Daddy's Christmas Angel

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Making a Talk and Visiting an Art Gallery

"12th Anniversary Cake at Crossroads" ©MM Sikes
Coming back to Crossroads Art Center has proved exciting. It was amazing to see throngs of people crowded throughout the large art facility for the March open house on the third Friday. The gallery reported that 1500 to 2000 people came to the 12th Anniversary celebration of the Center, located in Richmond, Virginia. Two bands played in different locations in the galleries and classrooms, and vendor trucks provided food for sale in the parking lot at the front. With spring weather, it was a festive setting indeed.   

Earlier in the day, March 21, Roger Loring and I were speakers at the Authors Luncheon in Gloucester which was a fundraising event by the York River Circle of King's Daughters to benefit the Children's Hospital in Norfolk. We spoke to an audience of 200 which was delightful.

Then, my husband and I headed to Richmond and put down a rug in my new gallery space at Crossroads before the big open house. It was a busy day!
My gallery at Crossroads Art Center.
"Author's Luncheon"

"Entertainment at Crossroads Art Center" ©MM Sikes     



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Two hundred? That's quite a crowd. I see your display included a lot of your animal paintings.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Those are some good numbers for open house.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Alex, it was probably the largest crowd I recall speaking to. The animals are all, except for one, from the A to Z Challenge last April.

Diane, it was probably the largest crowd I've seen at an art open house anywhere!