Trip and Laura Park joined us for a beautiful Thursday evening in Annapolis last week for the Gallery Opening of Trip’s Art. With front doors wide open, the bay breeze rolling through the store and acoustic music playing softly in the background by Miranda McDade the stage was set for a laid back evening with fellow creative spirits and friends. Rams Head provided their IPA and Bowl of Cherries Catering provided the artistically presented light fare. Here are some photos from the fun-filled evening:
▴ A beautiful evening set the stage at the Maine Cottage anchor store for Uptown Annapolis, MD.
▴ Trip and Laura Park stand in front of one of the gallery walls featuring Trip’s paintings.
▴ 16-year old Miranda McDade Lassiter entertained the crowd with her sultry voice and melodic guitar skills.
▴ A creative trio: Darby Lassiter, Art Director at Today Media; Amber Shriver, Digital Director at Maine Cottage; Lauren Russell, Chief Creative Officer at Maine Cottage.
▴ Architectural trifecta of Project Designers from Hammond Wilson Architects: Andrei Konsen, Marshall Harris and Andrew Fishback, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP.
▴ A portion of the Maine Cottage team: Cathy Newman, Store Manager: Cydnee Alvarez, Design Associate; Sarah Wright, Chief Operations Officer; Lauren Russell, Chief Creative Officer; Stephanie Esposito, Customer Service Manager; Lucy Mackinnon, Brand Ambassador.
▴ Rams Head IPA was enjoyed by all. Attending the event from Ram’s Head Group was Royal Bundy, Director of Marketing Rams Head Restaurants; Laura Price, Director of Marketing Rams Head On Stage; Erin McNaboe, Vice President Rams Head Group; Kris Stevens, Senior Booking Buyer Rams Head Promotions.
▴ Lucy Mackinnon, Brand Ambassador at Maine Cottage with Barb Duvall owner at Bowl of Cherries Catering.
▴ Bowl of Cherries Catering outdid themselves with these mini caprese sandwiches in pita bread.
▴ Lemon meringue in mini ice cream cones were a hit.
▴ Kristen Minogue, Science Writer/Media Relations Coordinator for the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, spoke about the research that would be supported by a portion of the evenings proceeds.
▴ Old friends Janet Bass Thomasson, owner at Smith and Thomasson Interiors and Laura Park catch up.
▴ Trip shared the story about what was behind his starting to paint in earnest…good old fashioned competition with his wife!
▴ Trip Park amused guests with stories about his advertising days in New York and Chicago.
▴ Trip Park sold the piece and “Wild Buoys” to Ron and Vicki Duncan.
▴ Sarah Wright, Chief Operations Officer and Lauren Russell, Chief Creative Officer in front of Trip’s painting “Buoys Will Be Buoys”.
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