This past spring I had the honor and pleasure of photographing a luncheon to honor the incredibly talented, nationally acclaimed artist, Yvonne Porcella. Her works were on display from mid-January to mid-March. She has created beautiful textiles that have been collected by the likes of the Smithsonian, de Young Museum of Art and the LACMA just to name a few.
At the close of her show, she was celebrated for her contributions to the art world over the past few decades and it was a packed house. The president of board for the Carnegie, Patti O'Donnell, was the host for the afternoon and a running slideshow of Yvonne's most popular works was running on repeat throughout the luncheon.
Guests were invited to view the annual Spring Juried Art Show in the gallery after lunch and I mingled with my camera, capturing all in attendance.
I do a lot of work with the Carnegie Arts Center and I'm so proud to be a part of such a wonderful art community here in my town!
Yvonne with the Executive Curator and Director (and dear friend) Rebecca Phillips Abbott