Monday, March 24, 2014

Johnson City Area Arts Council Event

One of our favorite annual fundraisers to attend is the 4x4 sponsored by the Johnson City Area Arts Council.

The theme for this event was the 50th Anniversary of the British Invasion. (Do you remember when the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show? Yes, that was 50 years ago!)

The event was held at the beautiful Carnegie Hotel in Johnson City.

I was so happy to see my friend Lisa Nidiffer Rice whose campaign for Criminal Court Judge I am proud to be working on.

When you purchase a ticket for this event you receive a four inch by four inch masterpiece created by a local artist. (Thus the name 4x4.)  As you sign in for the evening and get your name tag on a ribbon, you also draw a number which corresponds to one of the masterpieces. If you would like to trade your masterpiece for another one, you are given a tiny battery powered light to attach to your tag which tells everyone you are willing to trade your masterpiece for theirs. It encourages many conversations!

In keeping with the 60's British Invasion theme for the evening, local music legends Lynda Laws and Jason Lloyd, also known as Ivy Road, performed music from that era.

My sweet friend Elanor Bacon Crouch planned and executed the theme and decorations for the event and Sharon Squibb is one of our talented local artists whose work can be seen to the left between Elanor and I.

I am wearing one of the jackets and the evening sandals I found at my recent Dillard's winter clearance haul. The jacket is a vivid green with hematite gray buttons. Since it is still rather cool in the evenings here, I wore a thin black V-neck tee under the jacket and my old faithful Chico's travelers pants. Wearing the tee with the sleeves pushed up for the event allowed me not to have carry or keep up with a wrap for the evening.

Thank you for joining me on this fun journey through midlife and beyond. 

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Canuck-Girl said...

What a beautiful outfit for a fun evening!

it"s me said...

So that color on you!

Patti said...

That is a gorgeous jacket, Susan, and the event looks/sounds like a big hit! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday. xo

Anonymous said...

You are glowing in that colour.

Donna said...

This has to be one of my favourite outfits on you! The color and cut of the jacket is just stunning.

Katherines Corner said...

what a wonderful event. You look gorgeous as always. Love the emerald green. Hugs

Unknown said...

I love the colour and the style of the jacket on you. You look so elegant as always. Did you fold up the sleeves or are they 3/4 length?
What 4x4 did you get? Is it an artist we should look out for?
Have a great week.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

This green is stunning on your Susan! Such a nice piece! Thanks for joining me on my post yesterday!

Susan said...

Thank you for the comments Lynne Logan. The sleeves of this jacket are 3/4 length. Our piece of art is the swan water color I am holding in one of the pictures.

meriusa said...

Very nice art event for raising funds. Thank you for the presentation of it. Incredibly, so many years past since Beatles invasion.
Luminous jacket ,gorgeous earrings ,sandals ! Very chick with the glass of wine in the hand!