Thought it might be interesting to post a photo of McPherson Opera House where The Gallery at VAAM is located. The Gallery occupies the lower right hand storefront of this fine old building. You can read more about the building's history here:
In other news, I'm looking toward getting ready for a Visual Arts Alliance of McPherson fundraiser, Artful Taste of Autumn, which is such a great evening. Held at the rural home of a VAAM member, this annual event features the work of various artists for show and sale, plus an opportunity to taste different wines paired with delicious tapas made by one of the hosts, chef John Hershberger. He and his wife, Chris Petrucci Hershberger, have turned their old farmstead into a bit of Tuscany right in the middle of the prairie, making it a delightful venue for this thoroughly enjoyable evening. Last year's event was absolutely great, the weather was perfect, ambiance was lovely, and the participants were such fun. That's coming up on October 13; I'll take some photos to post. I plan to feature my handmade jewelry at the event since it's very portable and people really seem to like it. Which means, of course, that I have to get on the ball and make more pieces since I was kinda depleted after the last fundraiser, Art in the Garden. Which also means I'll have to make some room on my crowded studio work surfaces. Like Rosanne Rosannadanna said, it's always something.