Shed Transformed into Gallery Brings Community Together To Celebrate Artists Work
Thirteen years ago I dreamed I transformed my small shed-like barn into a gallery space to display my own art. With the encouragement of one of my high school art students, I began work on making the dream a reality. Suddenly artists wanted to have showings and receptions in my little shed. The project has grown over the years with incredible local response. I am located 1 mile from the village of Shell, population 50. We are in an "underserved "community. Receptions attract from 50- 150 people consistently over all these years. Seven artists have been honored at "The Art Shelter" this summer. Live music usually accompanies the showings. Did I mention that I take no commission for artist’s sales and all refreshments and reception events are free and open to anyone?
All this has been done out of pocket by saving a bit each month toward these events. Many of my students attend showings and some graduates that have gone on to pursue an art career provide fantastic exhibitions.
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