Saturday, January 5, 2013
First Night 2012 Part I: Lanterns for Bill Woo Correira
First Night 2012 marked the 20th anniversary of this New Year's Celebration for Saint Petersburg. At Williams Park there was a longitudinal display of fish-themed Chinese lanterns dedicated to the dear and recently departed Bill Woo Correira. The lanterns dangled from a wire strung between scaffolding, glowing in the evening sky as people milled around below.
The lanterns, each a one-of-a-kind, lovingly hand-painted tribute to Woo, held up by wire, connected, yet shining individually like the artists in Saint Petersburg.