It's another cloudy, snowy day here in St. Louis, and I'm longing for summer! That got me looking through some pictures from back in June, and I decided to share these two with you just for fun.
See the pole going straight up into the middle of this tree?
There's a light at the top of it!
Not much light reaches the ground, though...
Have a great weekend, be well, and create beauty!
The St. Louis Section of the IES will be pulling out all the stops for the 40th Anniversary of the Illumination Awards.
Now is the time to become a part of the program. Submit your best project from 2012 today!
Submit online at www.ies.org.
What have I been doing? I'm glad you asked!
The IES St. Louis Illumination Awards event is upon us! On Thursday, September 20, those most passionate about lighting in St. Louis will gather at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium to celebrate the art and science of lighting and its impact on our community.
I have been the chair of this great event for five years now. We have had casino-themed, baseball-themed, and kids-at-play themed events. This year it will be all about the stars.
The evening will begin with a red-carpet welcome followed by a Planetarium star show and then our own stars will take the stage. We will wrap up with a delicious catered buffet dinner and all guests will go home with over $40 worth of party favors. This night will include our signature light-hearted and delightful approach.
Hope to see you there!
Speaking and special lighting engagements are beginning to fill the Envision Lighting Design calendar. Hope you can make it for one or more of the following:
I am pleased to be speaking about Lighting for the Aging Eye at the upcoming St. Louis ASID Universal Design Expo. Of course *my* eyes aren't aging. Ahem. But in case yours are, or in case your parents' eyes are aging, what can be done to make sure we - I mean they - see better? In addition to lighting this event will include product displays, so it will be a great opportunity to see furniture and tools that can be used to facilitate "Aging in Place."
The St. Louis Section of the IES will be offering an intensive two-day version of the popular IES Fundamentals of Lighting course on April 20-21, 2012. This class is typically a seven-week offering, so if you are anxious to learn all that you can as quickly as you can, this is a great opportunity! I will be presenting the final segment, Module 7. In this module, we will briefly cover additional lighting topics to whet the appetites of students who want to dig deeper into "Important Issues in Lighting." Since this is the final session of the course, I will keep the presentation interactive and the students involved, interested, and awake!
*** May 1, 2012 *** Special lighting project, TBA
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On June 11 at 11:00 I will be presenting a talk at NeoCon in Chicago. Watch for details here and here.
Lisa J. Reed, lighting designer and Principal at Envision Lighting Design, LLC