New friends and long-time supporters overwhelmed us Friday night with their support of the Ice House on Main Community Photo Day. I think what I enjoyed the most was seeing the mix of generations gathered there. Bryan’s own Judge Tom McDonald and his lovely wife were on hand along side the next generation of Bryan business leaders, including Brian and Amanda of Ronin Cooking, who brought along their two little daughters to be part of the event. Children played under the long tin-roofed patio. Old friends grabbed snapshots capturing the moment. The photo event itself was brief, but for us, this is an evening that will long be held dear in our memories.
The photos say it all so please take the time to browse through the images here as well as the albums to come on our Facebook page. We owe a debt of gratitude to the photographers and videographers who took the time to help us document such a great night and are allowing us to see it through their eyes.
Please help us thank the talented photographers Conrad Earnest , Kaley Gross, and Stephanie White and videographers Abigail Cook of Bigger Picture Productions, Zach Castillo and Topher Villasana of AdventGX.
We also owe a huge thank you to our dear friend Greta Watkins of Frame Gallery who was honored by the City of Bryan Friday night for her visionary launch of First Fridays ten years ago. Many of our friends stopped by Parker Astin Art Center on route from SEAD Gallery to the Ice House on Main to hear the reading of the proclamation honoring Greta.
We started the evening at SEAD Gallery where invited guests signed our special guest book and voted on their favorite concepts for Ice House on Main development. We will share more on the voting soon, but suffice it to say, the prospect of a rooftop view had everyone talking.
Thank you again from Jose, Joan and the entire AdventGX team for the amazing love and support you continue to show for our wonderful Historic Downtown Bryan.
Here is a just a sampling of the many photos taken Friday evening. More to come!