Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fire Station update

The mural is coming along GREAT!  Thank you to Michael McFarland of Michael McFarland Fine Art for creating this masterpiece for us!

Monday, March 30, 2015

New mural in the Fire Station

Michael McFarland of Michael McFarland Fine Art is working on a brand new mural for the back of the Fire Station!

Follow along as he creates a masterpiece for our Street of Shops.

Fabulous opening!

THANK YOU to everyone who came to the opening of "The Sheila Markley Black Collection" on Friday night!  It was a great crowd. I recieved many compliments on the exhibition, but, honestly, how could you NOT create something beautiful when given these gorgeous dresses?

Here are some pictures from the opening.  Enjoy!

Me with Gary Brown and my volunteer Kathy

Volunteers Karen and Millie

Mr. Keller with our Director Joyce Yut

Me and Sheila Markley Black

Sheila viewing the exhibition

THANK YOU again to our sponsor!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Fashion exhibit ready to open!

The Sheila Markley Black Collection
with a 
FREE OPENING from 6:00 to 7:30 PM 
in the Keller Gallery.  

We hope to see you there!

Here is a sneak peek of what you'll see:

Title Panel
Intro Panel
Sheila's Wedding Dress

Gucci Shoes

1980s Cocktail Dresses

1920s Cocktail Dresses

1960s Adolofo Suit

1990s Chanel Suit

Louboutin Shoes
Evening Gowns

The Little Black Dress

1940s LBD

1950s LBD
1990s Hat

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The gallery is sparkling!

Our maintenance staff just finished hanging the silver sparkly curtain I purchased for "The Sheila Markley Black" exhibition!  It is 10 feet tall and 30 feet wide.

Our interior movable walls are always painted black, which clearly would not work to display Little Black Dresses.  This curtain was a perfect solution for a backdrop!

Stay tuned for more photos as exhibit installation progresses...

Exhibit is sponsored in part by:

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Exhibition design preview

Here is the layout I drew for "The Sheila Markley Black Collection" exhibition that opens March 27 in the Keller Gallery.  I'm very excited to share these lovely dresses with all of you!

Of course, the plan might change as we begin installation.  It usually does, even if just a little bit.

I purchased a lovely silver sequin backdrop with white tulle over it to put up behind the Little Black Dresses.  As you probably know, the temporary gallery walls are painted black, which wouldn't work very well to display black dresses!  The sparkly background will set the dresses off very nicely.  And in the future, we can use the backdrop for other exhibitions or on the stage for the Bridal Show.

"The Legacy of Ferdinand A. Brader" closes on Sunday.  So work will begin Monday morning de-installing one exhibition and installing the next.

Yesterday my volunteer Kathy and I made some selections of hats and shoes to include in the exhibition.  We chose a few too many than we have space for, so next week I will be making some more tough decisions...

We hope you will plan to join us for the FREE exhibition opening on Friday March 27 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.

The exhibition is sponsored in part by:

Friday, March 6, 2015

Please welcome the new Mechanic to the Street of Shops!

Here is the latest figure to take up residency in the Street of Shops!  If you have a suggestion for a name, please leave it in the comments.

The Mechanic was funded through our annual Capital & Replacement fund drive.

Isn't he wonderful???