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’Twas a beautiful day in the Village of the Arts

They say that it takes a village. They were certainly right on Saturday when the Village of the Arts held its annual brunch and fashion show.

Vicki Rollo, owner of boutique Hearts Desire, was the team captain. She provided the clothes, but much of the jewelry and accessories came from other galleries. Coleen White from the Dancing Crane, Village Voices’ Paul Bealey and Christina Lee from Lee Shore Gallery were some of the artists who provided the sparkle.

Jill Hershfield, well-known in the arts community, helped coordinate the models. She was joined by Margy Carraway, Dr. Sallie Lau, Este Lennox and her teenage daughter, Lea, to show off the spring clothes.

The al fresco brunch was held in Linda Bronkema’s lovely backyard. She owns Bits and Pieces gallery and several of her gorgeous quilts hung on the garden fence. The buffet of chicken salad croissants was delicious but the scones from Kim Hoffman’s Charisma Cafe were to die for, so everyone said. They were gobbled up so quickly that I missed them.

Several artists were among the guests, including Arline Spino who sells her beautiful hand-knit shawls at Hearts Desire. Jeweler Julie Keverian was joined by Boys and Girls Club events coordinator— and part-time artist— Georgann Nugent.

Arts patrons included Linda Bush who bought a painting from Linda Bronkema and Joni Korzen who made sure that she got the Herbie Rose print that was in the silent auction.

Mark your calendars for the Village’s Arts Alive festival on May 9. Lots of activities and the hand-painted “funky men” cutouts will be on display.