Friday, May 25, 2012

Fun Night Out with Linda Rovolis

On May 11, 55 people came out to celebrate Linda Rovolis and her one-person show at the Whole Foods Market cafe in Wellington. 55 people! This is our fourth artist reception, and each one is just as good as the last.

Linda has had her art on display there since March 1. She paints in acrylic, and her paintings show off the beautiful nature scenes she sees around her home in Royal Palm Beach. This painting is a unique shape, 48" high but only 12" wide. It's perfect for it's subject, a mother sandhill crane and her baby. It is titled "O Baby!" You can see how nice her paintings look next to the orchids that adorn  the windowsills in the cafe.

Linda brought with her some mini works of art that she sold that evening. This photo doesn't show all of them, because they sold quickly. She also brought some of her painted purses. Please check them out on her website. They are simply beautiful.

You get a small glimpse of Linda's newest painting on the left there. It is called "Sisterhood." It is acrylic as well, but what is unique about this one is it is painted solely with a palette knife, no brushes. Linda loves painting this way. She occasionally does plein air painting, and when she does, she says she likes to use the palette knife because then you're not worrying about a lot of brushes and water when outside. Here's a better photo of "Sisterhood" with Linda and her good friend Adrianne Hetherington.

For our artist receptions, Whole Foods provides wine and cheese and other snacks. We were surprised when this time they opened up their adjacent cooking classroom, and offered a variety of hot appetizers. It's nice that we can spread out in this other room, since we always get such a good turnout for these events. We enjoyed goat cheese-stuffed figs that were bacon-wrapped, fried kale, and fresh roasted tomato bruschetta. Here is Sherri Mraz from Whole Foods preparing our delicious food.

Whole Foods also provides a musician, which is so nice for this kind of event.

Suzanne Redmond, our current President, had the pleasure of speaking about Linda. Afterwards, Linda generously gave away one of her small paintings as a raffle item, and Whole Foods gave away a nice Mother's Day bouquet.

Coincidentally, Jean Talbott won the small painting, and she will be our next Whole Foods artist! We look forward to seeing Jean's beautiful paintings when they are hung on June 1.

The artist reception is always on a Friday night, from 6:30 - 8:00. It's a nice evening, and it's a chance for the artist to invite her family and friends to see her art. Here are a few  shots from the evening.

Suzanne Redmond brought her husband George and her daughter Jenna.

Suzanne Redmond, Deborah Baker, Linda Rovolis, Tony Baker, Geoff Wilson, and Jean Talbott.

Leslie Pfeiffer, Don Morlock, Linda Rovolis, Randy Pfeiffer, and Kathy Morlock are standing before Linda's painting "Mr. Blue."

Linda Rovolis and Jo-Ann Wolf.

Caroline Guarin and Mikki Vicoli.

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