On June 14, 2012, the highly anticipated Power Ball: Quarter-Life Crisis hosted more than 1,700 guests in celebration of the The Power Plant, Canada’s leading contemporary art gallery’s 25th anniversary.
Guests experienced the opulence of Soho House first-hand at the VIP lounge and enjoyed the performance of special guest Dragonette.
The gallery featured rooms with different art installations. There was a room of geometric sculptures with red, blue and green LED lighting effects; a room with animation projected onto the walls; and a room with fortune tellers and robots.
The bar was decorated with flowers and newspapers/magazines. The ceiling hung piñatas and a swing.
Chef Marc Thuet was slicing 400 lb wild bisons open with swords on the patio, bar tenders were doing tricks with the bottles indoors.
The Perrier bar featured 2 special drinks: Greapfruit Mojito and Strawberry Basil Martini. The Grapefruit Mojito was prepared with ruby-red grapefruit segments, muddled with fresh mint, lime juice and agave syrup; the Strawberry Basil Martini was made with strawberry slices crushed with fresh basil leaves, lime juice and agave syrup. Both added with 1 ounce of SKYY Vodka and topped with Perrier. We know that a drink topped with Perrier can never go wrong.
The other bar featured a special drink prepared with Appleton Estate V/X, along with cranberry juice, a splash of ginger ale, and garnished with cranberries.
The venue was filled by fashionistas, artists, and musicians. We spotted notables including fashion designer Greta Constantine, Jeremy Laing, and Philip Sparks.
Here are some of our favourite outfits of the night (scroll to the bottom for more pictures):
About Power Ball:
Power Ball is the gallery’s largest annual fundraiser. From its inception in 1999, Power Ball has set the standard as the most influential, vibrant and original contemporary art party. Attracting a sophisticated “who’s who” crowd of artists, fashionistas, celebrities, and financiers from the world of film, advertising, music, design, and art, this is one sensational party providing vital funds to the exhibition and public programs at The Power Plant.
About The Power Plant:
The Power Plant is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary visual art. It is a vital forum for the advanced artistic culture of our time that offers an exceptional facility and professional support to diverse living artists while engaging equally diverse audiences in their work. The Power Plant pursues its activities though exhibitions, publications and public programming. It fulfills its mandate by generating: exhibitions that represent the range of advanced practice in visual arts; publications that increase knowledge of contemporary art; lectures and symposia that encourage debate and further understanding; interpretative tools that invite visitors to question, explore and reflect upon their experiences; programming that incorporates other areas of culture when they intersect with visual art.
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