Posts Tagged ‘Prince Albert’

Celebrating a Royal Olympic Happening

Friday, March 11th, 2011
Friday, 11 March 2011
Roald Bradstock profileThis past weekend I traveled with my family, my wife and mother, to beautiful Fort Myers, Florida for the official grand opening of the Art of the Olympians (AOTO) Museum. International Olympic Committee member and five-time winter Olympian HSH Prince Albert II flew in from Monaco to attend and participate in this special historic event.There were lots of activities scheduled to celebrate the occasion: Olympian school and hospital visits, Olympians breakfast with Prince Albert, a press conference and student round table and a black tie reception and Gala banquet, all with Prince Albert. On Sunday there was even a friendly game of volleyball with the prince. Wow! But it was during the “Painting with the Prince” event, on the lawn in front of the Museum on Saturday afternoon, that something quite extraordinary happened and something truly historic. Even though I was right in the middle of it I did not realise, for several days, what had actually happened: Something truly historic had taken place.

Prince Albert to Visit Fort Myers, FL Museum

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Art of the Olympians
By Betsa Marsh, Postmedia News April 1, 2011

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco kicks off his running shoes and pulls on a white jumpsuit. Just point him to the paint.

Handlers guide him to a giant canvas stretched taut on the coarse Florida grass. Winding up, he hurls a discus into a tri-color puddle of paint and the colours — and the crowds — explode.

This first splat! signals the official opening of the Art of the Olympians Museum in Fort Myers, Fla., with paintings, drawings, photos and sculpture by more than 30 Olympians. (more…)