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'Graced With Light' art installation has 20 miles of ribbons - SFGate There are plenty of reasons for art and music lovers to visit Grace Cathedral: Patterson, a New York installation artist and director, is responsible for "Graced With Light" - a music-inspired installation that features nearly 20 miles of multihued ribbons cascading from the church's vaulted ceiling arches. With 2013 marking the 100th anniversary of Grace Cathedral's Choir of Men & Boys, and drawing on Patterson's background such as a collaboration with the San Francisco Symphony's 2012 production of "The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastien," incorporating music into her residency was a given. The installation at the Nob Hill cathedral was the result of months of prep work that Patterson did from her art studio in Manhattan. According to Patterson, once unfurled, almost a fifth of the ribbons had knots or tangles. State of Grace - Patterson teamed up with composer and conductor Paul Haas and artist, projection designer and filmmaker Adam Larsen. Haas, who is a former Grace Cathedral chorister and attended the Cathedral School for Boys, created a one-time showing of a 70-minute musical installation. "The projected images are held on the panels, yet also pass through them on to the ribbons and church architecture," she says.