Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Arts Guild of Woonsocket Gallery Grand Re-Opening!!!

I am so thrilled to be a part of this amazing group of artists.
Our Gallery Grand Re-Opening was a wonderful event.
We couldn't have done it without the hard work and dedication of our gallery curator, Claire Achilles! Thank you, Claire, for all the time and effort you put into making this a very special evening for our guild and the community. Your smile is just one of the many reasons we love you!!! The spinach calzone you were cutting doesn't hurt either. ;)
The hall looked beautiful as we awaited the arrival of our guests.

The artwork was arranged by artist on the exposed brick. The hors d'oeuvres were fresh and delicious, and the cool studio was a welcome respite from the heat wave outside.

The jewelry counter was a popular attraction.

The bracelets and earrings by Claire Achilles were a main temptation for guests
as well as fellow guild members.
The specialty necklaces made with local seaglass and other found objects
were designed and created by Gail Brothers.
The notecards feature photography by Judith Potter.
More photography by Roland Gauvin and
matted original watercolor paintings by Jerry Aissis.
Such a variety of mediums featured by the talented artists of the Arts Guild of Woonsocket.
Watercolors by Jerry Aissis.
Our guests mingling, enjoying the drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and artwork.
Art guild members mingling, and preparing to welcome guests.
My handsome hubby facing the camera, my son, Joshua, and his beautiful girlfriend, Kristy.
I was so thrilled that they all came out to support and encourage me on this special night. 
Guild members, Lorraine Boisvert, Judith Potter, Linda Tellier, and Lillie LeBlanc
enjoying some art chat as the night wound down.
Members and guests enjoying the lovely hors d'oeuvre spread.
Members and guests mingling and enjoying the background music.
More members and guests enjoying the evening.
Guests admiring the artwork.
A guest admiring a mixed media piece by moi.
The lovely "artist board" featuring the guild members represented by the gallery on the date of the grand re-opening; Claire Achilles, Jerry Aissis, Connie Anderson, Norm Beaufort, Lorraine Boisvert, Gail Brothers, Tina Clarke, Christine Hainley, Connie LeMonde, Gayle O'Donnell, Norman Peloquin, Judith Potter, and Linda Tellier. *Not pictured, but represented, Lillie LeBlanc.

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