Exclusive Guests Are Introduced To Elephant Parade At Cocktail Party
On 27 April 2011 at Grand Hyatt Singapore, Elephant Parade Singapore 2011 was introduced to guests at an exclusive cocktail party. Founders of Elephant Parade, father-and-son duo, Marc and Mike Spits, unveiled Elephant Parade Singapore 2011 to their illustrious guests, who included Professor Tommy Koh, Patron of Elephant Parade Singapore 2011, and Claire Chiang, Chairman of Wildlife Reserves Singapore and Ambassador of Elephant Parade.
Also present were Bobby Chinn, celebrity chef, Glen Goei, renowned film director, Gaurav Kripalani, Artistic Director of the Singapore Repertory Theatre, as well as Tina Tan-Leo, entrepreneur, who will be painting elephant statues of their own for Elephant Parade Singapore 2011.
Marc and Mike also took the first opportunity to reveal the first tranche of high profile international artists and celebrities who will be designing elephants specially for Singapore, which includes Sir Ian McKellen, Leona Lewis, Ricky Gervais, Solange Azagury-Partridge and Sabine Roemer. During the event, The Baron of Batik, Sarkasi Said, Dutch artist, Frances Alleblas, and local artist, Michael Ng, enthralled guests by “live” painting their 1.5 metres-tall elephant statues, giving guests a hint of what to expect when Elephant Parade Singapore 2011 officially hits the streets of Singapore from 11 November 2011 to 11 January 2012. With a display of more than 100 colourful elephants on the streets of Singapore, followed by a Grand Auction Gala by Sotheby’s in January 2012, Elephant Parade Singapore 2011 is the first ever Asian instalment of this award-winning exhibition in aid of the Asian elephant.