The Royal Poinciana Plaza, the iconic Palm Beach lifestyle destination, will have a collaboration with world-renowned mixed-media artist Ashley Longshore this holiday season. Longshore will reimagine the property’s iconic surfboard Christmas tree and holiday décor through a mélange of color, sparkle and joy. The tree and décor will be on display Friday, December 4, 2020, through Sunday, January 10, 2020.
Ashley Longshore is a New Orleans based, self-taught artist who is regularly called a young, feminist Andy Warhol for her contribution to pop art and the creative inspiration she finds in pop culture figures and brands.
For this occasion, Longshore will reimagine the 30-foot, 52-board Christmas tree to bring the sense of joy, happiness and a touch of allure to all that visit the plaza. The tree will consist of five unique images of dazzling gemstones created specifically for this installation. Each image is bright, vibrant and colorful creating a tree that is a welcomed sight of fun and delight.
“I’m so thrilled to be creating the holiday installation at the iconic Royal Poinciana Plaza. My love of fashion and all things Palm Beach is melding into one big explosion of color, sparkle, and joy. I used gemstones as the foundation of this holiday because they are very symbolic of the year we’ve all endured,” said artist Ashley Longshore. “It takes a lot of heat, pressure, and time to create the beauty that we adore in jewels. I just wanted to create something joyful … We deserve it. This year has been hard and since I can’t give everyone a big hug, I give you heart and my art.”
“We are delighted to collaborate with Ashley on this grand holiday installation where fashion and art meet to bring pure joy to all who set eyes upon it. The holidays will certainly look different this year, but we want to ensure they are full of hope and joy,” Lori Berg, General Manager, The Royal Poinciana Plaza, said.
The tree and décor will be up for guests to enjoy from December 4th to January 10th.