July 9th, 2008

We are off to a fantastic start. With five weeks and counting, Gallery MAR celebrated our Grand Opening this Independence Day weekend. Local artist demonstrators Rob Colvin and Shirley McKay shared their artistic prowess with our guests, and McKay even allowed a young fan to add her own brush stroke to a painting!

We watched the parade from inside the gallery (great view!) and gave away more popsicles than I can count. Thank you to all of the collectors and friends who visited over the weekend and entered to win the Sharon Jackman original ceramic sculptor. Lucky Parkite Martha Ellison, who told us she has never won a thing, went home with the sculpture. Congratulation, Martha!

Thank you to Greg Marshall of the Park Record and to Shawn Rossiter of 15Bytes for their coverage of our events and opening.