May 05, 2006

Party People

There were many opportunities to gather and share food, wine and good company. A welcoming dinner on the big terrace was our first first such evening, complete with a few visiting artists from the surrounding area, but most important to us, a chance to get reaquainted and anticipate our exciting month ahead.

A week or so later, we gathered for a simple artist group/goodbye supper for Debbie, an event which grew and grew. It also became Chin Kong Yee's farewell evening (a photographer/painter from Maylasia) so we added chairs to our circle table to include Kong Yee and the director Catherine along with Cristophe (I'll call him the superintendent of the center, he had a solution for everything,) Addy (the yardman) and the sculptor, Nicolae. John, Ellie and Daffy were also invited so my little rice and sausage soup designed to supply easy meals through the coming week, expanded and grew to accomodate all. Of course, the offerings brought by our guests enhanced the dinner mightily... and the roaring fire and candles lent ambiance.

Karen, Annette, Ellie, Kong Yee, Robin...

The window sill buffet...






Full table...


John and Kong Yee







Scenes from the Easter Party in the Sculpture Shed:

Just getting started... it lasted into the next day... I didn't, but the party did!

Dozens of beautifully colored eggs Artfully arranged by Annette and Pat.


The grill begins with the burning of the art. Note the colored ends of the logs in foreground... they're from the art installation in the exhibition gallery.




Sculpting and glazing the hens...

Josep, Annette and Raya





Just step over the dog...

Cristophe, John and Pat





And there were many other gatherings and photo ops...

the Paint-L banners...

Josep shares a Cuban with Pat...





Table Talk with Raya, Robin, Pat and Ellie...

Pat and Catherine on the terrace...






Welcoming party on the terrace


People just sort of migrated to the patio one evening. That's Deef, or David Vanorbeek, in the center, a Flemish sculptor with studio on Cat'Art campus.


Cheryl enjoying patio party... this evening happened as we began thinking about our departure. Could be her thoughts are of how much we'll miss the camaraderie at Cat'Art.

3 comments:

Annette said...

Karen, this is a great group of people pictures and a lovely way to put them together. Shows we had a great time!
A

KJ said...

Glad it shows, 'cuz we sure DID have a good time!

Pat said...

I really love the way you've done this! You got some great shots and they do illustrate the place, time, and ambiance of the place and people!

Pat