Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Gallery Grand Re-Opening

I have been working with this lovely gallery over the past two years. Sylvia and Carolyn approached me when they saw my work in a local online networking group for women.  These two sisters and business partner were about to open their quaint gallery in the downtown Lawrenceville. They wanted me to have a few pieces at their location.

This past few weeks the Lona Gallery moved to a larger space at the other end of the block. The grand re-opening has taken them a month to slowly transition to the new space. For their kick off, they had this wonderful reception. 
The place was packed with many guest, patrons, artist, and friends.
Here are a bunch of my paintings on the shelves. 
The gallery is filled with a wide variety of art by local artist.
The food was a feast of delectable treats.

The caterer Phoenix Gardens, owns her own farm and raises her own free range chicken that she uses for her catering business. Gwendolyn and her husband did not grow up on a farm, but just started reading about farming, and decided to give it a try. They also grow their own vegetables and sell them at local farmers markets.

Carolyn behind the counter.
We were delighted by soft jazz music and spoken word by Lisa Marie McNeill. This poetry was accompanied to music. She made a special poem for Carolyn and Sylvia.


Sue Runyon said...

Wow, Mechelle. It's so exciting to see your work in a gallery setting. I hope your things do very well there in the new location!

Luella Newkirk said...

A very beautiful post! The Lona Gallery looks very impressive - the perfect place to show off your wonderful paintings, Mechelle.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

How exciting to be in a gallery and a very pretty one too! I wish you much success there!

Angels and Everlastings said...

What a great opportunity!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Congrats!!! This is so wonderful. I wish I could have been there! It looks awesome and your work so beautiful!