March 16, 2012

Gray Loft Gallery ~ Love Show memories

photo by Styrous®

What a great experience it was to participate in the "The Love Show", the inaugural Gray Loft Gallery exhibition. Jan Watten put many hours into getting it off the ground. Betty Jo Costanzo came down from Seattle to help with the final setup.

Jan Watten                                                                                                  Betty Jo Costanzo (left) 
photo by Styrous®                                                                                                          Tom White (right)
                                                                                                                                                                                               photo by Styrous®
 

 Final touches by Jan Watten
photo by Styrous®


The evening of the opening brought a different work load . . . 

 
photo by Styrous®

 
photo by Styrous®


 The evening commenced; 
first the artists began to arrive . . .


Larissa                                      Bonnie Boller Tyler
 photos by Styrous®

Larissa surveys the finished gallery.
 photo by Styrous®


. . . then the artists began to arrive with guests . . . 

Bonnie Boller Tyler (2nd from left) 
& Charlie Lucke (right) with guests
 photo by Styrous®

Tom White & Kate Rittmann
photo by Styrous®


. . . then the guests started arriving in swarms.

 photo by Styrous®

fashion Designer                                        Molly &
 Amy Jo Tatum                                 Danielle Mutch
& Edgar Wethy                                                       
photos by Styrous®

Guest                                Minoo Hamzavi (left) with
~                                        Betty Jo Costanzo (right)
 photos by Styrous®


  photo by Styrous®


The evening featured a performance by KaraMel.

 photos by Styrous®


 After the performance, the party continued on . . .

Amy Jo Tatum (left) & Elwyn Crawford (center)
photo by Styrous®

Susan Moyski (left) Raymond Saunders (center) 
& Susan Parish (right)
photo by Styrous®

 photos by Styrous®


The party got wild . . . 


Ake & Leslie Frierman Grunditz
photos by Styrous®

 . . . and quickly went to the dogs.

Julia Storrs                                  Heller Rathbone 
wearing the art                                       & Georgie
photos by Styrous®


The second weekend Tessier Winery held a wine tasting in the gallery. Kristie Tacey poured & Jan Watten welcomed the guests. Martin Sweet was Jack-of-all-trades.

Kristie Tacey (left)                             Martin Sweet
 Jan Watten (right)                                                    
photos by Styrous®


It was a languid afternoon with a steady flow of visitors so there was plenty of time to spend with each one.

photo by Styrous®


The third weekend was an open studio.
It was a beautiful, warm day &
we sat & talked between guests.

Cathy Cronin (left) & Susan Tuttle (right)
 photo by Styrous®


The final weekend, the gallery held a closing party for the Love Show. 

 
Martin Sweet & Susan Laing
 photo by Styrous®
 

 photo by Styrous®


The guests heard readings by
 Claudia H Long & Larissa from their works.

 photo by Styrous®

 Claudia H Long                                            Larissa
 photo by Styrous®                                                                     photo by Jan Watten


I'd had the benefit of meeting the Love Show's talented artists as well as the opportunity to know better ones I already knew. Just can't beat that.

photo by Styrous®

 Charlie Lucke                                     Tom White &
~                                                      Minoo Hamzavi
 photos by Styrous®

 Mariah Carle                               Gabrielle Lessard 
~                                                Mangosteen Jewelry  
 photos by Styrous®

 
Eben Ostby
 photo by Styrous®

 photo by Styrous®

 Susan Tuttle (left), PJ Callahan (center) 
& Bill Silveira (right)
 photo by Styrous®

Suzy Barnard                                             Larissa
& Emilie Watten                                                    
 photos by Styrous®

 Jan Watten (left), Julia Storrs (right)
 photo by Styrous®
 
 photo by Styrous®

 
 photo by Styrous®

Barbara Cushman (left)        Nancy LaRose (right)
 photo by Styrous®


                                           I even managed
                                           to get photographed.

Cathy Cronin                                           Styrous®
photo by Styrous®                                                              photo by Tom White

Cathy Cronin (left) & Susan Tuttle (right)
sat on the deck outside the Gray Loft Gallery &
watched the sun as it set on Jingletown
 photo by Styrous®


What a great time it was!

back row (left to right):
Nancy LaRose, Gabrielle Lessard
& Bill Silveira
front row (left to right):
Mariah Carle, Susan Tuttle, Susan Laing,
Jan Watten, Styrous® & Kathy Cronin
 photo by Martin Sweet


I wish pleasant memories to you all.


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