Sunday, January 4, 2015

First Friday Art Show

Brenda Ferguson
First Friday Art Show
While Brenda was home in the north, down south on
January 2, 2014, 5-8 pm
at the Dathan Hunter Salon
4 Milk Street, Portland, Maine
this exhibition opened with 
hosts: Bren friends Heather Alvarez and Susan Blier

Inside there was a mix of oils and pastels and refreshments.

Brenda's former teacher colleague Alice Kuz,
with her purchases, and host Sue

The hair salon became an art salon.
There was an overflow of oil paintings
hiding the hair care products.

Daughter and Father in matching outfits
Marianne Ferguson and Brenda's brother-in-law Rob Ferguson

"My hat has horns." (And it's the year of the goat.)
Grandson of Carol and Jim behind with their son.

The Year of the Goat calendars were on sale,
along with some of the goats.

Linda, Sue and grandparent friends, Carol and Jim.

Brenda's gull friends were in attendance.

Former colleague Librarian Linda Vanags and Uldis Vanags shopping.
They brought home a beautiful feather painting 
with touches of gold leaf.
How did we know the spirit of Brenda up in Dixmont
was visiting here in Portland at the Salon? While we had
this photo taken the music playing in the gallery was
THIS (really).
We were all laughing. Art Gallery Music?
But you never know what
Bren music might be painting with,
she's always full of musical surprises.
Ms. Music Painter was here. Oh, Brenda.
It was a steady stream of people, and these are just some of them.
I spy Sue, Heather, Carol, Jim, Rob, Marianne, Bruce,
Linda, Uldis, Heather's friends, and more.

Finally it was time to go.

 But not before photographer Bruce McMillan snapped
one last shot of Brenda's fine art at the Salon while
Marianne, Linda, Rob and Uldis said their goodbyes.
"I'll have a trim and a painting." 
It was a successful evening of double digit paintings sales,
with Brenda stories, and stories, and stories, and laughter
and laughter, and laughter. Oh, Brenda, you touch people
in the best way, and as Maya Angelou said, "People will
never forget how you made them feel."

Many paintings are still available at the continuing show,
through January 2015 at least, and always online here.

Could Bruce leave without adding another original
Brenda Ferguson to his art collection? No way.
My 18th Brenda original is Gold Leafing
on this blog HERE.
I love the abstract quality and
the color combination.
Such a fine artist.

Photos and text and posting of this opening
for Bren is by her friend
Bruce McMillan,


martine paquet said...

Congratulation Brenda to have such a great exhibit and such great friends!

Unknown said...

It looks like a fabulous show. I hope there may be one planned for Bangor. Brenda is a sensitive, creative artist who should be celebrated. Great job.

Sheila said...

this is so awesome, Congratulations! Thanks so much for sharing this with us... what a fun night, and so many blessings.


Wendy Barrett said...

A wonderful exhibition with so many beautiful works! Congratulations!

Fay Terry said...

What a fabulous show this was! I am so happy to see all your beautiful paintings and all the friends and family who attended.