What a fun night we had! I was invited, along with two other artists, to partcipate in the Carnegie Museum of Art's Bastille Day pre-party fundraiser. The evening included French food, champagne, music and ballerinas from the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. The event took place at Galerie Werner in the wonderful surroundings of the Mansions on Fifth, a boutique hotel in Shadyside, Pa. The ballerinas were dressed in degas-type outfits and re-created some of the famous poses from Degas' paintings.
We will be donating one of our sketches to the official Bastille Day fundraiser at the Carnegie on July 17 to benefit the art museum.
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Sketching from a live model during the event
Artists Claire Hardy, Jeannie McGuire and Peggi Habets with their sketches
The artists with the owners of the Mansions, MaryDel Brady and Richard Pearson
A finished sketch