Saturday, August 23, 2008

Opening Night, no jitters!

This is only a partial aerial view of the show from the sound booth. With the vaulted ceiling of the Great Hall the space feels nice & airy, and there was plenty of room for people to move around.

"Might As Well" sounds like a laid back attitude, but it also the name of the local band that played at the benefit art show last night. NICE group of guys and wonderful, very interactive music. Their intimate style made you feel like you were sitting in on a private jam session. (I think it was as far as they were concerned!). Thank you Christine for suggesting Paul & the guys; they did a great job!

I saw a lot of new faces last night as well as the usual suspects. Anyone from Falls Church want to guess who these feet belong to?

Remember the show continues today from noon to 4. I am heading over in a few minutes to set up. See you there!

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Artists Helping Others - Opening TONIGHT!

Yesterday was the big day where we hung all of the art for the benefit show this weekend. I've got to say, it all went as smooth as the silk that Ashby paints on! Homestretch sent half a dozen hard working volunteers who learn that it is a tricky thing to get all that art hung level! The Homestretch staff did a fantastic job. Really made my load a lot lighter. Thank you ladies! Seventeen artists are represented and the is a wonderful mix of mediums and subject matter (as you can see from some of the photos here!). We also set up a bin gallery of smaller unframed pieces so there is quite a range of options to choose from.

The show is at the Great Hall at Vienna Prebyterian Church tonight from 6 to 9pm and continues tomorrow from noon to 4pm.

For those who have asked, YES, the shop will be open from 10 to 2. So if you are having Farmer's Market cravings, buy up all of those peaches and tomatos and stop in. I'll be there in the early morning and then Bob & Terry are taking over for me.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Coming Down to the Wire!

I realize with that title I probably should have used one of Lou's racing photos but we really ARE coming down to the wire to the benefit art show this weekend. All of the accompanying photos are art from the show. These plus dozens more will be on display. I think it will be a beautiful show. I hope you will join us.

Sitting here trying to think of something else to write but I am a bit "show obsessed" at the moment. Food? Check. Music? Check. Art? Check. Make a list and realize that you won't remember what you have forgotten until it is too late? Check. Apologize to Cathy for making her edit the show program for the 5000th time? Check...

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