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Light Art Display at Wright Brothers Memorial

Photo and light art projections by Gerry Hofstetter
on Wright Brothers Monument October 1, 2017. Photo: National Park Service

KILL DEVIL HILLS — Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter will return with his curated light art display to the Wright Brothers Monument as part of his Light Art Grand Tour USA spotlighting 50 U.S. monuments.

Hofstetter first brought his work to the Wright Brothers Monument in October of 2017.

The public is encouraged to attend the concert and light art event at Wright Brothers National Memorial Friday. Admission is free from 5-10 p.m.

The east side of Big Kill Devil Hill is the best viewing area and visitors will be directed there by National Park Service rangers. Bring flashlights or headlamps to help safely navigate after dark as well as chairs, blankets, snacks and drinks.

Parking for the event is at the main parking lot at Wright Brothers National Memorial and at First Flight High School. Note that the visitor center will not be open, as it is scheduled to reopen on Oct. 20.

Schedule of Events

  • 6:30 p.m. Concert by the First Flight High School Honors Jazz Band
  • 7:45 p.m. Introduction to the light art show by the National Park Service, light artist Gerry Hofstetter and special guests Walter Hediger and David Laurence from the Gallet Watch Co.
  • 8-9 p.m. Narrated light art show with images of the Wright’s gliding and flying experiments, Wright Brothers Monument, Wright brothers connections with Switzerland, including their use of the Swiss Gallet watch to time their first flight, the Wright Brothers visitor center and modern aviation and celebrations at Wright Brothers.

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