ANGEL of LIGHT: WHO: Cilla Vee WHAT: “ANGEL of LIGHT” VIGIL: Prayers of Healing for the Living and the Dead series WHERE: Asheville Museum of Art Oculus window. Viewable from outside the museum entrance WHEN: Tuesday, March 9th – 7pm til 8pm HOW MUCH: Free public performance. About Angel of Light: Marking the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 state of emergency declaration for the City of Asheville, the Angel of Light brings promises of hope and redemption. For the past year she has held vigil over the city – a small, dim light at the end of the tunnel, growing larger and brighter until finally visible to all. On Tuesday, March 9th 2021, from 7pm ‘til 8pm, Asheville based artist Cilla Vee will present an hour long durational performance at the Asheville Art Museum which will be viewable to the public in the museum’s unique oculus window feature above the entrance to the building. Angel of Light is the most recent piece in Cilla Vee’s pandemic performance series “VIGIL: Prayers of Healing for the Living and the Dead” – and the one created specifically for her home community of Asheville. The VIGIL series was developed over the summer in New York through NYC art organization Chashama’s “Enliven NYC” grant funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. Cilla Vee performed 30 prayers in 30 days in a storefront gallery space on the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront – viewable through the storefront window. On completion of her NY residency, Cilla Vee felt compelled to bring the VIGIL project to her home community and create a performance specifically for the City of Asheville. About Cilla Vee: Cilla Vee is the artist moniker of interdisciplinary artist Claire Elizabeth Barratt. She is the director of Cilla Vee Life Arts – an international arts organization for cross-disciplinary and collaborative projects. Her background is in the performing arts, with training in her native British Royal Academy of Dance, Laban Center at Goldsmiths College and London Studio Centre. She has a Masters of Fine Arts from the Transart Institute for Creative Research with Plymouth University – where she developed her performance method and pedagogy “Living Art”. Claire served as an apprentice with the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation in New York and as a founding director for Circle Modern Dance in Knoxville, TN. She is based in Asheville, NC where she has worked with local organizations such as Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre, Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center and the Asheville Art Museum. Recent information about Cilla Vee projects can be found on Instagram at #cillaveelifearts.