BNA THROWS ITSELF A SWELLEGANT PARTY
BYWATER NEWS CULTURAL REPORTER
of conversational groups, cooled air, gallery surroundings, erudites,
finger foods, desserts, cold beverages and wines: the ambiance
was one of cocktail party sophistication but it was us. the Bywater
Hood and friends. The new home of The New Orleans Conservation
Guild, once a large, barren warehouse, provided the backdrop for
our annual Summer Social. By all accounts, the event was a smashing
success, and the turnout was exceptional.
There was President Paul Cramer greeting neighbors at the door,
"Gerry" Roth in his black leather cowboy hat, David
Peltier smiling genially, Anthony Eschmann pouring wine, Ceres
Sevin giving out door prize tickets. John Andrews and his handsome
son, our beloved Sister Joyce, our dynamic hostess Biake Vender
Haar, president of the Conservation Guild, and Ed Reams, straight
from Channel 6 (and the only one wearing a tie).
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ART DYNASTY EXPANDS
Blake Vonder Haar is expanding what is turning into
a small Bywater an dynasty with the most recent addition to the
Bywater Art Market and the New Orleans Conservation Guild, New Orleans
The shop recently opened at 3620 Royal St. in the same building
as the Conservation Guild. A Grand Opening will be held today from
3 to 6 p.m. with an evening reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
Long a resource center for quality art conservation and the monthly
art market, Vonder Haar has now opened an art supply store which
features high quality professional grade materials and supplies
aimed at the working artist.
Vonder Haar says the majority of product lines arc not currently
available anywhere in the region. Products like Williamsburg Oil
Paints and hand made Mount Vision Pastels, Golden Acrylics, DaVinci
brushes and more will now be available to local artists. They will
also carry full lines of mosaic, ceramic and glass blowing supplies
There will be bi-monthly workshops on materials and techniques,
and the store will be staffed only by trained, professional artists.
For more information call the store at 949-1525 or visit http://www.noartsupply.com.