As always, FUSION is supporting Mado's Gift Foundation. I’m asking attendees to bring along some loonies and tonnies to toss into the special Mado’s Gift water feature I’ve created which will be featured in the lobby during the event. Thank you to Greenmark Landscaping for making this a possibility. With over a thousand people at the show, we can easily raise thousands of dollars for the kids.
This year, I’d like sincerely thank Casino NB for becoming a partner of the event. They have generously donated a signed Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar. This guitar was signed by ZZ Top with an estimated value $700.
Another great prize that will be part of raffle draw is a style makeover donated by Klozet Boutique with a value of $800. All the prizes in the raffle is worth over $4,000. Lets raise a lot of money for local children!
The unique asset of my FUSION event is its hand-painted costumes. I truly enjoyed this part of the process. Having my art appear on costumes is yet another way to put my stamp on the show. From set design, to decoration all the way to the costumes, my creativity is front and center, making this show standout from the others.
It’s hard to believe that Artificis will have over 30 costumes in total. None of them are store bought either. I worked with Adrienne Goodine, a brilliant designer from Fredericton, on some custom Matt LeBlanc Art gowns, which will be a featured element in the show. After the show, the gowns will be on tour appearing in two fashion shows in Montreal, along with a few other items I’ve been working on.
When I least expected it, I’ve met another designer (a lovely angel) who has been helping me create all these costumes. She doesn’t want any recognition for her hard work, but she will always have a special place in my heart, I’m extremely grateful for her talents. I can’t imagine how the show would look without her magic hands working on these costumes.
Help us promote Artificis and you could win some free art!
The idea is simple… Help promote the show by posting a picture, a comment, or anything that you feel highlights the show with the hashtag “#FusionMoncton” and you could win one of four original 12”x12” paintings
One of this year’s goals is for the show to be more interactive. We will be using the “FusionMoncton” hashtag for everything and will be encouraging our guests to take pictures during event and post them on social media with the FusionMoncton hashtag.
Please make sure you hashtag your Tweets, Facebook and Instagram posts with #FusionMoncton. The hashtag allows us to see your posts, you can’t win without a hashtag!
One of the biggest challenges for FUSION is coming up with new and creative ways to raise the bar each year. The addition of a storyline to last years show changed the concept of FUSION drastically; with Artificis, we’re taking it to the next level by introducing a set of dynamic characters, lending even more depth to the experience. Moving forward the characters will start playing an even larger role.
Artificis, meaning The Artist in Latin, is the story of a young artist who has lost inspiration. Played by Connor Kent, the story revolves around the feelings that he faces when stepping in front of his white canvas. Fear, Distraction, Self Doubt are all stopping him from creating his next masterpiece. The artist will eventually fall into the white world of his canvas and encounter these fears (characters) one by one.