‘Neon and the Bright Light Takeover of the Night Sky’ Webinar
From the sprawling cities of Las Vegas and Hong Kong, to small rural towns coast-to-coast, neon lights have been a welcomed and inviting nighttime sight ever since they gained popularity in the early 20th century. But what exactly is neon, and how did it find its way to seemingly every corner of the globe? This is the story of how art met science to help define the identity of countless stores, businesses, and city skylines after sundown.
Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the colorful and nostalgic history of neon, and its profound impact on diverse skylines and societies throughout the world.
Led by photographer and neon designer Julien McRoberts, this deep dive into the bright lights of neon will include:
- The origins of neon and early concepts of illuminated tube lighting, which can be traced back to 1675
- The fundamentals of neon, from bending and designing electrified and gas-filled tubes to the over 250 color combinations based on five noble gasses
- The Golden Age of neon in America (1930s-’60s), which adorned movie palaces, motels, diners, and more
- Glowing, going, gone — the decline of neon, and collectors & preservationists
- Memorable neon signs across the United States and abroad, and which museums showcase or teach the niche art style
- Pro photo tips on how to best photograph neon light
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Julien — any and all questions about neon are welcomed and encouraged!
Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!
See you there, virtually! $10.
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Julien McRoberts is a lifestyle brand and editorial photographer/producer. Her unique ability to capture intimate cultural moments, places, and people has garnered her a wide variety of clients, including National Geographic Traveler, Calvin Klein Home, USA Today Magazine, Sunset Magazine, Variety, Marie Claire UK, and more.
Much of Julien’s work conveys a sense of the stolen glance, from the bustle of the streets of New York City to ancient Native American rituals. Born in the American West, this world is hardly foreign to Julien. “I have the West in my blood but feel equally as home in a fast-paced city environment,” she says. Her website is www.julienmcroberts.com.
Julien’s love of neon started many years ago when she took a class on designing neon in Los Angeles. She went on to create neon art pieces for various clients along with a few commercial installations. Her love of neon never faded but now she photographs much of this in her work as a professional photographer. Many of her images will be featured in the presentation.Buy tickets/get more info now