Current and Future Exhibits
July 2nd through August 31st
Heat waves and peak tourist season should make for an interesting July and August. We are going to take the opportunity to showcase as many of our artists as space allows, featuring new paintings from Lorna Libert, Frank Renlie and David Ridgway. We also have some beautiful new jewelry from Kathy Van Kleeck. Artwork will be changed out as work sells and we bring in new pieces, so, the display will be interesting and dynamic.
Speaking of dynamic, we had some staffing changes at Simon Mace in June. If you’ve seen George Marie in the past few months, then you know that she’s been working on her own creative endeavor. She left on her maternity leave a bit early to enjoy some time with her older children before the new baby comes, which he did this past Wednesday, July 1st. Mama and baby are doing well. The rest of us eagerly wait to see pictures and hear what he’s been named. Susi Watson generously offered to fill in while George is out and we are thrilled to have her back two days a week. Erin Lannon also joined us in June. She looks forward to posting more frequently on our Facebook page, which if you “like” us, you might notice that we can use that help!
The other staff change is that Simon has been fired. He never has gotten the knack of being a charming gallery dog despite working with a trainer and doing clicker training. So, don’t be concerned if you don’t see him at the gallery, he’s absolutely fine and chilling at home or at work with Brad, which brings me to other gallery news.
If you have visited the gallery on a nice sunny afternoon, you may have noticed that the gallery gets a tad warm. To combat the solar gain, Brad installed a whole house fan which exchanges all the air in the gallery every few minutes with outside air. During the current heatwave though, it’s still pretty warm, but, much better than it would be. Hopefully it’ll be more comfortable for folks to spend some time and look at our artists’ wonderful work! Please come see for yourself.
This year, the 4th of July falls on PT’s First Saturday Gallery Walk. For Simon Mace’s previous 4th’s, it had either fallen on our closed days or we have closed, but, this year we are open. Stop by and see us before you head out for your holiday fun! Gallery Walk is officially 5:30 to 8pm, however, if it’s dead and/or the heat is unbearable, we may close early. Please call us if you want to check first, (360) 385-4433.