Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Making Progress

As suspected, no chance at all to go out and shoot new stuff recently, but our gallery here in Idyllwild is really taking shape, though still some final setup work to do.  Then, we can turn our attention to marketing and promotion... the most important stuff.  We did manage to get the doors open this past holiday weekend and will have an official opening reception in 2 weeks, after we take care of all the details. Meanwhile, some "Before" and "After" pics so that you can see that I've not been just goofing off recently:)
So far, we have gone from this:

To this:




After installing all-new lighting, painting the walls, refinishing the wood and cleaning the tile, we've got a nice little space going, I think. The walls are all mine, (love it!), and then sculptor Norman Deesing has the floor (yes, he is almost an exact double of a certain well known actor:).. We also found a fine collection of classic native-american silver and turquoise jewelry to provide some smaller choices and it complements the larger works beautifully. Join us on Facebook at "Earthlight Gallery", for news and updates.
Probably my next update here will be regarding the grand opening and then I'll hopefully get back to generating some new work...



8 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Looking good. Sure can tell you've been busy. I like the combination of art. Hardly looks like the same building. Good luck with your grand opening. And try to keep us posted.

Monsoon season at the canyon so want to get some storm shots.

Patrick said...

Wow Mark, what a job !
I just regret not to be there for the Grand Opening :)

Wish you the best !

storybeader said...

congrats. It looks great. And best of luck with your endeavor! {:-Deb

Chrissy said...

Mark, I love it...I so wish I could visit. It all looks very intriguing, well done to you :D

Mook said...

wow great stuff Mark looking grand mighty fine indeed!

looks like i've a load of catching up to do!

Mark Alan Meader said...

Thanks a lot everybody..
The Grand Opening reception went quite well, we all sold some work (three of us share the space and the work) and now we are officially up and running. I wanted to get some good shots of the party but was so busy, that I didn't even think about it at the time:) I'll see if I can get some shots from the local paper's photog or someone else who was there, so I can put them up here on the blog. AND I'm going to try to get back to doing regular posts.. once you let it slip for a few weeks it's hard to get back:)

My Discoveries said...

I quite like the art work ...especially the painting of third pic. You are doing great job. Keep the good work going.....

annejutras said...

Hello Mark,

I just discovered via Patrick Blog, you have an amazing gallery and your photos are inspiring. I'll be back.

Anne