Proud to Support Monet's Secret Garden Presented by Vancouver Art Gallery and Annual Gala
JUNE 16, 2017
This fantastic evening has been made possible by our Gala Presenting Sponsor, Poly Culture North America. My heartfelt gratitude to Poly Culture and its Director and CEO Ms. Jenny Chen Yi.
The artist Claude Monet, one of the founders and the most prominent representatives of the Impressionist style, is adored by art lovers around the world. This Monet exhibition will be a major cultural event for Vancouver and Canada’s west coast. We are thrilled to support and participate in this grand event with the Vancouver Art Gallery, to enrich our community's artistic life, and to promote cultural and artistic growth.
Poly Culture North America is grateful for the warm support received from so many friends in different sectors, many of whom are here tonight. We hope that, together, we can continue to build this cultural exchange bridge between Canada and China, and see the continued growth and prosperity for art and culture in British Columbia and Canada!
Vancouver Art Gallery was transformed into a massive secret garden for the experience of a lifetime on Friday, June 16.
The event saw the city’s top florists create a magical setting in which the annual art gallery fundraiser took place. Huge floral installations, projections, and displays created the perfect floral ambiance for the preview of Claude Monet’s mysterious Secret Garden Exhibition.
Monet’s Secret Garden Summer Gala brought together more than 400 of the top art enthusiasts and philanthropists in the country to raise funds for the gallery’s exhibitions, education, and public programming.
The gala featured custom cocktails and a hors d’oeuvres reception, along with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the installation of Monet’s works.
The Event Presenting Sponsor was Poly Culture and the Event Legacy Sponsor was Dixon Mitchell. So it made sense that Jenny Chen of Poly Culture Group made an appearance alongside the gallery’s board chair David Calabrigo, and Jerry Zhong of Coromandel Properties.