Saturday, July 7, 2012

Gallery owner Elder likes his lineup for convention

Art gallery owner Larry Elder really likes the booking he has during convention week. It’s the one he might get that has him excited.

The owner of Elder Gallery, 1520 South Tryon Street, has booked StartUp RockOn, a partnership of ventures that plan to highlight the importance of start-ups at the national conventions. They’ll use the gallery for receptions and events.

“It’s amazing new space,” said Lee Brenner, founder of HyperVocal and one of the Rock On organizers. “It …lends itself to the events we’re trying to do.’

Elder also got a visit from a resident from Chicago, site of Obama’s campaign headquarters. They may end up sharing the gallery for a party following the president’s Sept. 6 acceptance speech.

-Jim Morrill