Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Dinner at Eight Artists Dinner

At each festival  Jamie and I schedule an Artists' Dinner during the event if there is a Dinner At Eight exhibition hanging.  It is a way of celebrating the group and it is an opportunity for all of us to become acquainted (or better acquainted!).  The Houston event was moved to a new restaurant since our beloved Spencer's is closed.  Despite the noisy environment a good time was had by all.  Here are a few photographs of the evening.  Enjoy!

We dined at the Grove, which is in the park across the street from the convention center and the Hilton Americas.  Book signing is taking place here.  They originally told us that we could have one long table, but in the end divided us into two tables.  The restaurant was very dark.  Next year, a new location.  We had a great time in spite of the pitfalls.

Leslie Tucker Jenison, Rachel Parris, Lyric Kinard, Susan Brubaker Knapp, Sarah Ann Smith, Susan Fletcher King, Diane Doran

Leslie and me
Table two, me, Lisa Ellis (Art Call), Jeannie Palmer Moore, and her sister, Jan, Susie Monday, Judy Coates Perez and her daughter, Indigo

Note for next year: a restaurant with more light and one table.  Take group pictures.
Okay, the above pics were Jamie's, and following ones are mine.  Several of us passed our cameras around the table and asked others to use it to take photos and I am SO thankful I did this!  I cannot take credit for some of the following pics but I am very happy someone did!
Cheryl Sleboda laughs while Rachel considers what to write in the book.
Cheryl is our cover girl for this exhibition catalog!

Frances Holliday Alford, Jamie (background), Rachel Parris, Cheryl Sleboda.

Jamie and Leslie

Susan Brubaker Knapp & Lyric Kinard (with Sarah Ann Smith in the background)
Lyric looks like an imp, doesn't she?

Diane Doran, Leslie, Susan Brubaker Knapp, and Lyric Kinard.
Clearly, we were posting for someone else's camera!

Indigo Perez is finally IN a photo rather than behind the camera!

As always, Jamie and I cherish these evenings with the artists who are part of the Dinner At Eight exhibition.  We are honored and humbled to share the experience of making and showing art, and then having fun at dinner!


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