Victoria Park Lantern Festival

Sprouting Light Silent Auction (July 1-31, 2010)

Lantern Show & Silent Auction

Come to the Sprout Restaurant between July 4th and August 1st (2010) to enjoy an ambiance brought on by a change in the lighting. The glow of several hand-made lanterns sheds a new light on your dining experience. Better yet, these lanterns are up for silent auction. The money raised will go to the 2010 Lantern Festival for supplies and activities.

The Bidding takes place on site at the Sprout Restaurant

Volunteer artists and Lantern Festival enthusiasts have been working on these lanterns since April. You can place your bid on one or more of these fabulous food lanterns in the bidding binder on site at the Sprout Restaurant. Bidding closes Friday, July 23rd, 2010 when The Sprout closes. This is the night before the Lantern Festival.

If these lanterns can’t get a bid out of you, hopefully they will inspire you to come on down to the Pool House in Victoria Park to build your own work of art for this year’s Lantern Festival.

The Lanterns and Artists of Sprouting Light

Tofu Tickler

Artist: Artists: Mike and Steph Minor

Bamboo lantern depicting a block of tofu

Tofu Tickler may seem kind of square (or at least rectangular) but he is a real hit with the ladies. Always self-conscious of his pale complexion, he spends much of his time sunning himself in Victoria Park or out at Topsail beach. As you can see this has had little effect. Nevertheless, Winona has had her eye on him for quite some time. Whatever you do don’t tell Winona that a tofu and watermelon sandwich isn’t exactly the Bravacado.

Winona Watermelon

Artist: Steph Minor

Bamboo lantern depicting a slice of watermelon

Cool and Collected, Winona Watermelon knows what she wants and always gets it. She is your best friend on a warm summer day, just make sure you spit out the seeds. She has a reputation for vanity, but all her beauty is natural. You can’t blame her for her good looks. Don’t believe the rumours that the Tickler and her are a romantic item. Winona simply can’t be tied down in a relationship right now. It is her time in the sun!

Sproutifix

Artist: Shannon Fraser

Giant sprout lantern made from bamboo and tissue paper

“Let the earth sprout vegetation…” Show your devotion to veggiedom with Sproutifix! Sproutifix is a gigantic rood of a lantern comprised of a candlelit shoot and two giant new leaves replete with lights of their own. Embrace Sproutism and this self-sacrificing sprout could be yours to rekindle each day.

C-F-A Star

Artist: Mike Minor

Bamboo lantern in depicting a slice of Star Fruit

It has taken some time for the Star Fruit to acclimatize to the Newfoundland climate. He suffered a pretty rough go of the flu during his first month here. Now that summer has come he is much more at home but is still quite terrified of rain. You could tell him that he won’t melt but that isn’t technically true. Some lanterns just like warmer climates better. I know he’ll come around.

Wheel o’ Citrus

Artist: Shannon Fraser

Bamboo lantern in the shape of a wheel of citrus colours

This wheel’s aflame with citrus: part orange, part lemon, part lime and part grapefruit. Salvaged from the Lantern Festival’s Rescue Me! zone, Wheel o’ Citrus was once the wreckage of an unfulfilled drummer’s dream. Rebuilt with a solid core, multiple bamboo spokes and a lot of tissue paper and glue, Wheel o’ Citrus is the ideal lantern for citrus and circus fans everywhere. This lantern features solid bamboo construction, two hideaway candle access points, a spunky citrus leaf and some tart curb appeal.

Gourdilocks

Artist: Shannon Fraser

Bamboo lantern in the shape of a yellow and green squash

Goldilocks and her flaxen hair have nothing on this sunny, glowing squash lantern. Gourdilocks features the solid bamboo construction and precision paper stylings of her creator, a gradient colour shift from green to yellow and the sultry swagger that comes with knowing she is one of a kind. If the bicolour Cucurbita pepo lights your fire, this lantern is JUST RIGHT. Note: seeds and pulp are not included.

Eddie Edamame

Artist: Shannon Fraser

Bamboo lantern in the shape of a pod of green peas

Sleek, green and oh-so-cute, Eddie Edamame will be your veggie visionary. Eddie Edamame is a pea-bean flavoured by the tensile properties of bamboo, enrobed by the luminous virility of apple green tissue, and coated with care by his ardent artist. Eddie Edamame sports an archetypal bamboo frame, precision papering, a trio of peas, and a lustrous, drum-tight pod.

The 24 hour carrot

Artist: Tali Smith

Bamboo lantern in the shape of a giant carrot

  • Description: Carrot.
  • Colours: green and orange.
  • Shape: conical.
  • Inspiration: A symbol of locally grown goodness that can brighten up any soup or stir fry.

Built with a very solid frame, papered with a layers of orange and topped with fuzzy green pipe-cleaners this bright carrot lantern can shine for you 24 hours a day.

Sleepy Time

Artist: Tali Smith

Bamboo lantern star lantern

  • Description: Star.
  • Colours: yellow and blue-green.
  • Shape: 5-pointed star.
  • Inspiration: Childhood memories of my favourite herbal tea by Celestial Seasonings.

Sleepy Time is a well-built star frame with two layers of tissue paper. The blue on yellow makes a lovely greenish glow. Hand-cut little stars make this star twinkle. Let it brighten up your night.

Strawberry Field

Artist: Chris McCrowe

Bamboo lantern in the shape of a giant strawberry

Let me tell you about Strawberry Field! Genderless and bursting with the energy of summer, this lantern is innovation from start to finish. Have a peek inside to see its construction. You can’t have summer without a couple of these delicious berries, make sure you don’t try to eat this one though. Strawberry Field forever!

Naked Grapes (Green)

Artist: Kathleen Parewick

Ballon lanterns strung together to make a giant bunch of green grapes

These two lanterns go together like wine and cheese. They feature an elegant cluster of sturdy balloon lanterns, accented with wire leaves and vines. Hang them from your wall or your ceiling, garnish with string lights and enjoy. Good to the last drop!

Naked Grapes (Red)

Artist: Kathleen Parewick

Ballon lanterns strung together to make a giant bunch of red grapes

These two lanterns go together like wine and cheese. They feature an elegant cluster of sturdy balloon lanterns, accented with wire leaves and vines. Hang them from your wall or your ceiling, garnish with string lights and enjoy. Good to the last drop!

Milk Fed, The Great Pumpkin

Artist: Julia Parewick

Bamboo lantern in the shape of a giant pumpkin

His friends like to call him “Milky” and he is wise beyond his years. Robustly constructed with a sturdy bamboo frame, Milky is built to last. He has been known to go whole winters without getting moldy. He is most comfortable on or near the ground. He gets his size from whole cows milk, his brother was named State Champion last year.


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