Elizabeth Cecil Art Opening

We decided to kick off the weekend early last week by throwing an art opening to celebrate the wonderful Elizabeth Cecil. Elizabeth is a photographer here on the island and her work captures some stunning scenes of life on Martha’s Vineyard- from the animals at the Grey Barn and the Agricultural Festival, to surfers catching the waves up at Dukes County. Her work is also now part of a permanent collection hanging on the walls of the Governor Mayhew Building here at the Harbor View Hotel.

As five o’clock drew nearer, the clouds were pretty stormy and we feared that we would have to keep our party inside. But at five the clouds cleared up and gave way to a beautiful sun-soaked evening. The two Elizabeths took a quick snap before the guests arrived…

IMG_9562

The cheese plate, supplied by the Water Street Restaurant was beautiful (and delicious… the marketing team had more than our fare share ahem…)

IMG_9554  IMG_9559

But Elizabeth’s work was an even bigger hit! The Pool and hallways were soon filled with people buzzing about her work and pointing out their favorite’s to friends.

IMG_4065 IMG_4067IMG_9600 IMG_9583 IMG_9587

The evening was filled with good food (and wine!) and good friends. Some people were Harbor View regulars and others had never been inside the building, but everyone agreed that Elizabeth’s work looked amazing on the Governor Mayhew walls. Hotel guests joined in the festiviites and were happy to meet the artist who’s work they had been admiring all week.

IMG_4057IMG_4049IMG_4056

In addition to the wine a cheese, delicious hors d’oeuvres were passed around…

IMG_9588

…and Krishana of Tea Lane Farm provided stunning flowers to decorate the pool area. The triple lillies were my favorite…

IMG_9590  IMG_9568 IMG_9597

I was a little obsessed!

And just when we all though we couldn’t eat another bite, the servers came around with mini donuts from the island-famous Nik’s Donuts! And they were all dressed up for the special occasion! No one could resist a sweet snack…

IMG_9616

image (8) Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

And at that point the Instagramming got out of control! Good thing too, because the donuts disappeared mighty fast…

All in all a really fun night of food, art, and friends! If you made it to the Harbor View Hotel on Thursday night, thank you so much for joining us! And if you didn’t get a chance to stop by, be sure to take a peek in the Governor Mayhew buiding soon to see Elizabeth’s work!

image (5)

Thanks for reading and hope you get a chance to join us for our next event!

For more information about Elizabeth and her work, please visit her at: http://elizabethcecil.com/

Cheers,

Gretta x

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>