News Release Date: September 26, 2017

Contact: Sarah Blizzard Merrill, 252-475-9033

On Sunday October 1, 2017, Swiss Light Artist Gerry Hofstetter will illuminate Wright Brothers Monument as part of his Light Art Grand Tour USA. This special event is open to the public and admission to the park grounds is free from 5 to 10 pm.

Schedule of Events:
5:30 pm & 6:30 pm: Wright Brothers Ranger Programs at the covered tent
7:30 pm: Introduction to the Light Art by artist Gerry Hofstetter at the base of Big Kill Devil Hill in the light art viewing area (as directed by National Park Service rangers)
8:00 – 9:30 pm: Light art show viewing from the base of Big Kill Devil Hill in the viewing area (see above)

What to Bring:
Please bring flashlights or headlamps to help you safely navigate the park after dark. There will be limited lighting available and most of the event takes place after sunset. You are welcome to bring chairs, blankets, snacks and drinks

Information from the Artist about the Light Art Grand Tour
“World-renowned Swiss Light Artist Gerry Hofstetter and his daughter Céline Hofstetter of Hofstetter Inc. Los Angeles present Light Art Grand Tour USA – 50 US Monuments in the Spotlight – Exploring history and friendship from 2017 to 2019. In partnership with the premier event company Hayes Group, they will travel to all 50 states to put the roots and history of the USA in the spotlight.

The “Light Art Grand Tour USA” will feature one U.S. monument/landmark per state and for one night project a free public light art performance for around 2 hours to highlight the friendship between US and Switzerland.

The pioneering spirit of the “Light Art Grand Tour USA” characterizes America’s history. The monuments featured in this extraordinary Light Art Tour will recall the history surrounding each individual location. Each one is an important piece in the jigsaw puzzle making up the founding of the United States of America and plays a role in fostering friendships with other countries, including Switzerland.

Information and illumination schedule see