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Wednesday November 16, 2005: A Smart + Art Evening

Naomi Morisawa De Koven, Diane Koven, Marie Hartmann, Allyson Chisnall, Karen McLeish, Kathryn G. Sutherland and Michelle L. La Pierre hosted an evening out with friends, colleagues and clients at Valorie's studio.


Monday October 18, 2004: Person's Day Celebration and Harmony House Fundraiser

Christine McAllister organized a wine & cheese reception prior to the National Library's screening of "Story and Song: The Famous Five". The reception was a Person's Day celebration and fundraiser for Harmony House, a second stage women's shelter in Ottawa.









May 13 , 2004: Open House Celebrating First Anniversary of Valorie's Studio


April 1, 2004: Ottawa Premiere of New Paintings at Valorie's Studio

Valorie Preston and Dr. Vanna Andreou Bill White and Susan Tataryn
Savoury treats for the palate and the eye  

February 12, 2004: An Evening of Art and Women's Networking

A trio of Ottawa professional women hosted a lively evening of networking and nibbling at Valorie’s Loretta Street studio. The goal of hosts Naomi Morisawa De Koven (Milton, Geller LLP, Business & Intellectual Property Law), Susan St. Amand (Sirius Financial Services) and tax lawyer Susan G. Tataryn (Susan G. Tataryn Professional Corporation) was to expand their business contacts. But the process was just as key: to make it casual, classy and entertaining. The backdrop of Valorie’s artwork, including her latest creations from Costa Rica, got many conversations started. A worktable became a Cosmpolitan bar and an array of exquisite food was prepared and served by the only man in sight, Patrick Riley of Edible Impressions Catering. Among the many special guests was Toronto interior designer Anita Wiklem. By all accounts, the evening was a success!

“Thank you for putting last night together. I have thought a number of times today about what a great, inspired and inspiring experience it was.”

“I wanted to extend my gratitude for such a fabulous experience at the gallery last night.”

“Thank you for inviting me, for sharing your food, wine and art so generously and for expanding my perspectives. I am grateful for the wonderful experience you collectively created.”

Barbara Elkin (left) with Sandra Goldberg & Susan Tataryn

Event Organizers:

Susan G. Tataryn, Tax Lawyer
Susan G. Tataryn Professional Corporation, Ottawa

Naomi Morisawa De Koven
Milton, Geller LLP (Business & Intellectual Property Law), Ottawa

Susan St. Amand
Sirius Financial Services, Ottawa


Patrick Riley, Monique Andrews, Valorie Preston
Marlene Alt and Swati Chakravarty-Marcon

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