Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Wow.

Yes, there will be pictures!

Doorways & Dharma was an incredibly successful show thanks to the energy and generosity of Judy Ziegler, owner of Cornucopia Real Estate, and all the sponsors who joined in to make this not only a cultural experience, but a community event.

My gratitude for:

David of Chaikhana/Empty Boat, who served tea with the grace, knowledge, and wisdom that drew me to him and his tea shop in the first place.

Mark Malone, a sensitive guitarist whose ethereal music added another dimension of peace to the exhibit.

Center Street Grill, for their delicious hors d'ouevres that sustained both guests and hosts.

Pat Moore of Rivendell, whose presentation of gorgeous kimonos enriched our space further.

Marnye Livingston, an extraordinary photographer and bright spot in the world, who shared her skills and talents to document Doorways & Dharma for those who couldn't make it and those who would like to reminisce.

Christine Vollrath, a delightful, all-around helping hand who made everyone feel comfortable, welcome, and appreciated.

Ed Schaefer, a new friend whose support, mathematical curiosity (Brian's stained glass are intricate masterworks), and conversational skills made him indispensable and endearing (I think Judy either wants to adopt him or sell him a house so he'll be close enough to adopt).

Alex Dezj, a long-time friend whose encouragement made a difference when I was deciding whether to be an artist! Bringing his bud, Nelson the Chihuahua, was an added bonus.

My younger brother Leonard and his girlfriend Ruth, who were on a whirlwind trip up to San Francisco from Los Angeles and took a detour to Surf City just to hang out and see the wares. He treated to dinner (the sneak!) and enlivened our spirits with his indomitable (and raunchy) sense of humor.

Kenneth, whose stories about chickens are unforgettable, and who helped us clear out the Art Center in record time.

And to everyone who came to our show: a mighty thank you! Your ooh's and ah's, questions and compliments, time and interest were gifts. We are honored to have had the opportunity to share art, tea, and music with you.

Beauty is more than pretty, isn't it?

Take care,

I.
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