Friday, May 6, 2011

A delightful opening in the city of art

Last night was the opening of the group show I'm in at
the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery.  What a wonderful
time I had talking to the artists, fascinating guests and
the Director Ruthie Tucker and her husband Ambassador
Dr. Alton Louis Amsterdam III.
The conversation continues
Left to right: Listening across oceans; Late night
in Norway; and The best news right here
This is my series based on Skype images taken of
conversations with my friend the artist Henriette Sonne
in Norway. 

I didn't take nearly as many pictures as I would have
liked to because I was having such a great time and met
so many engaging people that the time sped by, and I
was lucky I got a shot of my work and a picture of me
with the Director Ruthie Tucker.
  
 
 Me at the gala opening with
the fabulous Ruthie Tucker

The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery openings are super.  
Champagne is served, there are fantastic treats, and at the end of
the evening we all sang Happy Birthday and had
birthday cake in honour of a close friend of the owner's family.

Have a getting-out-to-a-gala-opening day

14 comments:

Pam Holnback said...

Wow! Looks incredible!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Pam,

It is incredible. So fun. I visited again today and we had a great time.

XOBarbara

Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara,
Congratulations on your New York show. The paintings are fabulous.

Love,
Josephine

Nicki said...

Oooooh, what a wonderful post. I am so excited for you... you look so happy at your opening with those gorgeous paintings in the background and your uber cool necklace!!! Wish I could see it all in person.

Way to go!!!

Big hugs,
Nicki

Barbara M. said...

Hi Josephine,

Thanks so much. I do wish you could be here. It is remarkable in every way possible.

Love Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Nicki,

One day we'll show here together. I can't wait. Your daily paintings are beautiful and inspiring. You can be very proud.

XOBarbara

laura said...

Congratulations, Barbara--your painting is stunning, as are you!

painterchum said...

Sounds wonderful Barbara! You look really beautiful in the picture. So happy. I love Ruthies hat and your necklace too. Glad you had an amazing time.

Liza said...

Your paintings are absolutly fab, Barbara! And
you look beautiful as ever! I am happy for you.
Bisou, Liza

Linny D. Vine said...

It looks like FUN!!And your paintings are beautiful there,too, Barbara!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laura,

I thought I'd said thank you so much, but what with Blogger down, and the confusion around that I don't remember. Thank you so much. The show is wonderful and I had an amazing time in New York. We both miss it so much, but I love Toronto too.

XOBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Sally,
I don't know if my response to you got lost in Blogger heaven, but thank you so much. It was an amazing night. The people were so much fun, and I was delighted with the way my work looked on the wall. Our whole time in New York was just fantastic.

XOBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Liza,

Thank you so much. I love your paintings as you know. Thanks for the compliment. I don't know how I looked at all reasonable as I arrived in New York with a hellish cold, but it was gone quickly, I was very lucky.

xoxoxoxoxoxBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Linny,

This was such fun. It would have been great to see you there and toast you with a glass of champagne.

XOBarbara

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I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!