The Legacy of Leonardo exhibit @ The Da Vinci Art Alliance.
Induction of honorary Board Member, Matt Lyons, to the Da Vinci Art Alliance – that’s Brenda, his gorgeous wife swelled with pride in the back, the tireless efforts of the couple have enabled the success of many, many artists – DoN included. As a partner in the Smile Gallery with the Da Vinci Art Alliance there has been an ongoing exhibit of contemporary regional artists in the large gallery space on 22nd Street, a lovely neighborhood inhabited by some of Philly’s finest artists. Without the support of business people, artist’s groups would implode; the steady hand and open ear of people like Matt, creativity and community can be realized in a beautiful, sustainable way.
Induction of Thomas Wall as honorary Board Member of the Da Vinci Art Alliance – Wall’s generosity helps ensure the continuation of this vital artist collective.
Ernesto E. Ibasco, Jr. on guitar.
The fund-raising event was really cool – great food (OMG – Lilliana’s chicken salad! & canolli’s!), fun and affordable silent auctions and live music. When Dr. Deb Miller introduced the honorees her speech is very lucid and clear concerning the accomplishments of the people she’s talking about but she makes DoN, as a listener, feel like he’s participating in something important, real and intellectually stimulating. Instead of hurrying things along, Dr. Deb offers quotes, quips and kudos so that all get their due moment in the spotlight. With some exciting new projects and shows on the horizon, the venerable society is sure to continue exciting the senses with art.