The Daffodil Ball
At the Picasso-themed spectacular Daffodil Ball, an annual fundraiser in Montreal’s historic Windsor Station that supports the Canadian Cancer Society, I imagined what Picasso would do with an iPad!! As guests arrived they walked into Picasso’s studio! I painted the scene on my iPad. In the scene I painted, besides many Picasso works, Mireille R. Champagne modeled a fabulous custom-made Picasso-inspired dress designed specially for the occasion by Montreal fashion designer Xavier Laruelle and painted on by Mirielle herself. I invited guests to add their own brush stroke or two and made it truly an interactive experience! The resulting artwork, and the time-lapse replay video, was displayed on two large screens at the check-in desk plus on multiple huge screens throughout the ballroom where the dining and dancing happened.
After the guests had entered through Picasso’s studio, I moved up to the main ballroom and painted the scene (with a Picasso twist).
And that time-lapse replay (shown here) was also broadcast on the four very large screens throughout the ballroom.
This event couldn’t have dove-tailed more closely with the Picasso theme in resonating with Michael Cerbelli’s recent article in Meetings Today iPad Picasso Jeremy Sutton Paints Your Events. My last tableau vivant painting performance as Pablo Picasso was a non-digital one at the de Young Museum.
Big thanks to Alison, Lorne, Andrew, Jennifer and the rest of the team. Congratulations on an amazing event!! Picasso would have loved your decor!