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Leo Villareal

Let There Be Light

George Heymont | Posted 08.07.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Few artists paint from the perspective that "You're only as big as the canvas that's facing you." Sculpted by the father-and-son team of Gutzon and Lincoln Borglum, the Mount Rushmore National Memorial is one of the few exceptions to the rule.

Agents of Change: 6 Inspiring People Worthy Of Your Attention Right Now

Greg Archer | Posted 05.13.2014 | Good News
Greg Archer

They walk among us--those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are. Take note of six noteworthy souls that strive to make the world a better place.

Visiting With Villareal Part 2: Geometry, Nature and What's Next

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

When artist Leo Villareal's Buckyball was installed last week at Crystal Bridges, Leo and I sat down to talk about what inspired the work, his use of light as a medium for art making, and what's next for this talented artist.

Visiting With Villareal, Part 1: A Conversation About Buckyball

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 07.03.2013 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

Buckyball made its debut this week as the first temporary sculpture installation on Crystal Bridges' trails and grounds, mesmerizing viewers with its endless color variations. Leo Villareal, the visionary artist who created the work, spent several days here.

Leo Villareal's Buckyball Is Coming to Crystal Bridges!

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 06.16.2013 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

Buckyball, which will be Crystal Bridges' first foray into a temporary outdoor presentation, consists of two enormous Fuller-inspired spheres, one inside the other. Each is made of LED-infused sections, which can glow with more than 16 million distinct colors.

New Documentary Reveals How The Bay Bridge Stole The Spotlight

Posted 03.27.2013 | Arts

Earlier this month, artist Leo Villareal gave San Francisco's other bridge a chance to shine. Villareal illuminated the sweeping lines of the Oakla...

Will The Bay Lights Inspire Other Cities to Merge Art With Technology? (VIDEO)

Greg Archer | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts
Greg Archer

The Bay Lights is a living, moving example of how art can help transform a city -- on many fronts -- and it certainly illuminates the importance of public art, in general.

Artist Leo Villareal Lights Up the Bay

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 05.08.2013 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

The most photographed bridge in the world wasn't its usual self last night.

Renowned Artist Puts Bay Bridge In Lights

Kimberley Lovato | Posted 05.04.2013 | San Francisco
Kimberley Lovato

San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge may have celebrated its 75th anniversary with glorious fanfare last year, but it's the city's 'other' bridge, the Bay Bridge, that transformed into the largest LED light sculpture in the world on March 5.

PHOTOS: Submit Your Own Shots Of The Bay Lights!

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.06.2013 | San Francisco

Thousands of San Franciscans braved the wind and showers on Tuesday night to catch a glimpse of The Bay Lights, a 25,000-LED light installation on the...

Bay Bridge Lights Shine Bright

AP | By LISA LEFF | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts

SAN FRANCISCO -- After more than 75 years in the shadow of its glamorous cousin, San Francisco's "other" bridge is getting a chance to shine. The San...

Dynamic LED Dome Displays 16 Million Colors

Posted 09.21.2012 | Arts

You know what parks need? More geometry. We may not have come up with this unlikely combo on our own, but after seeing Leo Villareal's geometric sculp...

WATCH: The Bay Bridge's 2 Year Long, 1 Mile Wide Light Sculpture

Posted 11.29.2011 | Arts

San Francisco's beloved Bay Bridge is about to turn 75, and for this milestone birthday the city wanted something big. In the tradition of many great ...

PHOTOS: The Art Of Burning Man

Posted 11.06.2011 | Arts

Each year, Burning Man's particular brand of industrial sculpture, free-form costumes and dusty nudity has made it a hotbed of unusual art. In past ye...

Astronomy And LEDs: The Little Universes Of Leo Villareal

Posted 04.10.2012 | Arts

It's often easiest to describe artist Leo Villareal's LED displays in astronomical terms. In "Firmament II," now showing at the Norton Museum of Art, ...

The Essence Of Light: Thirteen Years Of Exploration (PHOTOS)

Leo Villareal | Posted 04.11.2012 | Home
Leo Villareal

The San Jose Museum of Art is presenting my first-ever museum survey show and features 20 sculptures dated from 1997 to the present. My work is f...

New Media at the 2010 NYC Art Fairs

Erik Sanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Erik Sanner

What perturbs me about art fairs is the lack of new media art -- some art fairs exhibit a smattering, others none at all. Are there really so few notable practicing new media artists?