Date: June 18th, 2013
Date: June 18th, 2013
This month, Gallopalooza, a Louisville event that brings together local artists and local businesses, announced its 2014 project. Weber Group was mentioned in an article written by The Courier-Journal about Gallopalooza’s plans. In 2009 the Weber Group provided design and fabrication services for all Gallopalooza statue blanks. The blanks became artists canvasses for the civic pride event. There were over 200 Gallopalooza statues on Louisville streets and Weber artists embellished a small number of them, which were then donated for an auction to raise money for a highway beautification project for Metro Louisville’s Operation Brightside.
To read the article and view images of the horses, click here.
Date: June 18th, 2013
The Weber Group is working with Solid Light, Inc. to provide theming and a four-story bourbon bottle fountain for the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience in Louisville, Kentucky. The official announcement was made in Louisville last month and the video can be seen here. We hope to see you there in the fall!
Date: March 8th, 2013
A 50 foot Weber-created Megalodon shark found its home at the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but not before making a splash on the news. As this giant prehistoric shark made it’s way to Florida, CBS Miami captured some footage of the shark traveling on the highway. The news story can be viewed here.
Designed by Roto Studio, the Weber Group worked with our friends at LifeFormations to create this giant prehistoric creature. The Prehistoric Florida exhibit, which is currently on display, allows visitors to experience Florida 65 million years ago. Visitors can learn about the effects of melting glaciers on sea levels and explore the flora, fauna and animals of prehistoric Florida. For more information about the exhibit click here.
Date: October 31st, 2012
WDRB Fox 41 made a stop into the Weber Group warehouse yesterday to get a sneak peek of the work that, in alliance with the Galt House, we are working to restore for Christmas at the Galt House. Read a little bit about the Christmas magic we hope to bring to everyone this holiday season:
Date: October 30th, 2012
Be sure to watch Weber Group on WDRB Fox 41 at 4pm TODAY! We had the opportunity to show a preview of the Christmas
Windows for the Galt House.
Date: September 19th, 2012
Silver Spring, Maryland (September 14, 2012) – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced that the Louisville Zoo has received Top Honors in the AZA 2012 Award for Exhibit Design for the Glacier Run exhibit.
The award-winning exhibit is modeled after Churchill, Canada, a town on the edge of the Arctic wilderness where residents have learned to live in balance with nature. Glacier Run features seals and sea lions, a rescued grizzly bear family and three polar bears including Qannik, the wild-born orphaned polar bear cub that made national headlines when she was found alone on Alaska’s North Slope in 2011.
“This award is the highest honor for new exhibits, and the Louisville Zoo is on the leading edge of zoological exhibits in North America,” said AZA president and CEO Jim Maddy. “This exhibit demonstrates the Louisville Zoo’s innovation and dedication to the best in animal care and public education.”
“Glacier Run has exceeded our expectations, and our guests and visiting professionals are always surprised at the immersive experience of Glacier Run,” said John Walczak, Louisville Zoo Director. “We are proud to offer extraordinary spaces and enrichment opportunities for our animals as well as a place where visitors can have fun and learn about the arctic and some of the most important environmental stories of our generation.”
“We are creating world class, innovative thinking in Louisville and the experience that Glacier Run offers to visitors of the Louisville Zoo solidly lives up to that ideal,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “Glacier Run is not only a huge addition to our city’s strong visitor attractions and quality of life it is a superb destination and environment for lifelong learning and adventure for people of all ages.”
Glacier Run was one of eight entries for the Exhibit Award. The exhibit has achieved its primary goals:
- Create innovative enrichment for bears: The habitat allows bears to rotate through the two exhibits, 7 bedrooms, bridge transfer and under town tunnel to help further enrichment efforts. This unpredictability more closely mimics what the animals would experience in the wild, promotes their seeking behavior and helps keep them more engaged, active and inquisitive. The bears’ activity patterns are being documented for further study.
- Increase visitor engagement and average stay time at the Zoo: Opportunities for visitor engagement in Glacier Run include interpretation programs presented by keepers and educators, video interpretation on flat screens and a Glacier Run “Radio Show” that plays on the audio system throughout the town. A seal and sea lion presentation at the 300 seat amphitheater takes place three times a day. The bear habitat includes two encounter areas with roll-up doors for twice daily demonstrations and a bridge through town where bears travel above the heads of guests. Visitor can also enjoy varied areas for up close viewing and a community center with artifacts that doubles as a classroom.
- Create space and program resources to aid in the recovery of rescued animals: In addition to the rescue of Qannik, one sea lion and three grizzly bears were rescued from the remnant wild and now call Glacier Run home.
Additional design goals included inspiring visitors to increase their personal conservation efforts, increasing off exhibit space by 200 percent, adding at least one new species to the animal collection, providing the scientific information of climate change and increasing attendance and membership.
Date: July 31st, 2012
Date: July 31st, 2012
Here is a wonderful article about the Troll Pub written by Insiderlouisville.com’s Steve Kaufman. The Weber Group designed and built the giant troll that rests at the Troll Pub’s entrance. Click the link below to read the article:
Date: July 26th, 2012
Weber Group is proud and honored to be selected as concept designer for Innovate Long Term Care’s exhibition hall for innovative
products and practices in the care-for-aging sector. Read all about the project in this New York Times article.