Sunday, April 5, 2009

"Oh, What A Night . . ."

"Round Every Corner"
(available for sale on my website)

 . . . actually, there were two fun nights recently.  The first was Albany's First Friday at the Upstate Artists Guild on Lark Street, where works by several local fiber artists, including myself, were presented at the opening of a national exhibit called "Loose Threads" (click here for more photos taken at the event).  UAG Gallery Manager Rebecca Schoonmaker and her staff welcomed over 500 visitors to the exhibit with food, spirits, and music, and it appeared that guests were happy they ventured out on such a rainy night.  The show continues through April 24; please check the UAG site for directions and gallery hours, and stop in to see (and purchase) some colorful and diverse fiber art made by local hands.

On Saturday, the Broadway Art Center and adjoining arcade were alive with music, magic, and art at the gala benefit for the American Diabetes Association called "Bring on the MAGIC: Music and Art Giving In Search of a Cure."  The gallery and arcade were decorated in dozens of purple balloons and silver stars, and musicians played both popular and classical music while special guests, such as the Ice Queen (pictured), strolled among the visitors.  Champagne corks popped as people participated in the silent and live auctions, bidding on pieces of art and other gifts donated to the event.  

 The chairwomen of the gala, artists Jackie Watsky and Susan Rivers (pictured), along with CAL member Lorenz Worden and many others, worked tirelessly to create a magical and memorable evening.  The art exhibit continues April 17, so there's 
still time to stop in and 
purchase beautiful works in oil, pastels, photography, and fiber.  Go ahead -- treat yourself!


Patti G. said...

I have found you through Marilyn's blog and WOW, your quilts are amazing! I love your style!! The pieces are each a special treasure...just wonderful!

Marilyn Rock said...

Fabulous fabric piece here Diane! I understand the Gala was terrific; oh what a night for sure. So sorry I had to miss it. Thank you for sharing it on your Blog.


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