April 9th, 2016 our local Abbotsford Arts Council put on our community’s 12th Arty Award event. An event well worth attending; in fact in my opinion, one of Abbotsford’s finest events.
Culinary catered food, fun, quality entertainment and awesome, stone hand crafted awards, made for a night to remember.
We were introduced to some of our community’s finest, most talented artists – dance, theater, literary, visual, music, culinary, photography … every category of the arts was represented.
Yes, I got nominated… for the “Outstanding Literary Artist.”
And I won!! I’m still feeling the thrill of it as I write this. Just had to get that out there. It was pretty exciting. Thank you – everyone who put so much into this outstanding evening.
This year’s theme was the 80’s.
It took me several weeks to come up with something appropriate. I searched online for the 80’s style… as I was having trouble remembering – the 80’s were 30 years ago. Apparently I was not very fashion conscious at the time. But the research took care of that. I remembered a dress I’d sewn many years ago that fit a description of the 80’s formal wear.
Puffed sleeves, shoulder pads, velvet, scalloped neckline. This dress has it all!
I dug into my closet, opened the garment bag… I put it on… it fit!
I was set.
I took a look at my handiwork from so many years ago – “Not a bad job”
… I complemented myself.
The artist, Robert Syrenne, owner of RS Arts in Mission, hand-created the beautiful stone art pieces awarded for this year’s Arty Awards.
I am thrilled with mine!!
Thank you Abbotsford Arts Council / Kariton Art Gallery & Boutique for putting on this event and recognizing our community’s many talented artists. It gets better every year.
And thank you, Charles Wiebe and Associates, for sponsoring the Literary Award.
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