Becki Trachsel-Hesedahl - 2013 Artists in Action President

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Last night's "Art Speaks: Are You Listening?" reception and kickoff was a HUGE success. We are guessing at least 200 people came to the reception.

I want to personally thank Roger Yost for providing the space for the event! I also want to thank Suzi Bicknell of Go Downtown and Maitland for being the catalyst for this event and working with AiA Board Member Marilyn Krug to make this event happen.

Also on my list to thank for their help with the reception is Randy Flook who provided the wonderful music and Jon from the Wild Pear for providing a wonderful assortment of food and drink.

I want to thank AiA members Marilyn Krug, Mitch Clason, Lorraine Dye and Joel Zak for the MANY hours of VERY HARD work to put the "Art Speaks: Are You Listening?" event all together AND for their continued support in helping provide access to the general public through May 8, 2010.

These folks came together to not only do all the hard work of taking art in on Saturday April 3rd but they also did all the work associated with "staging" the art and producing a very professional exhibit. I was very impress with how the upper level turn out and how may people at the reception "found" their way upstairs to enjoy both the art and to discuss the art with the artists and other folks attending the reception.

Special "THANKS" to Diane Trevett for updating the AiA "sandwich" boards!

I want to thank ALL the AiA members that are participating in "Art Speaks: Are You Listening?" exhibit. I think there are about 140 pieces of art being displayed! You all deserve a huge thanks from the community for your efforts. Several times I overheard "visitors" stating how professional the art was and how well it was presented.

Thank you again, one and all for making AiA the best artist group I can imagine. I am very proud to be a member of AiA and look forward to many more outstanding AiA events in 2010.

Additional photos from the Art Speaks Reception are HERE.

Phil Krug
President AiA 2010


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  2. Great event Phil, congrats. Dan Zeit Oregon Peaceworks

  3. The opening was very nice! It's a very nice place to show our artwork. So glad it all came together so well.