Artist Corno to celebrate femininity at Luminato event
There’s nothing more treasured and fulfilling than being able to live in the moment – the now. Luminato, Toronto’s festival of arts and creativity, in partnership with Lancôme, is celebrating this ideal as they present an artistic experience inspired by Canadian artist Corno’s signature paintings called “Soon is Now”.
In a loft-style party, Corno’s energetic style will be the focal point of a day-long event of live painting, performance art and music on Saturday June 9, 2012 at Airship 37 in Toronto’s Distillery district. The event is free and open to the public from 11 am to 6 pm.
As the all-day party unfolds, Corno will bring the final touches to large-scale paintings of female portraits that will pay homage to femininity. Visitors will be invited to live in the moment as Corno’s works come to life. Performance art by Charlie Le Mindu and music from top Toronto DJs will enhance the experience.
As a Canadian artist exhibiting internationally, Corno has developed a signature style that is both high-energy and expressionistic. Her work often incorporates luscious, playful and audacious female figures. Originally from the province of Quebec, she moved to New York in 1992 and has gone on to create work that has been featured in the major art capitals of the world from Paris and London to Shanghai, Hong Kong and now Toronto.
The “Soon is Now” event is part of Lancôme’s ongoing partnership with the renowned artist who teamed up earlier to create a limited edition summer makeup collection released exclusively in Canada May 2012. Corno and Lancôme’s Official Makeup Artist Lora Spiga joined forces to select the products and determine the art direction of the Lancôme by Corno collection, resulting in a playful makeup collection embodied by a painting created especially by Corno for Lancôme.
On top of enjoying the artistic happening of “Soon is Now”, complimentary makeup touch ups using the Lancôme by Corno collection will be offered on site in the Lancôme Beauty Gallery, where Spiga herself will be on hand to offer expert tips and advice.
More information can be found at www.Luminato.com/events/corno and you can also follow the vibe of the all-day party with updates on Lancôme Canada’s Facebook and twitter pages.
Soon is Now… or later
For those who will miss the “Soon is Now” experience, Lancôme will also host a 3-day makeup event at The Bay Queen downtown Toronto on June 14-15-16, 2012, where Lancôme beauty experts will be on hand to create your own Corno-inspired summer makeup look. For more info or to book an appointment call 416.861.4572.