Sunday, October 05, 2008

From The Open Studios Private Preview Gala

And what a party it was!

Last night, several patrons of the arts were the first to see representative selections of the artists participating in this years Open Studios in San Francisco.

Some of the works at the reception

Along with all of the mingling, good food and drink, VIP attendees were treated to music and dance performances as well.

Top:  Music was provided by the Jazz Cats
Bottom:  A performance by dance troupe VaBang! Dance Company

There was also a live auction to raise money for ArtSpan's programs in the San Francisco School District.  The Shadow was also the recipient of one of the prizes.

Top:  Lindsay Barrick, Communications and Operations Manager of ArtSpan displays one of the auction items
Bottom:  Sharon Reaves, owner of Reaves Gallery, who donated one of the auctions items that was won by The Shadow

As the night moved on, a DJ took over and provided music.  It was definitely a night to remember.

Some of the artists who showed up at the reception last night with their work

For those of you who may have missed last night's affair, there will be a public reception today from 4-7 p.m. at SomArts Gallery, 934 Brannan Street, in San Francisco.  This affair will be free.  The Shadow will be in attendance.

Top:  The Shadow with artist and curator Susan Tuttle
Bottom:  The Shadow with ArtSpan Executive Director Therese Martin

More pictures from the reception are available here.


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