MCCORD ANNUAL BALL 2017 “ABRACADABRA”

The most magical to date

Inspired by the summer exhibition, Illusions: The Art of Magic, this year’s ball at Arsenal was aptly titled Abracadabra, dazzling guests throughout with a host of DICK WALSH-directed details including a magic-glam champagne reception; elaborate dinner by Mannica Utapat with service by Sébastien Forand and wines graciously offered by the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ); and seriously good tunes and visual animation courtesy of DJ Geneviève Borne and VJ Video Girl.

EVEN BETTER: The hypnotic eve raised a tall tally for the museum’s foundation.

BRAVVVVOOO. FOR THE FULL-ON EXPERIENCE, KEEP SCROLLING.  

Photography KAREL CHLADEK, SABRINA LOIRIER, ADONIS NOAILE

COCKTAIL CROWD: The schmooze is powerful.

COCKTAIL CROWD: The schmooze is powerful.

GLAM GALS GLITTER: Committee members BENTE CHRISTENSEN, BITA CATTELAN, EMMANUELLE DEMERS, NATHALIE DESHAIES.

GLAM GALS GLITTER: Committee members BENTE CHRISTENSEN, BITA CATTELAN, EMMANUELLE DEMERS, NATHALIE DESHAIES.

ART APPRECIATION AT ARSENAL.

ART APPRECIATION AT ARSENAL.

RED CARPET MAGIC.

RED CARPET MAGIC.

TRICKS AREN’T JUST FOR KIDS: MONIQUE JÉRÔME-FORGET, and husband CLAUDE FORGET.

TRICKS AREN’T JUST FOR KIDS: MONIQUE JÉRÔME-FORGET, and husband CLAUDE FORGET.

FOCUS ON FORTUNETELLERS.

FOCUS ON FORTUNETELLERS.

Mayor DENIS CODERRE, bedazzled!

Mayor DENIS CODERRE, bedazzled!

DESIGNER MAGIC STARRING DENIS GAGNON.

DESIGNER MAGIC STARRING DENIS GAGNON.

CAN YOU DO THAT AGAIN? Guests CATHERINE DU PONT, GERALD KOUNADIS, and SANDRA FERREIRA enjoy big kid tricks.

CAN YOU DO THAT AGAIN? Guests CATHERINE DU PONT, GERALD KOUNADIS, and SANDRA FERREIRA enjoy big kid tricks.

MINI-MAGICIAN.

MINI-MAGICIAN.

MINI-MAGICIAN.

MINI-MAGICIAN, ROUND 2.

MAGICIANS MEET THE MAYOR: Mini-magicians pose with Magician LUC LANGEVIN and Montreal Mayor DENIS CODERRE.

MAGICIANS MEET THE MAYOR: Mini-magicians pose with Magician LUC LANGEVIN and Montreal Mayor DENIS CODERRE.

HIGH STYLE, BIG SMILES :Guests LOUISE BOYER, PIERRE LAPORTE, DANIEL FOURNIER, CAROLINE DROUIN, hon. Co-chair ROBERT TESSIER, and wife DENYSE TESSIER.

HIGH STYLE, BIG SMILES :Guests LOUISE BOYER, PIERRE LAPORTE, DANIEL FOURNIER, CAROLINE DROUIN, hon. Co-chair ROBERT TESSIER, and wife DENYSE TESSIER.

SUPERSQUAD: JACQUES MARCHAND, SUZANNE SAUVAGE, DANIEL FOURNIER, Mayor DENIS CODERRE, NATHALIE LÉVESQUE.

SUPERSQUAD: JACQUES MARCHAND, SUZANNE SAUVAGE, DANIEL FOURNIER, Mayor DENIS CODERRE, NATHALIE LÉVESQUE.

MCCORD MAGIC PARTOUT: Art director DICK WALSH CREATES enviable ambiance.

MCCORD MAGIC PARTOUT: Art director DICK WALSH CREATES enviable ambiance.

IN THE PINK: Art director DICK WALSH and committee member BITA CATTELAN.

IN THE PINK: Art director DICK WALSH and committee member BITA CATTELAN.

MONOCHROMATIC MOMENT: SANDRA FERREIRA, NATHALIE LÉVESQUE, HONOURARY CHAIR JEAN HOUDE, GERALD KOUNADIS.

MONOCHROMATIC MOMENT: SANDRA FERREIRA, NATHALIE LÉVESQUE, hon. chair JEAN HOUDE, GERALD KOUNADIS.

MCCORD MAGIC PARTOUT: Art director DICK WALSH CREATES an oasis of fun and illusion.

MCCORD MAGIC PARTOUT: Art director DICK WALSH creates an oasis of fun and illusion.