Thursday, May 13, 2010

Grand Illumination Lighting Ceremony

Grand Illumination Lighting Ceremony
Thursday, May 13th at dusk
The Crescent Hotel Gardens
On Thursday, May 13th, as the sun slips behind the Ozark Mountains and dusk settles upon Eureka Springs, the inaugural Eureka Springs Grand Illumination will commence with a lighting ceremony on the great lawn of the historic Crescent Hotel...and so will begin a another tradition that we hope will last for many years: recognizing Eureka Springs' Luminary Of The Year.
The Luminary Of The Year is a recognition bestowed upon an individual from the greater Eureka Spring area
for their selfless efforts towards the betterment of our community.
The 2010 Luminary of the year is Dee Bright. Dee is being recognized for the scores of hours she devotes to public service each year. In addition to serving as president of The Eureka Springs Preservation Society, Dee also sits on the Historic District Commission and is actively involved in the Eureka Springs Downtown Network. Dee and her husband Rick own two B&Bs in Eureka Springs; The Eureka Springs Hideaway and The Border House.
This ceremony is free and open to the public. We encourage you to join us on the great lawn of The Crescent Hotel, Thursday, May 13th from 8-9pm. Dress is summer casual. There will be light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.
At approximately 8:30pm, the Luminary Of The Year will 'throw the switch' an officially light the inaugural Eureka Springs Grand Illumination.
Children's (and adults who feel like children) Lantern Painting
Saturday, May 15th
Basin Park
Bring the kids and paint paper lanterns with watercolors. Cost is $5 and includes a lantern, paint and a wash-up station. Lanterns will be displayed that night at the park.
Sponsored by Community First Bank
Check back often as more events will be announced.
Family Concert in the Park
Saturday, May 15th
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Basin Park
Featuring Dan Zanes
Presented by the Walton Arts Center
Here are two things you should know right off about Dan Zanes, two things that set him apart from the huge and festive field of people who have in the past few years begun making music for families and people of all ages in a way that is, frankly, changing the face of America, or the sound of it, at least. First, he is making homemade family music and encouraging similar behaviors in friends and neighbors. Second, he is the guy who is always interested in singing along with people, people everywhere. Which brings us to his mission, if you can call it a mission: Zanes is introducing his musical friends to his neighborhood friends and then showing everybody not just that they, yes, can play together but that they can also feel pretty good while doing so. learn more about Dan Zanes
Eureka Springs Grand Illumination Night Photography Workshop
At the Eureka Springs Grand Illumination Night Photography Workshop you will learn to take better low light photographs with your digital camera while photographing the beautiful paper lanterns decorating this unique Victorian mountain village.
Edward C. Robison III will personally teach this workshop.
Edward’s work has been exhibited and published nationally. His personal work focuses on conveying a sense of spirit in the Midwest landscape. Edward’s work can be found in many corporate and private collections including the US Federal Courthouse, BKD, Capital One, and the National Arbor Day Foundation. You will also find his work featured in the Sierra Club Calendars and five picture books about the Midwest landscape. Edward currently owns and operates the Sacred Earth Gallery in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, which exclusively features his large-format landscape photographs.
Saturday, May 15, 2010 6-9pm
Meet at Basin Spring Park at 6pm
Cost: $50
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