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bandit donates lighting for knoxville museum of art fundraiser

March 08, 2017 | Category: Print

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE – In what has been called Tennessee’s finest food and wine event, the Knoxville Museum of Art held its primary annual fundraising event, L’Amour du Vin March 4 with a lighting package donated by Bandit Lites. The sophisticated wine auction and dinner (prepared by three time James Beard Award-winner and Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef Barbara Lynch), serves as the primary contribution event for the museum, which reaches over 60,000 annually and boasts an accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, a merit less than ten percent of American museums share.  

Bandit has been involved with L’Amour du Vin for fourteen years and is trusted to both bring the fundamental lighting of the space, both functional and ambient, and to create an inviting, dazzling feel for the soiree, while not overpowering the museums architecture and installations.

Using a combination of Chauvet Color Dash Blocks, along with VL 2500s and Chauvet MinE 10WW Lekos, Bandit created depth and dimension with gobo patterns in the tent, complementing the look inspired by the featured artwork The Mirror that Tells by Jered Sprecher.

Bandit’s team for the evening consisted of Bandit’s Director of Philanthropy Allison Burchett, lighting director Alex Becker and Knoxville General Manager Giff Swart who worked closely with Carla Paré, KMA’s Manager of Major Events and Special Projects.

“We love supporting the arts community,” shared Allison Burchett. “We also have a close partnership with Blackberry Farm, who is a major sponsor of this event. I love that Bandit is able to support such great community partners to keep the wonderful museum open free of charge to our community.”  

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