Saturday night we had the opportunity to head over to the Ian Russell Gallery of Fine Art. It was a special evening; the grand opening of Ian's new (and larger) square which will also house Rich Charpentier's photography and printing business.
It was a great time, with an unbelievable turnout, and more than a few familiar folks. Of course Rich was there, along with his right-hand lady Sadira, both looking fantastic. They were both a whirlwind of meeting/greeting/conversing with just about everybody there:
Megan was there, showing off the jewelry that she has in the gallery. For those not in-the-know, Megan is also the barrister at Cuppers coffee house whom I have the supreme pleasure of talking to near-daily. Here are her and DaNece showing off their thuggish side:
Dagny and her hubbie Gary were there, and we got to have a nice long chat about photography and photoshop. I saw a few faces from the photowalk there as well, including Josh and Lars. I even got to catch up with an old Best Buy co-worker.
The art all around the gallery was very impressive, I even walked away with a purchase in hand! Rich has a whole wall of photos that sits right at the Goodwin street window. Lookin good:
All in all it was a great time, and I was glad to see Rich and Ian's new venture. I'm sure it will be a success story, and can't wait to get some prints done once Rich's printers are up and running. Congrats Rich!
EDIT* Hey look; IT'S US!