The Opening with Andre & Friends
On a perfect spring evening, a lively group of art fans welcomed artist Andre Pater at a reception held by the National Sporting Library Museum to open his show, "In a Sporting Light." It is a second career retrospective and contains a wonderful variety of oils, pastels and drawings from very early in his career to more recent years.
The Polish born artist seemed to enjoy being surrounded by fans, graciously allowing photos and answering questions, taking the notoriety and adulation in stride. Pater spoke eloquently and sometimes softly of his journey to becoming a premier sporting artist before leading the quests through the collection that words are simply unable to describe.
NANCY KLECK, MIDDLESBURG ECCENTRIC