19 March 2011

A Perfect Evening

King & Calhoun St., Charleston, S.C.

I've had such a perfect day! Busy but perfect.

After stopping at Pane e Vino for appetizers I went to see Eileen Ivers and the Immigrant Soul playing with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Wow! The audience was on it's feet clapping and singing along with the infectious music. Here is a link to the kind of music they were playing.

Walking home under the full moon we heard music playing in Marion Square and found ourselves in the midst of the most amazing sports and action photography show. It was the Red Bull Illume traveling photography show. This was so incredible I can't believe we just happened upon it. You really should see this:
Downtown Charleston’s historic Marion Square has been selected as the next stop in the U.S. leg of the global tour for Red Bull Illume, the world’s premiere action and adventure sports photography contest and exhibition.

The lights will turn on nightly March 18 - 27, from 7:00 pm-11:00 pm. A total of 50 photos will be on display in impressive light boxes that bring stature and significance to these works of art that capture the exuberant spirit of sport.

As sunset falls on Charleston on March 18th, a private gala ceremony will be held to open the ten day exhibit. While the gala ignites the exhibition, the public is welcome to come see the flipping of the switch at 8:00 pm as these stunning images illume the night sky.

The winners of Red Bull Illume were chosen by a jury of renowned photography experts. By illuminating these breath-taking photographs, we honor the photographers who’ve traveled, faced physical dangers, scaled buildings and navigated waves all to capture magical moments.

My friend Debby's daughter, fashion designer Anna Lassiter designed the dress in the center panel of the display in the window of King & Calhoun for Charleston Fashion Week so naturally I made her pose by it. All in all a wonderful evening with good friends. I hope everyone is having a good weekend.