We all feel unnerved when we are remodeling...choosing the paint, the floor coverings, the light fixtures, the furniture...it just about drives us all nuts! In our private homes during a remodel, we can just let everything pile up and not worry about it. If friends or family stop by we say "Just forgive the mess, we are remodeling."
Well the Artist Members of the Renaissance Gallery chose not to close the doors for our remodel. Instead we are plowing through it all and still having classes every week on Saturdays and Mondays and Wednesdays. We have the doors open for our usual days and hours, Friday and Saturday from 12-4 p.m. and Sundays from 1-4 p.m.
Of course we are not worrying about a thing! We have the KumKum Majumdar Exhibition Hall to conduct our classes, gallery hours and even to open a new spring show called "Parks and Recreation". You can see
by the look on the face of the Award of Excellence in the Fine Arts division, Bruce Bowersock, as his winning Ghost Bird goes flying into his left ear...see it? That is the effect this remodel is having on all of us, but in the middle of it, three yes, count them, three area artists have emailed us wishing to become members of our Gallery. Wow, is all we can say. Come on in and join the crowd.
Do we wish we had everything all finished? Of course, but our member, Ron Haeberle, who is a master carpenter when he is not painting the most breath-taking watercolor paintings of our area, is proceeding at his own pace. What was that wonderful old quote about marching to a different drummer or something? Well, that would be Ron.
We just cannot wait for you to see what he has accomplished out of an area that is a hundred years old. This is success in the midst of a mess. Watch for the press releases for our reopening when the last nail is driven and the last spot of paint is touched up.