Jason Foster: Illumination of the Church 02.16.2016

Jason Foster




What: Illumination of the Church

When it comes to utilizing newer technologies in the modern church, it seems that there is a constant struggle between what is needed to move forward and what is felt or perceived as needing to be preserved. Whether a change in lighting technology is needed to meet the safety requirements of a space, is desired to create a connection to a younger congregation, or simply to allow people to revel in and enjoy the beauty inherent in the architecture and art of churches around the world, churches have been forced to make some changes.

This presentation will center around the need for, as well as the techniques for using technology for lighting religious spaces, architecture, devotional artwork, and sculptures. It will look at various ways that modern technology can be implemented to both highlight and accentuate the physical forms of liturgical spaces and architecture as well as help to increase the emotional and spiritual connection of the service. It will give examples of how this can be done in a tasteful, and respectful manner through discussing the physical and controllable properties of light that can be implemented to capture depth and bring emotional connection to architecture.

Who: Jason Foster, Horton Controls Group

Jason Foster has been involved in the lighting industry for over 20 years. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from The University of Texas at Arlington in 1995 and his Masters of Fine Arts Degree in theatre lighting in 2000 from the University of Mississippi. Jason worked in theatre lighting for 5 years until becoming a lighting design consultant for what was at the time Acoustic Dimensions, now Idibri inc. a design consulting firm specializing in spaces of experiences. After ten years with Idibri, Jason joined Horton Controls Group in 2015 to become the North Texas Sales Rep for Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC).

When: February 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM EST




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