The Eye of the Beholder event held one month ago at the historic Bow Valley Ranche was deemed a great success. A capacity crowd was on hand to enjoy great food and music and guests also viewed the layout of the Artisan Gardens and many of the artworks completed for the Artisan Gardens. One of the highlights of the night was the exciting, live auction featuring local auctioneers and Alberta land brokers, Shawn Hansen and Bob Dyck with Mrs. Calgary 2013, T.J. Anderson on hand to present the auction items to the winning bidders.
Other highlights included:
– Guests were greeted by the History Wrangler, Rob Lennard in classic Western wear.
– Alderman, Peter Demong presented Ranche Society members and Shawn’s good friends, Mitzie & Larry Wasyliw, with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, which recognizes significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
– The youngest participating artist, ten-year old Gary Luo, performed several pieces on the piano, including his own original compositions. He was later presented with his framed handprints for being the youngest artist in the Artisan Gardens legacy.
– Musical performances also included singer Sherry Kennedy and world acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Stu Goldberg.
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