Opening night, January 16, was a huge success. Visitors crowded the gallery. Normally, visitors to a gallery opening browse, snack, and leave. Our visitors came, stayed, and read the stories. Ten of the portrait volunteers also came, fighting winter weather and transportation problems — a huge shout-out to Hamilton’s Mike Harris, who rented a van to bring several portrait volunteers from Hamilton to Cinci and back.
Representatives from Sen. Rob Portman and Rep. Brad Wenstrup attended and presented letters of good will and commendation. Want to see how great it was? Here’s the story in a video by Ron Harper.