Friday, December 12, 2008

Come one, Come all, "Momentum" Opens Tonight!


After weeks of tireless volunteer hours, the show is hung and the doors are ready to open for our second show "Momentum." Kiki, Greg and Yodi have been at the Butz space so often in the last couple weeks it seems they must have sleeping bags stowed somewhere. When you get there tonight, you will see all the hard work that they and other Chen volunteers put into making this show incredible.

There's twice as much artwork as last time, and again, all of it high quality and inventive. In fact, some new pieces were made just for this show - as recently as last night!

Also, there's quite a buzz on Hamilton Street. Since the space is a big, glass box, downtown workers and people walking on the street have been able to view the progress and you can feel the excitement and interest building.

Hope to see you all there tonight from 5-9 p.m. Thanks to artist Mohamed and his business, Deli Plaza, for offering to cater tonight's event, and of course, Petey, for bringing wine. As usual, tasteful and tasty refreshments are being accepted prior to opening. It's not too late to donate!

Don't forget, the show continues Saturday 12-5, M-F from 11-2, and of course, the closing party Sat. Dec. 20 from 5-9. Great job everyone!

6 comments:

Foo Foo said...

MOMENTUM is right!

You Chensters pulled it off! Again! AmaZING!

Chen Arts Group > CHARGE!

See you at the opening!

Bill Villa said...

I had such an incredibly FUN TIME GABBING with everyone at the Chen Arts Group's Momentum Show Opening last night. What a COOL CRUSH of COOL PEOPLE enjoying a GREAT SHOW. Let's keep doing this ...

Mrs. Dottie said...

Hey Chensters,

If anyone has any photos of our opening night, please post them.
Gianni was too busy taking it all in and he did not take many photos, so I hope someone captured this very memorable evening.
Thanks to all who helped to make this happen. It is an amazing show.

Anonymous said...

The opening was great, it has been incredibly exciting to watch the process build in the Butz building (we pass it on walks every day). There is momentum here in Allentown, and not just in the arts community. It isn't going to happen overnight, but I have such faith in the transformational power of community activism. Cheers to those of us who see it and push it and cultivate it. The glass is half full here.

Anonymous said...

I am amazed at the VARIETY of work in this Chen MOMENTUM show, it's really inspiring....

Anonymous said...

i love what both raf and yodi did with paper!