Last Friday the League participated in a La Grange Ladies' night out program. We had raffles every half hour, champagne, delectable sweets, Jacque France doing an oil painting, Sarah Rehmer taking pictures of friends, another raffle for a free class of the winner's choice. The walls were covered with paintings and the glass counters filled with original jewelry. The turnout was gratifying. groups popped in and after finding a glass and tasting the sweets, found themselves enjoying the works on the walls and examining the jewelry. I overheard a few heated discussions among friends as they discussed their likes and dislikes.
We sold some paintings (a few were by Ratindra Das) and quite a lot of jewelry. We also introduced the League to people who had never before entered the studio. We answered questions regarding our classes and were found by people wanting to expand their art experience.
Upstairs, Carmelo Schifano was giving the first in his series of classes on Watercolor the Terry Madden Way. I wandered up to watch and found a few of the guests peeking in to see what was going on. It was a great way to introduce new people to our actvities.