The Chestnut Hill Skyspace, Greet the Light, is a permanent art installation in the Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse by James Turrell. Cove lighting, which Turrell designed to highlight and complement the natural light, subtly emphasizes how we perceive light and space. The light changes with the seasons and time of day, most dramatically at dawn and dusk, rewarding repeat visitors with different experiences. This mesmerizing installation has become a sanctuary for anyone who values quiet contemplation and stunning visual beauty.
Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting is a Quaker faith community in northwest Philadelphia whose members built a new meetinghouse in 2013 for Friends, the local community, the Philadelphia region, and all who seek a place for worship and peaceful reflection in our busy world. This "green" building is home to the growing Friends meeting, but it is not just for Quakers. It is also home to a Skyspace by contemporary light artist James Turrell. The Skyspace is open to the public at designated times every week throughout the year, weather permitting, but not during Sunday worship services.
On Thursday, November 14th at 3:30 pm we will be listening and learning on a trip to the James Turrell Chestnut Hill SkySpace. Space is extremely limited. Please RSVP HERE to reserve your seat before the bus fills up.
(Photo by R. Kennedy, Visit Philadelphia)