Successful Gala Exposes Artists Creativity

The Hickory Playground held its second annual gala in late May, sponsored by the gracious hosts Sally Fanjoy and James Labrenz at their hip art studio in downtown Hickory.

The Gala is a celebration of art, and much more of a friend-raiser then a fundraiser.  Nevertheless, our generous sponsors once again stepped up to help us out.  Highland Avenue provided a sumptuous assortment of hors de vors, and wine was graciously donated by Fanjoy-Labrenz.  Eight visual artists sold extraordinary works of original art, with 30% of proceeds going to the Hickory Playground.

 About a dozen talented performers from Hickory, New York and Los Angeles sang vocal works –some original, some showtunes and some standards to an appreciative audience of more than 100 people.  The next gala is intended for late May 2020.

Destre Tashjian