Trade Shows, Concerts, and Recitals

Trade Shows, Concerts, and Recitals

Nov 23, 2011

June has been the month for exhibitions, concerts and recital shows… all featuring Grosh tailored backdrops. We started the month preparing for the E3 Expo, an exhibition for gaming connoiseurs and other related entertainment specialists.  Together with Stungun Productions, we produced a textured scrim advertising Lord of the Rings: War of the North, set to release this summer.  This is a new game for XBox 360 users, published by Warner Bros.

“It was a lot of fun teaming up with Tamlyn Wright and Gloria Lamb on this project!  In the end this display was the standout of the bunch,” says Peter Lime, Scenic Assistant at Grosh.

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An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Nov 21, 2011

On October 22, 2011, the Beckstrand Cancer Foundation hosted its annual Diamond and Pearl Ball fundraising event at the Balboa Bay Club and Resort, raising 1.3 million dollars for individuals struggling to manage personal expenses while undergoing treatment for cancer; an overwhelming need that is not too often recognized.

This year, the event was fashioned in Parisian style with a Moulin Rouge red-carpeted theme. Kimberly DuBois, of G-Force Productions, produced a venue rich with red and black velvet and oozing with entertainment and style…”The walls, draped in colorful floor-to-ceiling scenes from Montmartre with the Eiffel Tower in the distance, surrounded a truly beautiful collection of dinner tables draped in either red velvet, textured red metallic or red taffeta with black beading table coverings. The centerpieces, surrounded in red roses, were either a beautiful lamp with a red shade, a black feathered palm tree or a daring can-can leg covered in black fishnet stockings. Black-cushioned Chivari chairs draped in black beaded chiffon with ruffled skirts completed the setting.”  – Donna Bunch, People Watch   

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Events that Bang on a Budget: Using Senses to Manage Cents

Events that Bang on a Budget: Using Senses to Manage Cents

Nov 2, 2011

Everyone is trying to save money these days. It often feels like the success of an event is connected to how it looks which always means spending more money. However, sight is only one of the senses to consider when planning an event. When you consider and use all of the senses in harmony you will uncover some cost saving ideas that will make your event special. Here are some my favorites for each of the senses.

Site: When you are trying to create a theme, focus on one main visual piece and then choose inexpensive pieces to compliment it.  A backdrop on a main wall is the way to go.  Think center pieces.  What is the first thing people will see? What will they see no matter where they are in the room? Never cut corners on lighting.  Lighting can make or break your theme.  Don’t forget to involve your guests. Asking them to wear themed attire is a way to get your theme across throughout the room without any cost to you.

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Backdrops:To Rent or Place a Custom Design Order

Backdrops:To Rent or Place a Custom Design Order

Nov 2, 2011

Here are some questions to ask in order to determine which is better for you; renting or custom ordering a backdrop:

 
1.    What is your budget for the event?  Backdrop rentals range from $200- $500 per week.  Custom orders start at $500 and can go up to $20,000 depending on the size and art direction. Most custom order average between $5000 – $7000. If your event is longer than one week, ask your Grosh sales representative to weigh out the possibilities of a custom creation for you.

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Art for Atmosphere: Creating a More Appealing Venue

Art for Atmosphere: Creating a More Appealing Venue

Nov 2, 2011

I am art lover. I use art in my own home to create a mood. When I am planning an event in commercial spaces I look at the walls first. Is there already artwork? What kind of tone is the art setting in the room? Can I use it to create the tone I am looking to achieve or will I have to replace it for my event?

The same process that is used to create a backdrop for the stage can be used to create permanent and semi-permanent wall murals and art installations. Canvas can be stretched on frames to create depth on a wall. Murals can be applied directly to a wall like wallpaper. Large format artwork can be painted directly onto materials such as wood, plexiglass and transparent fabrics.

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