Thursday, May 19, 2022

Coming soon to Mystic, CT!

Always great to be working back at the Mystic Seaport Museum! 

A new exhibit in the Thompson Gallery opens May 28th!

Check out their website for more info on "Story Boats - The Tales They Tell."

Here's an excerpt of the exhibit write up:

Mystic Seaport Museum has more than 450 small watercraft as well as a fleet of larger historic vessels tethered to our docks along the Mystic River, four of which are designated National Historic Landmarks. As a whole, these vessels represent an extraordinary array of design, purpose, and materials beginning in the early 19th century to the present, from dugout canoes to duck boats to Boston Whalers and everything in between and beyond. What ties these boats together thematically, and is the inspiration for the exhibition Story Boats: The Tales They Tell, is the remarkable richness of human interest stories behind them, which include themes of hope, exploration, survival, joy, adventure, sport, immigration, and many others.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Project Preview: Art Complex Museum

The Art Complex Museum located in Duxbury, MA is the permanent home of the art and object collection, as well as the reference library, of Carl A. Weyerhaeuser and his wife Edith Greenleaf Weyerhaeuser. Abernathy Lighting Design (ALD), a studio of Eos Lightmedia USA, is proud to have worked with Proun Design to bring to life the new Founders Gallery; a deeper dive into the lives and history of the Weyerhaeusers and their collection. 

Working with small format LED spotlights, integrated LED lighting systems within the exhibit structures, and a small expansion to the base building lighting systems, ALD was able to bring into focus the story of these amazing collectors and highlight some of the signature pieces which now reside in the museum's collection.

The museum opens to the public on May 22nd. If you are ever in eastern Massachusetts we hope you will stop in!

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Hard at work!

We are lucky enough to be on site again this week! 

Here's Jason and our friend Gillian, wearing their hard hats and of course, hard at work!

Friday, April 22, 2022

In the palm of your hand...

Technology has made so many strides in the last several years... We're currently working on site and we can control the fixtures in the palm of our hands! 

Here's our friend Dave programming the light using his cell phone. Each luminaire once hung and named are then programmed into the system. 

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Happy Spring!


Wherever you are in the world, we hope you're enjoying the current changing of the seasons! 

Here in our corner of things, we're heading into a lovely spring... This is the current view outside our office building.

Happy spring to you all!

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Mystic Seaport - Panorama Exhibit

If you find yourself in Mystic, CT and you're looking for something else to visit, this is the final week for The Grand Panorama Exhibit at the Mystic Seaport Museum. 
We designed and focused this exhibit back in the Spring of 2021 and we hope everyone who's visited has enjoyed it so far!

The Panorama scrolls, on loan from the New Bedford Whaling Museum, are the focal point of the exhibit and the crux of the lighting design. ALD worked with the museum team to provide a hot-spot free, even wash of light at archivally appropriate lighting levels to ensure that this amazing cloth and pigment artifact could be preserved for generations to come.

Check out their website to learn more about the exhibit!

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Oh, the places you'll go!

Working in lighting design can take you all over the world and to so many interesting and unique places! 

We've been very lucky to be back out and visiting sites these past few weeks, check out some of the photos from our travels!