04/01/2017 Columbia Museum of Art Gala

Here’s an event where we were brought in to provide lighting and effects for the Columbia Museum of Art 2017 Gala, A Night in Wonderland, a whimsical, black-tie affair to celebrate and support the arts, on Saturday, April 1. The museum’s largest fundraiser of the year showcased the major spring exhibition, Salvador Dalí’s Fantastical Fairy Tales, in an evening filled with the enchanting cuisine, décor, and entertainment.

The lighting effects were as follows:

  • PLAZA & ENTRANCE:
    Uplighting on trees along entrance path (green)
    Uplighting for clock entrance
  • QUEEN OF HEARTS LOUNGE/LOBBY:
    Gel existing can lights in lobby (pink)
    Aim existing track spotlights onto dueling pianos (light amber)
    Aim existing track spotlights onto florals on left and right side of bar-top Queen of Hearts Bar
    Aim existing track spotlights onto large floral display on food table
    Aim existing track spotlights onto Red Shoe sculpture on stairs (corner plateau)
    Uplighting on back drop of Queen of Hearts Bar (color TBD)
    Uplighting on 4 columns at Queen of Hearts Bar
  • ALICE’S TEA PARTY/GARDEN TERRACE:
    Uplighting on cherry trees surrounding center columns (light blue)
    Aim existing track spotlights onto florals on left and right side of bar-top
    Fairy lights for lanterns (lanterns provided by CMA)
    Balance existing overhead cafe string lights for best ambiance
  • CATERPILLAR’S DESERT LOUNGE/ORIENTATION ROOM:
    Uplighting for fabric panels against black drape, slow color scroll – purple, pink, gold, blue (fabric
    and drape provided by CMA)
  • ATRIUM:
    Uplighting on glass block wall (behind wall, blue, green, turquoise)
    Uplighting on small glass block wall behind Ugly Duckling Taco Station (behind wall, amber)
    Aim existing track spotlight onto “man in the moon” display behind Sandman Bar
  • RABBIT HOLE/GALLERIES
    16 Uplighting for walls leading to expansion space (controller, color scroll and chase)
    6 Pattern projections on side walls (creepy trees, white, chase control)
    1 Pattern projection at end of galleries (rotating spiral, turquoise)
  • EXPANSION SPACE:
    Gels and hoods existing florescent lights
    Disable existing florescent lights
    Uplighting on Optrix wall behind stage (color scroll)
    Pendant lights hanging low above bar top (Geometric bronze cage & bulb, bronze 15×14)
    Pendant lights hanging over side food station (Metal strap drum & bulb, 1 gold 18x18x11, 1 white
    18x18x11, offset heights)
    3′ mirror-ball w/spot lights above center of dance floor
    Crystal Columns w/uplighting around dance floor and center of space
    Cocktail table glow lights
    400w Blacklight on Cheshire Cat mural wall
    Spotlighting for center food station
    Spotlighting for working artist
    White LED pedestal lights for clear vase centerpieces on cocktail tables
    White LED pedestal lights for 2 large clear vase arrangements left and right of bar
  • ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT FOR CMA GALA:
    Sound System for dueling pianos and soloists (includes on-site tech)
  • LEXUS DISPLAYS:
    Spotlighting for 2 Lexus Vehicles on the plaza (4 c-stands, 4 mounted spots, 8 ground spots)
    Uplighting on boxwood hedge wall with florals behind Lexus Bubbly Bar inside lobby
  • THE CONTEMPORARIES DISPLAYS:
    Uplighting on step & repeat outside plaza (no color)
    Spotlighting on stands for step & repeat outside plaza
  • USC DANCE COMPANY:
    Uplighting onstage wall and walls left and right of stage
    Spotlighting for stage (on stands with control)

Vendors and Venue

| Tables, etc. – Something Borrowed | Catering: Scott Hall | Performance by USC Dance Company | Florals – Karen Hood with Perfect Petals | Entertainment Provided by Root Doctors Band |

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