As I’m winding down the production of outdoor sculptures, I’m gearing up to make new interior wall sculptures. There are only three more Spenard Farmers Markets I’m committed to through the end of August. And just in time because I’ve been inspired to create a whole new collection of work to hang in my friend Katie Sevigny’s NEW GALLERY SPACE! Yes, Katie signed the lease on some killer space at 608 West 4th Avenue, just up the Avenue from her current location. The new gallery will be located in a completely renovated building, next to the historic 4th Avenue Theatre in downtown Anchorage. The beauty of the new space is there are soaring walls that are calling for Katie’s paintings and my metal art! The new location is perfectly suited for First Friday events as our nextdoor neighbor is Alaska Cake Studio Bakery. There is still the interior finish work to be completed by the landlord, a new art hanging system to be installed, painting, lighting and even a new sales counter that I’ll make a custom metal wrap for but it’s all so inspiring and exciting! We’re shooting for an October grand opening –if her collective group of talented artists can make enough art to fill those beautiful walls. Though judging by all of the artist buzz the new space has created, that shouldn't be a problem!
My friend Karla e-mailed me a photo of her sculpture purchase displayed in it’s new home. “Bird in the Tree” is about 4’ tall and was plasma cut and welded steel. I think it looks right at home ~ Thank you Karla!
Other good news is Gus passed his Yellow Stripe Taekwondo Belt exam at Champ Martial Arts Academy!