Shot 1999 aims at the Intrepid, the Big Apple's favorite aircraft
projects are always singularly imaginative, but none have had
the scope of this year's Big Shot: The annual painting-with-light
project takes to the New York State Thruway on Thursday, Oct.
28, and heads for Manhattan and the Intrepid.
Though many of the
previous 13 Big Shots captured expansive subjects (Remember
Mount Hope Cemetery and Silver Stadium?), none of the projects
have been as ambitious as this 900-foot-long, Essex-class aircraft
carrier. Project coordinators Michael Peres and William DuBois,
professors in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences,
expect that it will take no fewer than 2,000 people holding
hand-held flashes and other light sources to illuminate the
ship, docked at Pier 86.
Now a sea, space
and air museum, the Intrepid survived torpedo and kamikaze attacks
during World War II and served America as a primary recovery
vessel for NASA's Mercury and Gemini space missions.
Make plans now to
shed some light on the Intrepid in October and take part in
Big Shot 1999. An alumni reception will follow the shoot. For
more information, call Alumni Relations, 716-475-2586, or e-mail