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VIVA LA REVOLUTION!

The Power Plant Gallery Marks 20th Anniversary with "Revolutionary" Celebration at Power Ball 9

Toronto, ON (April 5, 2007) – Torontonians will be dressing in their revolutionary best to attend Power Ball 9: REVOLUTION, a fundraiser in support of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre. Taking place on May 3rd, 2007, the event will highlight various revolutions - sexual, industrial, political, cyber, and design while showcasing their connection to contemporary art. This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Power Plant, Canada’s leading, groundbreaking contemporary art gallery and what better way to celebrate than hosting the arts and fashion event of the year.

Re-evolutionary Event
Considered the social event of the year, Power Ball has changed the face of fundraisers in Toronto by incorporating glitz and glamour with outrageous and radical art installations and performances.

REVOLUTION is the perfect theme to capture what the Power Ball and The Power Plant contribute to the art community,” says Claire Christie, Co-Chair of Power Ball 9. “Toronto's cultural scene is constantly evolving, and this institution plays a leading role in that evolution. With the Power Ball, we take the opportunity to celebrate those who support the arts, and who enjoy a smashing party.”

Power Ball 9: REVOLUTION will combine art, fashion, music and culture into an evening of rebellion. In addition to showcasing contemporary art, cutting edge artists and performers will be on display as modern day revolutionaries. The event will feature music and projection artists David Mabb, Andrew Zeally and Jonathan Cohen, New York City underground buzz band Earl Greyhound, as well as platter-spinning DJs ramping up the revelry.

Celebrating 20 Years
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Galleryat Harbourfront Centre, converted from a Power Station in 1987, is among the finest public galleries in the world and the premier non-collecting Canadian venue for the presentation of new art. Since 1987, The Power Plant has distinguished itself as a strong and independent Canadian voice in the international contemporary art arena.

"Contemporary art is alive and strong in Toronto," says Gregory Burke, Director, The Power Plant. "The Power Plant has been instrumental in the promotion of these artists and the revolutionizing of our community’s approach to the art

Event Details

WHEN: May 3, 2007, 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre
TICKETS: $160
TO ORDER: Harbourfront Centre box office - 416-973-4000 or www.harbourfrontcentre.com
DRESS: Incite your own fashion insurgency!

MUSIC:
Earl Greyhound
Rockin' in your face trio, Earl Greyhound, has garnered accolades and buzz from New York City rock aficionados for a distinctive yet familiar sound that pays homage to Queen and Bowie, Led Zeppelin and T.Rex. Known for explosive and outrageous live shows, they have been referred to as a "veritable rock and roll wrecking ball, swinging from melodious soul to gallant rock."

DJ’s to be confirmed

Sponsors
Power Ball 9 is generously supported by:
Lead Sponsors: Holt Renfrew and Hugo Boss
Partnering Sponsors: Aylesworth LLP and PUMA Canada
Media Sponsors: Rogers, National Post and NOW Magazine
In-Kind Sponsors: Grolsch Premium Lager, Fiji Water, Aramark, Catering by David’s, Dufflet Pastries, Lindsey Shaw Catering, Raincoast Crisps.
Entertainment Partner: CFC Media Lab
Official Event Supplier 07/08: Exclusive Affair Rentals

About The Power Ball
The Power Ball is The Power Plant’s annual high-profile fundraising event that brings together the who’s who of the contemporary arts and culture worlds. The invitation to the Power Ball is coveted each year as The Power Plant opens its doors to Toronto’s, and indeed Canada’s, taste leaders who support gallery exhibition and educational programming through this unique fundraiser.

About The Power Plant:
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre is among the finest public contemporary art galleries in the world and the premier non-collecting Canadian venue for the presentation of new art. Since 1987, The Power Plant has distinguished itself as a strong and independent Canadian voice in the international contemporary art arena. Our ambitious exhibitions feature the most exciting artists working today, while our publications are admired and consulted around the world. The Power Plant is a reliable source of visual pleasure and civic pride for sophisticated and culturally astute Torontonians.

The Power Plant is a registered Canadian charitable organization supported by its Board of Directors, gallery members, sponsors, donors and funding bodies at all levels of government.

Power Ball 9 Co-Chairs
Claire Christie and Guy Knowles

Honourary Co-Chair
Jeanne Parkin

Power Ball Committee
Stephen Andrews, Jonathan Cohen, Christine Davis, Lonti Ebers, Ted Geatros, Erik Goldhar, Danielle Iversen, Rebecca Levy, Deb Lewis, Kenneth Montague, Laura Rapp, Georgia Scherman, Lindsey Shaw and Paul Zingrone.

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For more information, please contact:

Cary Mignault, Publicist
Harbourfront Centre
416.973.4655
cmignault@harbourfrontcentre.com

Andrea Dart
Weber Shandwick
416.642.7971
adart@webershandwick.com

OR please call our media relations hotline at 416-642-7919
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