News & Events


Solid Light Opening Lucy Nichols at the Carnegie Center
Check out this article from the Courier-Journal showing the final days of preparation before Solid Light's new exhibit, "Remembered: The Life of Lucy Higgs Nichols" opens at the Carnegie Center of Art & History tomorrow, February 4th, at 10:30 A.M. in New Albany, Indiana.
All Done! Falls of the Ohio Unveils New Rotunda

For anyone who didn't attend the Falls of the Ohio's annual fundraiser "Rock the Rocks" a couple weeks ago, get to the museum soon and see the updates Solid Light and the Falls have made in the center's rotunda, in particular Brooke White's gorgeous new overhead glass sculpture. It's all part of the $5.5 million renovation of exhibits that are still in progress, and we're excited that years of development are finally being realized!

This week, the Courier-Journal ran an article about the updated rotunda and the positive reactions the Falls of the Ohio is already enjoying.

Pick of the Week: Solid Light Featured in the LEO

Be sure to pick up a copy of this week's LEO and read Solid Light's write-up, courtesy of contributing visual arts editor Jo Anne Triplett. The piece focuses on Cynthia's passion for multimedia exhibit design and talks about Solid Light's past projects for the Carnegie Center for Art and History and the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Trust, as well as the upcoming redesign of exhibits at the Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center.

You can read the article HERE or just pick up a LEO this week and flip to page 16.

Solid Light at AMM Annual Meeting

Cynthia and Angie just got back from a very successful showing at the Association of Midwest Museums (AMM) Annual Meeting in Chicago. A big thanks to Gary Johnson, David Mosena, and the Program Committee for putting together such a productive, insightful conference.

We’d also like to thank everyone who stopped by the Solid Light booth. We loved chatting with all of you and will definitely be keeping in touch. We hope to see everyone at the next conference!

P.S. -- A special congratulations to Eric B. Barnett, director of the University Museum at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, for winning our Amazon Kindle giveaway prize. Enjoy it, Eric!

Multimedia and Film Samples Added to Website

Because we produce multimedia and/or film components for nearly every project, we’ve uploaded samples of our work to several of our website project pages.

There’s a clip from our Telly Award-winning film Inspired to Lead about U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, a video showing how our Portrait Gallery interactive experience at Maker’s Mark Distillery works, and more. Just look for the link in the right-hand margin.

  • Inspired to Lead film, McConnell-Chao Archives [LINK]
  • Portrait Gallery interactive, Maker’s Mark Distillery [LINK]
  • A Portrait of Heaven Hill film, Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center [LINK]
  • Pulitzer Prize Celebration Wall video display, Western Kentucky University [LINK]
  • Every Time video display, Cummins Engine [LINK]
  • Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage film interactive, Carnegie Center for Art & History [LINK]

    And be sure to check back often! We’ll definitely be adding more samples in the next few weeks.


    Awards


    Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center Named 2009 Visitor Attraction of the Year
    In 2009, Heaven Hill’s Bourbon Heritage Center was designated the Whiskey Magazine ICON and Visitor Attraction of the Year. The previous 2008 winner was the Maker's Mark Visitor Center.
     
    Published eight times a year, Whisky Magazine is the perfect complement to the dram in your glass. Every issue brings you fascinating articles on the art, science, and romance of the "water of life," plus page after page of tasting notes. Whisky Magazine is distributed worldwide and can be found in many bookstores, newsgents, and other retail outlets.
    Solid Light Wins Telly Awards for McConnell-Chao Films

    Soon after the McConnell-Chao Archives exhibit opened at the University of Louisville in 2010, Solid Light was awarded four Telly Awards for the exhibit’s two films: Leading with Distinction, which chronicles U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell’s rise to the highest level of legislative government; and Promise of America, a look at Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao and her family’s struggle through strife in China to freedom and opportunity in the United States.

    The Telly Awards honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the Web. Since 1978, the Telly Awards have strengthened the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity.

    Solid Light Wins Telly Award for The Horse in Kentucky

    The Horse in Kentucky, a short promotional film produced by Solid Light for the Kentucky Museum at Western Kentucky University, features notable horse enthusiasts sharing their favorite breeds, their personal experiences, and most importantly—when and how they first fell in love with horses.

    The trailer, which premiered at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, also promotes an exhibit project currently in development that will answer the question, “Why is Kentucky the Horse Capital of the World?” as well as recount the personal narratives of Kentuckians past and present who have worked closely with horses, highlighting the bond that forms between horse and master.

    This is the first Telly Solid Light has won for work done at WKU’s Kentucky Museum. We won previous Tellys for our work on two films, Leading with Distinction and Promise of America, which can be viewed in the McConnell-Chao Archives exhibit at the University of Louisville.
     
    The Telly Awards honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the Web. Since 1978, the Tellys have strengthened the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity. Today, the Telly is one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders, from large international firms to local production companies and ad agencies.