|A view of one of the gallery spaces before the opening|
Here is a sprinkling of some teaser shots from Mike Amodeo and myself, of before and afters for those who could not geographically attend. Our new friend photographer Steve Eazarsky was photographing the evening and will be sending some of those soon.
|Setting up in the Main Space|
Apparently we were also on the ABC, Channel 8 news that night and we heard through the grapevine that NBC was looking for us!! We are going to say a conservative estimate of attendance was about 250- 275 people!After awhile there was no way of keeping track. There was a line to get in !! and cars lined around two streets.
|Photo credit -Mike Amodeo|
!THANK YOU AGAIN!
TO EVERYONE JURORS,ARTISTS,THE BEEHIVE COLLECTIVE, CONSTRUCTION CREW, PAINTING CREW, AWARD SPONSORS,The FLYNN FAMILY, MY AWESOMELY TALENTED STUDENTS,FLANDERS
and most of all
OUR AMAZING FAMILIES
(We could not do, what we do, with out all of them!)
(our Lord of the Land for Creating such a beautiful new space
letting us crazy artists have our way with it:)!!!!
to our finalist artist award winners
It was so crowded I don't think anyone heard our award winners announcement!So here it is !!!!
|Dianne Parmalee, Al Avitabile, and the Billy Cactus Band- Mike Amodeo|
The Field Projects Award 500.00 - Goes to Aaron Birk for his graphic novel "The Pollinator's Corridor."
The Pollinator's Award 200.00- Goes to Jennifer Knaus for her paintings
The Natalie Von Vleck Award 100.00- Goes to the Westover School's Student's
Emma McGovern, Maya Tors, Kathy Lee, Hannah Hudson, Emma Beaulieu, SooJin Chi, Eunice Oh, Lauren Benedetto, Amber Shelton, Alexis Zimmerman, Sarah Corsico, Myrna Cox, Joon Choi"One Planet" Stop Motion Animation.
High School Student's Yeojin Kwon of Korea and Sarah Nehring of Texas have also received 50.00 awards from anonymous donors.
The Good Seed Studios Award (150.00)- for best online entry goes to
M. Genevieve. Hitchings for her illustrated website the "Urban Pollinators".
We had no musical or sound entries so the
R.Barry Award (150.00) for sound and music will go to the bands,
"Pollen,""The Billy Cactus Band," and "The Electric Bakery" for their very generous donation of time and talent!
|Jay Foster Playing a Slammin' Solo for the Grand Finale- Photo- Shane Greene|
My most profound gratitude goes to my multi- talented husband, Jay Foster, who really is the guy, that quietly behind the scenes, makes things happen.
Anybody have the video on this "Jaw dropping" solo?!
!!! MORE TO COME IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS!!!