Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Grand Opening a Hit!

This past Friday was our Grand Opening art show and open studios event. Most of the photos posted were taken before and after the show. I had planned to take more during the show, but the place was so crowded and I was so busy talking with our guests that I ended up putting the camera away.

The show was a huge success! Many people came by to see the space and ended up staying for the three hours to enjoy the art, talk with all the artists, enjoy a little food and beverages and many even left with a piece of art or two. I have been told by several people that this was the best art opening they've been to in some time. I would have to agree with that, even if I am a little biased. The art was amazing, the artists friendly, the refreshments yummy and the atmosphere in general was positive.

Thanks go out to everyone that came out to support Chroma Studios. Thanks to the guest artists that brought in their wonderful work, to the studio artists for all the hard work they put into getting everything ready, to the musicians(Aaron and Michael) that created a festive atmosphere and to our good friends Kathy and Benita that prepared the awesome food!

Chroma Artists from left to right, Michael(guest artist), Barak, Vashti, Josephine, Terri, Angelo, Aaron and Paula(Chroma Artists not pictured, Diane Reitz, Chris and Amy Schelling, guest artists not pictured, Ray Maseman, Jacqui Lewnes and Brandon Atencio)


Sus said...

Glad to hear it was a smashing success! Sorry I couldn't make it as I was in Colorado for a friend's wedding and a long overdue vacation.

Paula Manning-Lewis said...

Thanks Susan! Hope you had a fun time in Colorado! Don't worry, there will be other shows, and next time I hope you will be one of our guest artists!? Thanks for the comment!

David Stewart said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Paula! I'm sorry I couldn't come by for the festivities, but I really look forward to seeing your new digs! From the photos you took it looks just stunning - I wish you great success.

Will I see you guys at the Tijeras Open-Air Arts Market this year?

cynthia said...

Sounds and looks like it was a great evening! Congratulations!

Paula Manning-Lewis said...

David, I'm sorry we missed you at the opening too, maybe next time. It would be awesome to have you at our next show as a guest artist! I've told Anna we will be out at Tijeras sometime this summer, just unsure of when. Probably not until July.

Cynthia, thanks so much!