Last Sunday a group of 27 young adults came into the gallery enthusiastically and immediately got down to making art. They were in town to study rock and roll and to observe how museums install work. When they get back to Sun Valley they will be installing a show on rock and roll in a local museum. They liked how I was hanging the individual pieces of art on a string. I put on the Stones and in 30-40 minutes they had all completed unique pieces which we arranged on a table and admired. And, just as quickly as they had come in, they were gone, heading to Haight Asbury!
Wednesday afternoon two-year old Luke, along with his mom and dad came into the gallery to see what was going on. Luke was intrigued by the strange black machine available for visitors to use. What is it? It is a 1950’s Royal Quiet Deluxe typewriter; Luke’s dad ended up striking the keys, as it takes a strong push to get an impression onto paper. Luke spoke the words “I like Teddy, press this one and see in there” as Dad pressed the keys and the start of a collaboration was in the works. Mom sewed onto the piece once Luke and Dad were done and “Voila!” a piece of work was complete.
Now, on the wall is a growing collection of works people are creating when they visit the studio. Treat yourself to a few moments of quiet space and time to create something personal with collage, typewriting, painting, sewing or writing onto a card. Luke had an fantastic, early art experience, come see where he went with it and where you might go.