The first part of July brought all the rain we didn’t have in June. And now the later part of July is hot days with fewer mid-day walkers. It was a slow month for art-taking but I did see a motorscooter arrive at the gallery one evening and a car pull up the other day (if I’m working at my desk, I can see the gallery through the window).
These are the pieces I know have moved from the gallery into the world, spreading joy and creativity:
WANTED: items for the free art gallery!
What do you have to offer? What do your creative friends have to share with the world?
Seems the pace of taking pieces of free art slowed down the past month. There were some new, mostly unknown contributors sharing their creative efforts though! This is the art I was able to photograph before it went to new, forever homes:
It’s always a pleasure to curate the offerings in the freelittleartgallery_ws1, and I hope fellow creatives continue to share during the summer months.
WHAT MIGHT YOU HAVE TO OFFER?
please tell other creatives about the opportunity…
March 5th was the one year anniversary of the freelittleartgallery_ws1. AMAZING!
March 2022 had some warmer weather, some rain, snow flurries, and cold days. It was a slower month for people TAKING art, but here’s the art that passed through the gallery that I was able to catch and photograph:
Things were moving slowly, so STREAMERS were added to the free little art gallery. They really catch your eye when the wind is blowing!
Looking forward to April with new and previous artists contributing to the fun, and new and previous patrons taking art to enjoy or pass on to someone else…
Whoopee, the free little art gallery is back thanks to talented, local artist/craftsperson, Mark Pashayan!!! Gallery viewers, art recipients, walkers and joggers have expressed gratitude that the whimsical, create-and-share has returned to the 1700 block of Virginia Road!!
Grand re-opening art included some pieces that quickly moved out to new forever homes:
Then we had a weekend of windy, RAINY weather…
But FLAG2 was quickly back for creativity sharing:
Unfortunately, one of our favorite gallery patrons disappeared:
A creative family in New Jersey sent freelittleartgallery_ws1 some of their pieces:
New York artist, @smoothraypaints, mailed some cool prints and more items continued to be placed in the gallery.
All of the following items were donated to the free little art gallery this month!
Alas, after those mid-December rains, there was standing water in the gallery again. The remaining art was stored til reopening when the gallery was for repairs. Upon review, it was decided to remove the gallery for SERIOUS repairs. It’s now in the hands of contributor Mark Pashayan for rehab or perhaps an entirely new gallery!!
The gallery started October with a full exhibit and continued to sport a cookie sheet clipped to the roof to prevent further rain damage. The copper sheeting arrived but during installation, it became apparent the copper would become dangerously hot in the afternoon sun, so the cookie sheet was popped back on.
Here is the known art that passed through the gallery in October. Joan m Carter, in Texas, mailed quite a few items for our neighborhood’s pleasure, and we are most grateful for her generous contributions. Also, local artists Mark Pashayan and Ellen Murphy were frequent contributors. Please consider what creativity YOU might share!!
Encouragement for the freelittleartgallery_ws1 came from Deacon. Having young supporters and contributors makes the gallery all the more special!!
It seemed wise to close the gallery for Halloween– time for repairs of spraying flex seal on the roof and filling holes and repainting the walls and floor. The gallery will be reopened any day now.
FEEL GRATITUDE FOR THE GIFTS WE CAN SHARE WITH EACH OTHER
September weather included hot days and rainy days, yet new art continued to be installed and taken by local art creators and patrons. The gallery received a lot of positive comments from people walking by who always look to see what’s new, sometimes taking an item, sometimes adding one, but mostly in the spirit of appreciation.
After a few days of hard rain, it became apparent the roof caulking wasn’t enough and there was standing water in the gallery. Again. So much for ‘weathering future storms in style.!! I ran out at 3 a.m. to put a baking sheet on the roof!!! Hopefully, that copper sheeting will arrive and I’ll figure out how to best attach it (fingers crossed).
Here are the items I was able to photograph before they moved to new homes. Unmarked or illegible items are unkown artist (UKA):