Well, the weather is still not cooperating. My friend Google told me that the temperature tomorrow is going to reach...are you ready?...100 degrees!! (However, it's very pleasant and quite cool here at ArtsEcho Galleria, so don't be afraid to come on in!) There's a wonderful song called "We're Havin' A Heat Wave" by Irving Berlin made famous by the phenomenal Ella Fitzgerald. The lyrics and tune have been in my mind for about 10 days now, and I think I'll be hearing them for quite a while longer. Ah, summertime... (oops, that's by George Gershwin with lyrics by his brother, Ira Gershwin).
It was a bit of a gamble to schedule a concert for July and SUCH a disappointment to have to postpone it (Diego Garcia &) but Diego emailed me from Madrid and promised that he will save a date for ArtsEcho Galleria as soon as he is back in the States...I'll let you all know.
In the meantime, I want to announce an event on August 18!!
In addition to being the 2nd birthday of my adorable grandson Matthew Charles (lucky brother of the charming 4 year old, Gracie), August 18 is also the 90th Anniversary of the day we women in the US got the vote! NOW THAT IS A REASON TO CELEBRATE!! We will be having a HUGE SALE and I, personally, will be glad to lecture anyone about women's rights and the history of the feminist and suffrage movements in the US. OK, OK, if you promise to come, I won't lecture. Everything in the shop (other than antiques and artwork) will be on a HUGE 35%-70% discount!!! In the photo is Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who wrote the Declaration for the first Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY in 1848. We owe a lot to her and to other women like her. I don't know if I would have had the nerve to do what they did. I hope so, but I'm not so sure.
We have a TON of fabulous new jewelry and clothing here at our charming little shop AND the great sale continues on summer things that are 50-70% off! (Thanks to all who have braved the weather, including that refreshing rainstorm today, and came in to shop!) That's Liana by the jewelry pyramid, and also with Raquelle (who is wearing a new beaded orange necklace, lacy blouse, black/white skirt and huge linen hair clip).
Oh yes! Here is our new MEN'S DEPARTMENT for all of you who have been requesting it for the past two years:
I know, I know, not exactly what you were expecting...but these are really cool stainless steel bracelets (...the latest thing for guys...) and we couldn't resist them...
Sandra and the wonderful young women who work at ArtsEcho Galleria...Liana, Yara, Zoe (returning from Nova Scotia this week) and our volunteers and interns, Shenella, Nao, Heather, Claude, Sylvia, Lina, Laura and Mey.
PS: And thanks to Ben, my husband/partner and Artistic Director of ArtsEcho. Ben is currently booking "Arithmetickles", (our amazing interactive math assembly show) throughout the US for all of the next school year. Please pass this info on to all who many be interested as dates are going fast! You can find info on the show at www.arithmetickles.com
PPS: Our summer hours are M-F 12 - 7 & Sat 12 - 6. We're at 3809 Park Ave and you can reach us at 201-617-1110.
PPPS: We need MODEL TYPES of all sizes to dress up fabulously and parade on Park Ave and Boulevard East to promote our wonderful store and artistic mission. We'll give you ARTSECHO FUNNY MONEY to spend here for an hour or two of your time!
PPPPS: Here's me on the phone as usual (under some photos of actors who have performed "Arithmetickles" over the years):
PPPPPS: And for those of you who need your Guy-fix, here he is with Martha: