The following press release has been received from the director of Online Outreach, about the completion of David Ilan’s portrait of Michael.
Breaking News! Michael’s Portrait Completion Date Has Been Determined!
We are pleased to announce that the final dot in Michael’s Tribute Portrait will be drawn this year, in time for his birthday, August 29, 2011. This date is exactly two years to the day from when this tribute was first opened to the public for fans all around the world to become part of this historical museum-quality art, the day after the Portrait’s official launch at a private ribbon cutting ceremony at which the first dots were drawn for Michael and his children on August 28, 2009.
The Portrait will take at least one million dots to complete, but MJTP Artist David Ilan will be drawing dots ahead of some people signing up, in an effort to get the Portrait completed in time for Michael’s birthday. However, fans can continue to join for a long time to come.
After the Portrait is complete, when someone joins they will be assigned a pre-drawn dot.
If you know anyone who doesn’t have their dot yet please let them know to get it right away because anyone who signs up before August 29th will have their dot placed in Michael’s image. After August 29th the dots will be drawn somewhere within the Portrait itself, but not necessarily in the areas making up Michael’s image.
Although the Portrait will be complete, the website, the MJTP magazine, the New Generation, Linda’s blog and Michael’s Angels will all continue. We will continue to honor and celebrate Michael Jackson the man, the legend and the humanitarian.
We will be holding a ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Portrait. Details will be forthcoming as we finalize them.
As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Director of Online Outreach