On Friday, April 22, 2016 the Lighting Design class hosted their 2nd annual Festival Of Lights!
The day started off at 10AM, when the students were paired up with their lighting professionals from companies all over New England! After splitting into teams, the theme of this year's display was announced and the teams got moving on their designs. Since the event was held on Earth Day, Professor Stephanie McGoldrick found it appropriate to have the theme be Earth Day! Being such a broad topic, this allowed for each team to really branch out and create spectacular displays.
|Grace Herron, Ashley Crosby, Cassidy Dickeson & Jay Cormier and Ryan Thomson from NELight|
|MaryKate Reidy, Megan Jewell, Bochra Rajkhan & Carlos Alonso-Niemeyer of Reflex Lighting and Bryan Lussier of Lumenpulse|
|Shannon Bryne, Lanna Cohen, Stacey Marino & Anthony Guerriero and Ted Farnham of Boston Light Source.|
|Kathryn Richtarcsik, Ercilia Peres & Erik Lekstrom, Svetlana Bekker and Dennis Tetreault of Apex Lighting.|
Each team had an hour to plan once they found out the theme. After planning, lunch was served and each team was given a budget of $50 to spend on anything needed to complete their display. 1:30-5:30 was set-up time for the displays, and our teams were hard at work. Each team worked tirelessly to create an amazing lighting display to reflect their chosen theme. Below are a few pictures of our teams in action!
|Megan, Bochra and MaryKate cutting out super secret props for their display!|
|Ryan from NElight hanging some vines.. what's the theme?|
|Lanna and Anthony laying down a blue tarp for their display.|
|MaryKate posing with her duct tape snake.. hm?|
|Paula (SOD Administrative Coordinator) bringing a mannequin to a group. What for?!|
|Ercilia and Kathryn taking a break from the rain|
|Megan and MaryKate setting up|
|Cassidy taping a up a tree|
"Welcome to the Jungle"
"Stairway to Haven"
"The River of Life"
We would like to thank everyone that participated in the event! Thank you to our wonderful leadership staff that supported and coordinated the event-
Stephanie McGoldrick (IA+D Professor)
Rose Botti-Salitsky (IA+D Department Chair)
Jason Donati (Dean of the School of Design)
Our lighting professionals who helped make this event a success, and donated amazing products for the students to use!
And all others who helped with this event!
Aleta Deyo and Kelsey Thornton from Fashion Design
Casey Whitney, Lauren LoPresti, Stacey Marino- Work Study students
We hope to see you all again next year for another successful and exciting Festival of Lights!
Written by Grace Herron
Photos provided by Stephanie McGoldrick and Grace Herron