‘Shrumen Lumens’ lights up downtown Danville

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A temporary public art installation, titled “Shrumen Lumen,” lights up downtown Danville in the evening.

Created by FoldHaus, an art collective based in the San Francisco Bay Area and directed by Joerg Student and Jesse Silver, the large mushroom-shaped piece of art features an umbrella-shaped mechanism that changes the shape of the hat of mushrooms. Originally created for Burning Man at Night, the artwork is a rainbow of LED colors.

The two 14-foot installations, both of the same name, are located at Town Green, 400 Front Street, and the Village Theater Art Gallery, 233 Front Street. Public art is an extension of the village art gallery. The “Altered & Reimagined” theater exhibition features works of art created from recycled and found objects.

They will be on display until Labor Day.

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One of two temporary public art installations, both titled ‘Shrumen Lumen’, is pictured Wednesday on Town Green in Danville. A second “Shrumen Lumen” mushroom is in place in front of the Village Theater & Art Gallery in Danville. During the day, the large mushrooms are ethereal white, but at night the mushroom caps, which change shape via an umbrella-shaped mechanism, are illuminated by a rainbow of LED lights. The work was created by FoldHaus, an art collective based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and directed by Joerg Student and Jesse Silver. The “Shrumen Lumens” will be on display from Memorial Day to Labor Day. (Doug Duran / Bay Area News Group)
Everly Robinson, 3, of Danville, views one of two temporary public art installations, both titled “Shrumen Lumen,” on Town Green in Danville on Wednesday. (Doug Duran / Bay Area News Group)
Laura Wahl, of Danville, takes a photo of one of two temporary public art installations titled “Shrumen Lumen” in Town Green in Danville on Wednesday. A second “Shrumen Lumen” mushroom is in place in front of the Village Theater & Art Gallery in Danville. (Doug Duran / Bay Area News Group)
Carl Robinson, his wife Kara and their daughter Everly, 3, of Danville, view one of two temporary public art installations, both titled “Shrumen Lumen,” on Town Green in Danville. (Doug Duran / Bay Area News Group)
One of two temporary public art installations, both titled ‘Shrumen Lumen’, is pictured on Town Green in Danville. (Doug Duran / Bay Area News Group)


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