Visual Merchandising Students Light Up New York

Lights will sparkle and shine as will the work of 12 visual merchandising students in the first annual New York Festival of Lights (NYFOL) this November 6, 7, and 8. Under the direction of Professor Grailing King, Clinical Instructor of Visual Merchandising, the students created a light installation incorporating the use of four mannequins covered in mosaic mirror pieces which will have splashes of light reflecting off the mirrors.

The students, from Professor King's "History, Theory & Practice of Visual Merchandising" class, were divided into groups of four and each was given a mannequin to decorate. The mannequins will be positioned on a 3’ x 4’ light box in front of a 4’ x 8’ custom-made diamond-padded backdrop. Each mannequin is covered from head to toe in over 3,500 mirror pieces.

This is the first year New York joins the festival which has been held in Berlin and London. At the free festival there will be light installations, illuminated sculptures and wearable light technologies created by artists from around the globe. For more information:

What: New York Festival of Lights (NYFOL)

Where: Archway under the Manhattan Bridge and Pearl Street Triangle (Pearl and Water St.) in DUMBO, Brooklyn

When: November 6, 7, and 8 / 7 pm to 11 pm

How much? Free!