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Arts in the Loft Holds Black and White Gala to Celebrate 15th Anniversary

Last night the arts in the loft presented it’s first black and white juried gala to celebrate their 15th anniversary of business.

The black and white celebration included black and white pieces that can be seen throughout the entire month of October, along with some new artwork.

The gala was also a fundraiser to help keep the arts alive at the art in the loft.

A special piece of art was put on display by New York artist, Judith Braun.

Judith said she likes to think of music when creating her artwork.

“People have different interpretations of things. I sometimes talk about my work being similar to music. So you have 88 keys on the piano and that would be black and white and ten fingers, and yet there’s no limit to how many things you can do with that… How much different kinds of music. So I’ve limited myself to my fingers and the charcoal, and black and white and i am exploring all of the possibilities,” Braun said.

Hosting an event every Friday throughout the month, art in the loft is also gearing up for their Susan Lane Foundation celebration.

“We’re doing a Friday event every Friday in the month of October. The capstone event to that is October 28th; it’s our Susan Lane Foundation. It’s called black and white again. We’ll be doing that through literature, through activities that honor Susan Lane Bastow. That’s kind of what this has been all about too… Not only celebrating out 15th anniversary but having the show based around her photography, which was black and white. So we get to celebrate more, next week Friday by having that event sharing wonderful literature and seeing her photographs and ending our wonderful anniversary month,” Christnsen-Cooper said.

If you haven’t been able to make a stop by art in the loft, make your way to see the black and white exhibit now until the end of October.