Blaine + Bethany Gallery

First Friday Gallery Show, July 3 2015

Blaine + Bethany Gallery, eventsBlaine Franger

A big thanks to everyone who came out to our First Friday event last week! Even though It was announced very last minute on Facebook (here and here) we had a steady stream of folks coming in for a solid 3 hours from 5-8:30 or so. It's nice to see so many friends, and meet lots of new people who follow our work online. Thanks again everyone for your interest in what we're up to! 

One thing I never anticipated about doing these First Friday events is how heartwarming it is to have people come into the space, and not only be able to see some beautiful photography, but also see friends, meet new people, and just be able to have conversation and mingle in a creative environment. I love seeing this happen! It actually makes me a bit envious of my friends who own restaurants! How satisfying that must be to own a restaurant and day after day get to witness people enjoying themselves in your space. Of course I'm sure it's not all fun & games, but that part would be awesome  :) 

I'm always so busy at First Friday, I never get to take many photos, but here's a few we managed to get!

 First Friday at  Blaine + Bethany Gallery , downtown Hood River Oregon. 

First Friday at Blaine + Bethany Gallery, downtown Hood River Oregon. 

 My Grandma (left) was visiting from San Diego and was able to come! We even managed to snap a quick photo with family who were there. 

My Grandma (left) was visiting from San Diego and was able to come! We even managed to snap a quick photo with family who were there. 

 My Mom Therese (center) and good friends Cathi & Eleanor. 

My Mom Therese (center) and good friends Cathi & Eleanor. 

 It was such an honor to have our good friends from  Mt. Hood Organic Farms  Brady & John Jacobson stop by! They are some of the busiest people we know, accomplishing the most amazing projects on their property (farming, gardening, hosting weddings, building, & much more) and this was maybe our second time seeing them away from their farm, haha. Thanks for coming Brady & John! 

It was such an honor to have our good friends from Mt. Hood Organic Farms Brady & John Jacobson stop by! They are some of the busiest people we know, accomplishing the most amazing projects on their property (farming, gardening, hosting weddings, building, & much more) and this was maybe our second time seeing them away from their farm, haha. Thanks for coming Brady & John! 

 I had to sneak a quick iPhone snap of John checking out the work! 

I had to sneak a quick iPhone snap of John checking out the work! 

Next First Friday (August 7th) we'll try to give a bit more notice on Facebook! In the meantime, make sure you "like" these two pages (here and here) where we'll make new announcements and also join our email list, on the top right of this blog. Thanks again everyone!!! 

- Blaine Franger