The Pharmacy gallery’s 9th reception: “Flight”
June 8, 2014 by Job Conger
The name of this event was “Flight.”
This picture of Don George’s restored North American B-25 has no connection to The Pharmacy’s reception, but it IS an airplane in flight, just for the record.
I don’t know how the title was chosen, I changed my Facebook profile picture from the one which appears on my “Balladeer for Rent” card. to a picture of me spending five minutes in the cockpit of the Museum of Flight’s fantastic P-38, taken 10 years ago at Springfield Air Rendezvous.
And I vowed to wear the custom-painted leather flight jacket given to me by the president of the American Aviation Historical Society following my visit to their annual meeting in Los Angeles last February . . . even if it was 100 degrees in the shade here in Springfield on June 7th.
The weather was almost perfect for wearing a flight jacket to a gallery reception, and it was nice to see friends from the arts community supporting this event, among them, Amanda Bryan, Bob Croteau, Delinda Chapman, Bill Crook and Wendy Allen, Mark Russillo and Thea Chesley and the one, the only Amy Henske.
The rest of this post is in photo captions. Pictures are thumbnailed for faster loading. Click on any for a larger view and “back” to return to the post.
Pharmacy Gallery artist James T. Elliot is also the best bar keeper Ted Danson, and almost as good looking.
This bartender is better looking than Ted Danson OR James T. Elliot, but she worked to bar only briefly while James (I think) sold one of his paintings.
Before the crowds rolled in this young lady and her dad enjoyed looking at a book together.
Across the room, on one of two nicely arranged two-seat leather-upholstered chairs, a loving mom chatted with her two sprouts.
Admiring an incredible fabric creation by Wendy Allen.
Inspired by Indian (as in Far Eastern) culture, Wendy’s creation must be seen to be fully appreciated.
Wendy poses with two wonderful creations, one in fabric and one (her grand daughter) in flesh.
This painting is by Diane Schleyhahn. For more information, see next picture.
This photo has been slightly retouched.
Keeley Mills’ proud mom attended, representing her talented daughter. Keeley was away attending a bachelorette party with the girls.
Here’s one of Keeley’s most interesting creations. Picture of slightly retouched information card . . .
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three distinguished woman: left is Delinda Chapman, abstract painter extraordinaire, center is Wendy Allen, whose creation was featured earlier here. Third is a very pleasant (looking) stranger who watched me taking this picture and unconsciously (I think) posed for the occasion. I wish I had met her.
The first picture of Delinda and Wendy was taken when they didn’t realize I was taking it. They were clearly in “girl talk mode” when I took the first. Then we decided they could pose for a more “civilized” picture. BOTH work for me. How about you?
One of my FAVE creations by bartender extraordinaire/artist James T. Elliottttttt (The extra “t’s” are to compensate for not including the requisite number in the rest of this post.)
info card for the fab melti mudia creation by James T. Elliott
tasteful bouquet on a table featuring Felicia Olin’s postcards and in the background a fine glimpse of what I believe to be an abstract creation by Adam G. Perschbacher. I know enough of this major local talent to believe this may NOT be abstract to Adam’s brain. It may be fully representational, of what I will knever know.
better view of Adam’s fine creation and Mother Nature’s fine creation in the foreground
ending on a “flight” note, this picture of an Illinois National Guard Beech C-12 was taken Saturday morning at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. I could be wrong, but I think the only airport with a looooooonger name is located in Wales. 😉
KUDOS and THANKS to the artist members of The Pharmacy, Pasfield at South Grand, Springfield, Illinois for an OUTSTANDING 9th reception at which I tot’ly had a good-good time. Thanks for reading . . . I mean thanks for reading the words here AND thanks for reading at ALL!
Live long . . . . . . . . and proper.