Saturday, September 05, 2009

Gala Ribbon Cutting

In a light drizzle and under a full moon we conducted our ribbon cutting ceremony last night for Voilart!

ribbon cutting ceremonyHolding the ribbon from left to right: Marion Cultural Alliance Executive Director Nancy Ledding; Marion County Administrator Dr. Lee Niblock; Florida landscape artist (my partner) Jackie Schindehette; moi; and Marion County Commissioner Barbara Fitos.

art galleryI love our red archway.

art studioThe turnout was fabulous and we were packed with well-wishers all night.

painting studio and gallery
As enjoyable as it was, I'm relieved the various pomp and circumstance is over with, enabling Jackie and I to get back to the serious business of painting. We both have shows and exhibits fast approaching and need to buckle down and get productive.

Next Saturday Voilart! will serve as headquarters for local plein air painters participating in the International Worldwide Paint Out. We'll provide the initial sign-up for artists and also provide approximate locales where they can be found painting for interested observers. For more info check out the Ocala Plein Air Painters website.

"The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more." - Jonas Salk


Jackie Jacobson said...

Sharon: Congratulations. The gallery looks absolutely wonderful. I really love the red archway. It really does give the gallery a much more intimate feeling.

You should definitely be complimented in your "paying it forward" and providing a headquarter for other artists.

Thanks for sharing the Jonas Salk quote. It has be added to my inspiration list.

Karen Thumm said...

Congratulations on your new gallery, Sharon! It looks fabulous. I wish you much success with it.

Marian Fortunati said...


Wow.. another event coming right up... you don't let any grass grow under your feet do you??

Sharon Crute said...

Thank you so much everyone. The support we've received from friends, family, artists, other business owners, politicians etc. has been nothing short of amazing. When this level of synchronicity manifests, it MUST be right.

Thanks for visiting!

Anonymous said...

Sharon- this fabulous endeavor is surely the sum of your tireless work, top tier level of artistry and your personal philosophies of doing the right things to pull it all together.
Congratulations- the gallery looks beautiful.