|Mary and her musician, Mike Wolk|
The Charleston Artists Guild Gallery's Reception for their Featured Artist , Mary Stuart Hay was a huge success last night both financially and socially. The gallery was hopping with art lovers from the moment the doors opened.
|Mr Hay with guests|
I always used to scoff at my mother's insistence that the accordion should be my instrument of choice. Well guess what we had for entertainment at the CAG Friday Art Walk Reception last night? That's right, an accordionist belting out European cafe music. I am no longer scoffing. The guy was more popular than the pied piper. I kid you not.. he had them singing "Amore" at the top of their lungs.
Friday was also the opening night of the Wine and food festival, and the streets of Charleston were filled with tourists milling from one part of town to another.
Whenever our gallery got a little empty, the musician would walk outside and stand on the street playing; then he'd come back in followed by throngs of people.
I don't know who was the bigger success -- the featured artist Mary Stuart Hay, or her wandering minstrel. It was a lot of fun.