Many of those at Duane Reed Gallery last Friday night were there to visit with the curator of "Repetition, Rhythm, Pattern," CWEnder and fiber artist Jane Sauer and fiber artist Luanne Rimel, Director of Education Programs at Craft Alliance.
I remember going over to Jane's house on Westminster Place years ago to learn how to make baskets. It quickly became apparent to our group of neighborhood friends that she was way out of our league, and the notion of basket weaving bit the dust. Now some of Jane's baskets are included in the Smithsonian American Art Museum collection.
Philip Slein and Jim Schmidt of Schmidt Contemporary drew a crowd to view two new exhibitions, John Zinsser's "Extension of Thought" (examples above and below) and Jeff Aeling's "New Paintings."
When Local Socials spring up again next year, let's hope the galleries will hold coordinated openings on some of the same evenings. It seemed to be a winning combination.