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Swiss artist brings 'Light Art Grand Tour' to Mount Washington Hotel

Thursday, October 5, 2017  
Posted by: Taylor Salvato
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Swiss artist brings 'Light Art Grand Tour' to Mount Washington Hotel
By: John Koziol

A Swiss artist on Wednesday temporarily transformed the Omni Mount Washington Hotel into a shimmering orb in the night.

Gerry Hofstetter, as part of his “Light Art Grand Tour,” projected some 30 images onto the iconic hotel during a two-hour presentation.

The presentation is one of 50 that Hofstetter is making in each American state.

The goal is to celebrate the bonds between Switzerland and the U.S., said Hofstetter, including friendship, democracy, and common roots.

The 55-year-old former banker said he considered 89,712 places for his three-year American tour, before choosing 50, including the Omni Mount Washington.

The hotel, he said, epitomizes everything he was looking for: it has history, as the home of the Bretton Woods conference that led to the creation of the international banking system; it has natural beauty in superabundance; and, culturally, it exemplifies growth of tourism and leisure.


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