Will I make it to the vernissage?

My Word of the Day is a French one, given to me by Andrew Horne, who doesn’t speak French either: Vernissage. It means a gathering to preview an art exhibition. The term comes from the word for “varnishing”, the final touch given to oil paintings.

There is to be a vernissage of paintings by Mary Dykstra at the Flying Pony Gallery Café on Saturday, 5pm to 9pm.