Artist of the Week: Nataliya Tyaglo

If you’re a Bay Area local, you’ve probably seen strange lights dancing across the Bay Bridge. If you’re not, you may have heard about The Bay Lights Project. Opening tonight, The Bay Lights Project is a light sculpture designed by Leo Villareal. In honor of this incredible artistic endeavour, we’ve picked our own artist who finds inspiration from the Bay Area bridges to showcase on the blog today. Say hello to UGallery’s bridge extraordinaire Nataliya Tyaglo. Nataliya plans on live painting The Bay Lights tonight, so if you are attending you may just run into her. Here is what she has to say about The Bay Lights.

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Are you excited for The Bay Lights Project?

I love that light is being shed on the Bay Bridge. San Francisco is usually known for the Golden Gate (which does deserve attention and recognition), but the Bay Bridge should gain more recognition as well. The Bay Bridge is so vital for the city’s rhythm and the development of the Bay Area. I hope the light show project will give it the attention it deserves. I’m looking forward to sharing this celebration.

What are you going to bring with you to the opening ceremony tonight?

I’ll bring a traveling easel, a naked canvas, acrylic paint, brushes, water and lots of exciting energy.

Nataliya, we can’t wait to see your results from live painting The Bay Lights. Have fun tonight!