Moonlight Gala 2016@The McMichael Canadian Art Collection(Sat.,June 4th,2016)
This signature event celebrated the 50th anniversary of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection with a culinary extravaganza, award-winning Ontario wines, live entertainment, and a live and silent auction of unique, high-quality items.
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection offered visitors an extraordinary event in an exceptional setting. http://moonlightgala.mcmichael.com/
Guests were first to experience the special exhibition program titled 50/50/50, the exploration of art in fifty-year leaps stretching backward and forward from the McMichael’s founding years in the mid-1960s.
Proceeds from the Moonlight Gala supported conservation and preservation of the 6,000 art objects in the McMichael’s permanent collection, which are an important part of our cultural heritage as Canadians.
Host of the evening was Ken Shaw of CTV Toronto with honorary auctioneer Jeanne Beker.
This year’s entertainment headliner was JUNO© Award winner and R&B powerhouse, Divine Brown. Other performers include returning Gala-favourite jazz band, The Collective, JUNO© Award winner Sean Jones, and DJ Odario Williams.
Honorary Council patrons include: Harry and Kathryn Angus, Jamie Cameron and Christopher Bredt, Michael Burns, Dr. Esther Farlinger, Jack and Penny Fenwich.
Honorary patrons include Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Shantelle and Yannick Bisson(Murdoch Mystery), Kim and Terry Bush, Elaine Bell and Jack Bush, Ralph Chiodo, Sam Ciccolini, Hon. Steven Del Duca, Hon. Julian Fantino, Catherine Nugent, Felice Sabatino.
We would like to thank Deanne Moser for the invitation to The Moonlight Gala 2016. We look forward to the 2017 version of The Moonlight Gala.