Saturday, August 4, 2018

A Trio of Celebrations

There was a lot to celebrate at last night's festivities at the Lakewood Arts Gallery.  Lots of folks took advantage of the nice weather to stroll around the galleries for the First Friday Art Walk.  What they found at the Lakewood Arts Gallery was a lot of people celebrating 30 years of existence for the Lakewood Arts Council.  And there was a choice of cakes, cookies, tarts and lots of savory items with which to indulge.
 Kristi and Viv 
The pop of champagne corks could be heard over the pleasant duet of Americana Recycled and toasts to the continued success of the gallery were proposed.

 Lynnette sings with Americana Recycled
The installation of a new show in the Acorn Gallery is always another reason to celebrate and this one was no exception.
 Some of the work in the Charlie and the Girls exhibit

 It was nice to see the beautiful work of past founding member, Kathy Berls.
 The Charlie and the Girls exhibit has been an annual tradition since 2012. 
 Gail and her watercolor                                     
 above, Barb, Barb, Rick and Deb

Some of the participants have changed and the original idea of painting to chosen themes has disappeared, but one thing is a constant, and that would be Charlie!  It's an interesting show, with lots of different media and themes, so if you missed it, stop on by the gallery and have a look.

 New gallery manager, Tania Kaaz, and Charlie Casper

New faces are always welcome to the Gallery's co-op members, and tonight's reception was a chance to meet our new Gallery Manager, Tania Kaaz.  She has great ideas for the promotion of the gallery and is an accomplished photographer herself.  Using alternative developing methods she can create unusual effects in her finished product and even writes a magazine devoted to these techniques.  She will be a very interesting and dedicated member of our team!

Kristie demos her acrylic pouring

Kristie Kerr has developed quite a following for her acrylic pour classes, and judging by the number of bystanders intrigued with her demonstration, she will continue to fill her classes held at the gallery.  Check the website for class schedules and to register.  Her paintings and gift items are extremely popular -- great for gifts!  There is a nice selection of bird feeders, jewelry and other assorted 3D work available.  The gallery is open Wednesday - Sunday 11-5.  Come on in and see what's new!