Thursday, January 14th - what an amazing night!
Photos: Vaughan Harries - Home Page | vaughanImage
The cheese platters were enticing, the martini bar was hard to go past, art covered every wall of the 3rd floor atrium, and the crowd was fabulous! The night went off without a hitch, and it was great to see so many people out in the cold Minnesotan weather.
The highlight of the night was the premiere showing of the MN Original segment, which was lead by a few words from the artist, myself, and a speech read out by dad from Ashleigh Rowe, Executive Producer, MN Original. Here are a few of the words shared:
"MN Original is proud of our collaboration with our Lowertown neighbor, Kristi Abbott!
We have been following Kristi and her rich, colorful work for some time. Last June, I saw Kristi at the Edina Art Fair. As the featured artist at the festival that draws more than 200,000 visitors each year, Minnesota Monthly had written that Kristi's pinup-inspired collages “evoke a sense of glamour and sensuality.”
Kristi lit up the screen in all the promotional television clips I saw, too. Her spirit and work are both so electric and even more so in person.....
..... Kristi, we hope that you, your friends and clients, and new admirers of your work.. who will discover you as a result of your appearance on MN Original, will inspire future collaborations with you."
To view my segment or to view the whole piece please follow the links below:
Full Episode: http://www.mnoriginal.org/episode/703-2/
The show will officially broadcast on TPT this Sunday, Jan. 17 at 6 & 10 p.m.
Thank you again to everyone who came out and made it such a fabulous night! I look forward to seeing you all again soon - maybe at the Spring St. Paul Art Crawl?