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RIVAA Comes Back Strong with Vernissage XVII

Updated 22 weeks ago David Stone
RIVAA Comes Back Strong with Vernissage XVII

Optimism was at a low ebb when RIVAA Gallery, already struggling with a broken heating unit, closed because water was leaking from apartments overhead into the exhibit area. But Rivercross reacted quickly, stopping the leak within 48 hours. Then, RIOC's Board accepted President/CEO Susan Rosenthal's recommendation to rework their Public Purpose Fund Grant to free up money for needed repairs. The result of everyone pitching in is Vernissage XVII, RIVAA's annual member kick off.

The scenes below were captured on a triumphant opening night, March 3rd, when the artists welcomed the public to an opening reception. Art lovers turned out in force.

Click here to see an online gallery of the artwork...

 

RIVAA Comes Back Strong with Vernissage XVII

RIVAA Comes Back Strong with Vernissage XVII
RIVAA Comes Back Strong with Vernissage XVII
Artist Laura Hussey (L) talks artwork.
Artist Laura Hussey (L) talks artwork.
RIVAA Comes Back Strong with Vernissage XVII
RIVAA Comes Back Strong with Vernissage XVII
RIVAA Comes Back Strong with Vernissage XVII
RIVAA Comes Back Strong with Vernissage XVII
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