My brother, Craig, and I reluctantly attended the Orly Art Exhibit Silent Auction and Cocktail Party at the Millennium Gate Museum Friday night as my Gardenia photo was one of the pieces up for auction. I say ‘reluctantly’ because we each border on being pathologically shy, we’re generally not fond of ‘dressing up,’ and we knew essentially no one. To our utter surprise and delight, however, we found ourselves having an awesome time right from the get go.
The museum is stunning…a nicely curated tribute primarily to the history and people of Georgia. The Orly Auction & Cocktail Party were held under a large tent on the Oval Lawn in front of the Commons pond (I think those names are correct). The weather was balmy, and the city lights shown brilliantly in the background.
Here’s the information and photo of my piece. It auctioned for less than I might have hoped but more than I had expected, so Craig and I were quite content.
We send our appreciation and congratulations to Katherine Bell McClure who presented this event in a chic and graceful manner. Thanks for everything, Katherine…finding us on Etsy, inviting us to be a part of this exquisite event, picking up my photo at the library, and last but not least, putting those gardenias from your yard on our table. Thank you also to Jane Kimbrell who hung in there and purchased our piece. We so appreciate it.
Before we left Craig & I toured the museum and came upon a fabulous find…a circa 1930 Corona typewriter in the office of historical figure, Thomas K. Glenn. I thought of Ernest Hemingway pecking away on his own Corona that traveled with him just about everywhere and wondered if his might not have been very similar to this.
Many thanks to Craig who is always there for me. You were the perfect date. I had such a great time, and I know you did too. Such fun!