Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Weems Galleries throws picture-perfect anniversary party.(Personalities)

Byline: Inside Source CHARLOTTE BALCOMB LANE Of the Journal

Parking spaces were scarce on March 16 in the vast lot at Eastdale Shopping Center, and it wasn't because customers were lining up to buy sporting goods. It was because gallery owner Mary Ann Weems threw herself a party to celebrate the 20 years Weems Galleries and Framing has been in business and everybody she invited showed up.

Hundreds squeezed into Weems Gallery on Eubank for the veritable hug fest. Each guest who entered the door received a hug, a kiss and personal greeting from Weems, who looked fresh and smashing, despite surgery two weeks ago for a recurrence of bladder cancer.

Overflow guests spilled out of the gallery on to the sidewalk as a string quartet from the Albuquerque Youth Symphony played and guests inside scooped up brie and pate. …

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