On Saturday, September 22, the LEAP Ambassadors volunteered their time and assisted the Friends of the Wynne at the opening reception for Lee Jamison’s FM 405 exhibit at The Wynne Home. We arrived to begin helping with food preparation; setting plates and glasses out. The food consisted of hors d’oeurves, and various sweet bites, all purchased and prepared by the Friends of the Wynne.
There were several different types of cheese and crackers available, along with some dried fruits and nuts, small sandwiches, and cookies and fresh fruits.
Some of us Ambassadors greeted guests while others of us helped restock food and drinks.
There was excellent live music in the small gallery courtesy of the Tom Weger Band, who did a great job of matching the dirt road country theme of the evening.
The FM 405 exhibit features several paintings that were inspired by Mr. Jamison’s time living in Dodge, Texas. Introduced by Linda Pease…
…with additional comments by Mayor Brauninger. Jamison said that the main idea behind the exhibit was to draw attention to the underrepresented East Texas landscape in Texas art.
Mr. Jamison does an excellent job of doing just that, as many of the paintings are of scenes and objects that you would see if you looked out the window during a drive through nearly any East Texas town.
Jamison is a long-time friend of our Professor, Mike Yawn, and the LEAP Ambassadors. He is featured prominently in our heART of Huntsville program, and many of the LEAP Ambassadors’ first piece of purchased art was by Mr. Jamison.
But Jamison mingled and discussed art with the entire crowd…
…with many admirers of Mr. Jamison lingering to discuss art, East Texas, or a particular painting. It was an evening well spent at the Wynne Home, with friends from around the community.