliere and visual artist Marcella Kurowski. The piece will be created and performed live!


Devils Hopyard

Devils Hopyard: Blessing, an installation by Lani Asuncion, whose work has been shown nationally and internationally at galleries, new media festivals, and video screenings, created this piece around the legends and stories of Moodus Noises & Devil's Hopyard Park in East Haddam, CT.

Tom Hearn

Tom Hearn

Outside Cafe Nine, Tom Hearn will be projecting images of rock & roll as well as other people he has photographed between 1976 and 2013, including early days of punk in New York and in New Haven.

Posted on September 24, 2013 and filed under 2013, featured artists.

2013 Artists Announced

2013 Artist Roster (click to enlarge)

Announcing an outstanding roster of artists this year.

LAMP 2013 promises to be our best event yet. The proposals and projects submitted were exceptional, and we're thrilled to have the event coincide with Artspace's City Wide Open Studios: "Reveille". Thanks to all our artists and supporters who have contributed amazing work in the run up to this year's event. Stay tuned for updates as October 4th approaches.

Reveille Inviation (click to enlarge)

Video Courtesy of Vicki DaSilva 

Posted on September 14, 2013 and filed under 2013.

Mark Mulcahy | The Streams @ Cafe 9

This year's LAMP event includes a special show by musician Mark Mulcahy. LAMP sponsor, Cafe 9 will host the event. Free tickets are available online

Mark is the former singer of Miracle Legion. That band lasted a long time and did great things. His next band was Polaris. They wrote the music for tv show 'The Adventures of Pete & Pete'. Polaris never really existed outside the television but there is an album. Mark's solo career began with Fathering - an album that received loads of praise and featured the song Hey Self Defeater, featured in Nick Hornby's 31 Songs. From there followed albums 'Smilesunset' and 'In Pursuit Of Your Happiness'. Some eps' and singles in there as well.


So many tours later he stopped everything and stayed home. Many of his long-time fans banded together to record an album of his songs in tribute to Mark's wife. The result was Ciao My Shining Star, featuring the likes (yes,the likes) of JM Stipe, T. Yorke, A. Yorke, Frank Black, Hayden, Ben Kweller, Josh Rouse, The Great Vic Chesnutt, Dinosaur Jr., Juliana Hatfield and The National. Lot's of other lovelies too. So many. 

'Dear Mark J Mulcahy I Love You' is the next and newest record. Now signed to Fire Records, Mark is back to making music and playing live. 

Get all the details on our events page

Posted on August 13, 2013 and filed under 2013, featured artists.

Featured Artist: Vicki DaSilva

We're pleased to announce that light painter Vicki DaSilva will be among our leading artists at LAMP 2013.

Vicki DaSilva is a light graffiti and light painting pioneer. She has been making single frame time exposure photographs at night since 1980. Her photographs are created at night, live and on location. work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions at Woodward Gallery, The Four Seasons Restaurant, Cheryl Hazan Contemporary, Snap! Orlando, Art Basel Miami Beach, Fountain Art Fair NYC, Able Fine Art NY, HP Garcia Gallery, Art Gotham, Architectural Digest Home Design Show NYC, Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY, and Flanders Art Gallery Raleigh, NC, among many others. 

DaSilva's piece, Sails of the Phantom Ship, is a light painting and night photography project that will be created on location at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven later this month. The artist will use an eight foot long fluorescent lamp as a drawing tool, symbolizing the sails from the Phantom Shippe. DaSilva will document her work in video and photographs; These will then be projected in 9th Square during the 2013 LAMP event.

To learn more about Vicki DaSilva's work, please visit her website

Posted on August 2, 2013 and filed under 2013, featured artists.

Help Us Light Up the Night


Our 2013 Call to Artists is live. New England’s premier light event in celebration of Citywide Open Studios October 4, 2013. Seeking artists working in film, video, + performance to exhibit in the third annual LAMP event in New Haven, Connecticut’s historic Ninth Square. This year's themes are the return of the Phantom Ship of 1639 to the New Haven harbor + New Haven's 375th birthday.



Stipends are available.

9arts LAMP 2013 call to artists.
Posted on July 17, 2013 and filed under application.

Projects 2K

In 2013, we're excited to partner with Project 2K. Established in 1993 by Joy Wulke, Project 2K creates collaborative events that foster the fusion of art and science as a means of discovery and appreciation of the natural world. Project 2K is a non-profit corporation to create collaborative events that foster the fusing of art, science, and ecological concerns as a means of discovery, appreciation, and stewardship of the natural world. Projects for a New Millennium and its collaborators continue to aspire to extend presentations and educational programming illustrating a useful and wondrous philosophy of life, a worldview that celebrates our differences while recognizing the importance of our timeless common goals of peace and freedom in an environmentally sound world.

Posted on June 12, 2013 and filed under partners.