I have just returned from Jerome where I visited Brice Wood and his wife Carol at their home and his studio. One of the reasons I have for opening a gallery is the opportunity to visit and talk with artists and then, through shows and writings to tell gallery visitors about them and their work. In October of this year the gallery will present a one person show of Brice’s work.
There are those in our lives who can relate great stories and there are those of us who listen well. I believe I am one of the latter and am trying to cultivate a good ear so that later I can do them justice at the gallery. I have found there is fertile ground here in the Prescott area. Not only are there long time residents like Brice Wood and Ann Alexander and Sid Freeman but also some younger artists like those I am coming to know through the “Shed Project”, Yavapai and Prescott Colleges. The purpose of A Small Art Gallery is to allow those who take the time, an opportunity to hear those stories told in paint, clay, metal, ink and in some surprising unconventional materials as well.
Here’s to listening and making new friends.