This year the star-studded Environmental Media Association Awards were held at The Barker Hangar and produced by RG Live Events. The massive space was divided in two (really three if you count the “green carpet” arrivals). In the first half, guests interacted with sponsors such as Lexus and Clover in a farmer’s market style showcase. Our lighting designer Lonnie Thompson Thompson oversaw the installation of 400 feet of truss and used LEDs as much as possible for the eco-friendly event.
The second half of the evening was a transformation using lighting. It was a look that not many of the guests had experienced in the space. The Barker Hangar is a popular, and large, venue. (See the before and after photos below.) By redesigning the space with lighting, many challenges were resolved of the space and we were able to focus attention on what mattered.
The immersive design worked at many levels. At eye level, specialty lighted tables from Town and Country Event Rentals created total color and light drama. Above the guests, our team painted the hangar’s ceiling in vibrant colors of light. On stage, SenovvA AV produced the lighting and the multi-media presentation and lighting for celebrities such as host Jaden Smith (who dyed his hair green in solidarity with EMA whose hashtag is #green4ema).