Friday, December 5, 2008

A night of ART and Hors d' oeuvres

Tuesday evening we attended an art show. It wasn't just any art show, Elizabeth had two pieces in this show. This is Elizabeth's second year with Agape Art Academy. The show was hosted by Raymond James & Associates, in downtown Chattanooga. This company host local artist each year called "Art In The Workplace", the pictures are on display for 6 months. Agape Art Academy is the only group of students ever featured in this show. It was an unbelievable event, one that we weren't prepared for. This event is by invitation only, they had a huge buffet of Hors d' oeuvers, Christmas music preformed live, and spirits...we passed on the spirits we don't drink. I know Elizabeth felt a tremendous honor to have her art displayed in this way.

Elizabeth is standing next to her angelfish, in the center. This was one of the first pieces she ever did...last year.

Elizabeth named this picture "Angel of Grace".

This is what Elizabeth's teacher placed on the card under the Angelfish. I don't think I mentioned that these pictures are for sale. They host this reception/showing in December in hopes people will purchase one for a Christmas gift.

This is Elizabeth with her art teacher Karen Barton. Ms. Barton is a wonderful teacher and so full of wisdom...not just with art but also in her love for the Lord. Elizabeth hopes to continue to be trained by Ms. Barton for a few more years.

This brings us to Elizabeth's other piece, her zebra. The name of this picture is "Here's Looking at You". When Elizabeth drew the zebra she continued to find fault in it...none that I could see.

It has amazed me how Elizabeth can visualize something and put it to paper.

Here Elizabeth is showing her zebra to Aunt Karen and Uncle Bill, Grandma Charlotte is walking up from behind. Elizabeth had invited Karen and Bill but knew that her show was on a Tuesday and she didn't think they could make it. They live in Murfreesboro 2 1/2 hours away. So when Arthur looked in the doorway and said "there's Bill" I said "Bill who"? Elizabeth was standing next to me and was in shock. All she could say was "mom I think I'm going to cry". Elizabeth was thrilled they came.

Nonnie (great-grandmother) was so excited to see Elizabeth's art work hanging in a show.

Here is my mom Elizabeth's Grammy...walker and all she wouldn't have missed it.
My brother David and his girlfriend Denise also attended, not sure how they escaped the picture taking. I know Elizabeth was happy to have so much support from her family. We were sad all her siblings couldn't attend. We had to leave the house by 4:30 PM to get there, which meant the store was still open. Amanda and Madison watched the store, and Rebekah stayed with the little boys. If, Elizabeth has an opportunity again for a show like this, the store will be closing early so we all can attend.

Elizabeth was ask many different questions from various people about her art, this was a great experience for her.
The show closed at 7:00 PM, and we were the last ones to leave. You know how I say we are always late, not this time. We took Grandma Charlotte, Nonnie, and Grammy with us, so we set out early to make sure we were on time. Elizabeth was the first artist their. I'm thinking since she likes to be on time she'll be inviting people to ride with us more often in hopes we'll be early. So, we opened the show and closed it :) On the way home we stopped for some dinner, it was a wonderful evening!
Thank you Amanda, Rebekah, and Madison for all your hard work at the store and home that night. Next time we'll all go!


Mommy to those Special Ks said...

WOW she is very talented! Good job Elizabeth!

Lyndi said...

Great job! It was so nice so many people from the family could go and support her!!

Dee Dee said...

Way to go Elizabeth!!! Her pictures are amazing!

Mrs. Tara said...

I need that number- don't want someone else to get my zebra!

sherri said...

All i can say is wow! She's so talented. Add to that such great support. :)
I have a friend who just went to art school, her husband uprooted and they went halfway across the country to fulfill her dream for 4 years! I'll have to show her your blog.

mike said...

Wow, tell Elizabeth that is some awesome and amazing work...I know you guys are so proud of her. There is no telling where her talent can take her, Dream big!


ps. I miss you guys!

Beth said...

WOW!!! Those are great!

The Pauls' said...

Those are beautiful Elizabeth! Great job.

JennyH said...

That is so cool! Congrats!!

Christine @ Live to Learn said...

I remembered that you blogged about this when I first started reading your blog. I'm so glad I remembered because I showed Austin these photos tonight and showed him how awesome her artwork was. Have fun on your trip. :)