Art Show 2009 – Talent Rampant
of the Grove’s (CWOG) 14th Annual Breast Cancer Fund Raiser - Another Success …see below)
By Sherri Rase
“You Oughta Be In
Pictures” was the theme for this year’s Art Show, the annual outing for artists
from Cherry Grove and beyond. Many
media were represented from pottery to petit point to photographs and more. 19
artists contributed: Andrew Resto, Marilyn Jaeckel, Wlwanor Eick, Cathy
Eckdahl, Lu Strain, Lynnn Schumacher (yes, there are 3 "n"'s),
Patrick Fratellone, Noreen Pillitteri, Larry Crawford, Tom Starace, Jeff
Greenberg, Louis Nelson John Mansueto Lorraine Michels, Michael Fitzgerald, David Blaustein,
Circe Hamilton, Warren Boyd Wexler
Here’s a sample:
Pouring champagne for the Member’s Reception are Event
co-Chair Frank and Board Member Donald – handsome devils, no?
CeeJay and Event co-Chair Michael keep track of
sales on behalf of the artists.
Anita, Sharon and Carl – oh my!
Artist Cathy Eckdahl features with a small sample
of her work.
Dennis McConkey exhibits his most recent in his
Beach Paintings series.
Tom Starace and Jeff Greenberg share art and life.
Queen Urban ably displays her art as well –
who is that on her head-dress? And
is she one of the lost Housewives of Long Island?
A closer look at Queen Urban’s tiara reveals why
“She’s Hearing Voices” – her tableau includes Queens Margo, Coco and Lola
with partner James as well as Urban herself and partner Jack. Wowza – she’s got it all!
Louis Nelson’s painting of “Storm Brewing” took the
President’s Award and Circe Hamilton won the Queen’s Choice for her nude self
portrait taken on-island near the Sunken Forest. Always an event to remember, the Art Show will be back next
of the Grove’s (CWOG) 14th Annual Breast Cancer Fund Raiser - Another Success
By Sherri Rase
Saturday, August 1 dawned
clear and blue and with as little humidity as a late summer day could hope to
achieve. Diane Romano and Patricia
Goff were the gracious hosts of the Concerned Women of the Grove’s (CWOG) 14th Annual Breast Cancer Fund Raiser.
Food, beer, wine and
water flowed and good will abounded as the fund raiser drew habitués and
supporters from New York State and beyond.
Follow the pink ribbons to find the
treasure (of friends).
Warm greeters at the entrance!
Experienced volunteers like CeeJay Rosen at the Silent Auction…
Beautiful art abounded in the Silent Auction,
donated by local artists and artisans.
welcomed us to their home, Heaven ‘n’ Earth, for an
afternoon of merriment, sober reflection and gala remembrance.
Gilda’s Club CEO Lily Safani discusses services provided to support cancer victims and their loved ones.
Dr. Allen Meek of Stonybrook University discusses recent technology updates in treatment.
Silent Auction finds include wine, collectibles,
jewelry, fine art and photographs, restaurants, and theatre and concert
Donna Pirhana performs
Empress Demi Tasse…
The incomparable Bella...
…while Homecoming Queen Urban Sprawl shares a
personal story on how breast cancer affects everyone.
It takes an army of volunteers to make this amazing
event happen…we couldn’t get them all in the picture!
Until there’s a cure,
there will be the Concerned Women of the Grove – helping to fund research
and celebrate life. Be sure to say
hello and thank you next time you’re in the Grove!