On Friday night, Them Days hosted the opening of Game On, an exhibit featuring Labrador Winter Games athlete portraits by John Gaudi. We had a really great turnout–I’ve never seen this office so full of people!–and a good time was had by all. It was a great relief to have it all done, as it had been in the works for a number of months, and in the couple of days leading up to it, John and I put a lot of work into hanging the pictures just so and preparing for the party. You can only imagine how happy I was to have all these people show up! Read the promo I did on OKâlaKatiget Society, and listen to John’s interview on CBC.
The unfortunate thing about being the host, however, is that you don’t get a chance to take photos during the event because you’re so busy making sure everybody’s doing well and chit-chatting with the guests that time flies by. Same thing happens at Culture Days events, so I always try to designate a photographer. Oops, didn’t do that this time! So all the photos are from when the crowd started to thin and I had a spare moment to take out my camera.
All the coolest people in Goose Bay were there.
She’s so spunky, hey? All ready to party at an art show.
Ilana and Jon (director of the Labrador Winter Games)
Susan looking at the photographs
By the way, that cheese in the above photo? AMAZING. We picked out some really great cheeses, if I do say so myself.
John and Mavis
Morgon and Bea (she’s getting so big!). My favourite little guest here was also a big fan of the cheese and crackers.
Everyone I talked with had nothing but good to say and they all liked the portraits. A number of people said they hadn’t been to an event like that around here, and they were glad to go to something different. I really liked hearing that, because that’s what we were trying to do. We even had a DJ!
Me and John (I was the art director and John was the photographer!)
A gallery featuring some of the shots in the show (along with some others, just for variety) is available for viewing on the CBC website. You can also come by the Them Days office to see the exhibit; it’ll be up for a few months yet!
Thank you to everyone who came out! It was so much fun.
Filed under Aimee, Events, fun