“World Sketches” show at The Gallery at the Watershed, 321 Mill Street, December 16 – January 17, 2015.
All the participants who were in town & not under the weather came to a “sneak preview” – Front: Mike Maszk, Barb Shirk, Manda Severin; back: Jan Brown, Barb Aten, Jane Harrison, Ken O’Connell, Jo Palmer, Tricia Clark-McDowell, Erik Johnson, Satoko Motuoji. We were all thrilled to see the show hung.
Erik, Jan & Barb A view one of the walls, while Trish samples the treats, and Mike, Amy & Ken take a look at another wall.
And then came the official opening & holiday party on Friday:
It was pretty much a happy mob scene all night!
Amy stood up to give the welcome and introduce some of the players. Ken, surrounded by Lucy Hart (who first introduced him to LaRomita), Erik Johnson (a long time colleague & sketch friend), and Satoko Motouji (who introduced Ken to Italy) then spoke about the unique nature of sketchbooks and the quality of the giclée prints.
Ken even showed off a sample sketch book by one of his former students at LaRomita, Vicki Abbott, who came down for the show. Then the meet and greet and view (if you can) began in earnest. Here’s Tricia with (the) Robert Gamblin & Jane.
Lynn Pfeiffer & Jim Patterson. Anneke (Ken’s daughter) with daughter Fiona, her husband, and Satoko.
Mike and proud wife Ann Wein; Mike & Barb A share a chuckle. The discussions got pretty lively and intense as the evening went on.
I think it’s fair to say that everyone had a great time! (And some sketch art even got purchased! Hooray!)