Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What A Swell Party It Was

The Exhibition opening night was cold. Tania picked me up, we scurried to the car & drove out to Sumner, the seaside suburb where the Gallery holding Tony's exhibition is.

We knew it would be warm inside L'Estrange Gallery. Tony's exhibitions are never short of attendee's & true to expectations it was thronging with people inside.

There was Tin Man in the front window & as you entered there was a slide show playing of him onto the wall above the area set up as a bar. We grabbed a drink each & started to slowly work our way around all the walls.

A bowl full of Orange Jelly Beans, quietly sitting next to a nicely presented platter of crackers & cheese caught my attention. How could it not, & how wonderfully original of Tony to come up with orange Jelly Beans amidst all of the lovely nibbles being served.

I thoroughly enjoyed looking at all of Tin Mans new adventures, marvelling at the fact that the paintings are now numbered in the mid 300's (& Tony has long since given up on the use of Roman numerals!).

It was great to see the red sold stickers going up during the time we were there - i always feel grateful for the artist, in knowing that their efforts are appreciated.

There were many of Tin Man's adventures that I would love to own - "Leap of Faith", "Wax Attack", "Wok the.... " - if you want to see the quirky side of my humour & the antics that Tin Man gets up to just have a look here on Tony's Website , ( and, Ang be sure to look through all three new galleries!)

In the meantime here are a couple of images from the night


A Ginger Artist

Tania & a Bigger, Stronger, Oranger dude.

2 comments:

angelinabeadalina said...

Aw,man, how did you know I was supposed to be working hard this morning, instead of goofing off before I do a half day sub job this afternoon? I better go now and hit the orange dude's website later tonight, or I'll not get anything done...

Sweetwater Designs said...

What an exciting night for Tony the tin man! I'm assuming they're one and the same? :)