My sister Beth is fearless — especially when it comes to promoting my artwork. I took a picture of her here in the artist colony of Jerome, which she cheerfully describes as “cutesy.”
Jerome, Arizona, is a former copper mining town built into the side of the Mingus Mountains. Its only main street switchbacks up the mountain, revealing one spectacular view after another, mixed with colorful galleries and tourist shops, mixed with the ruins of the ghost mining town it is built upon.
So, there we are eating a delicious lunch and perusing art galleries. Next thing I know, Beth has made a connection to get my art into Gallery 527, my favorite one.
With an intriguing range of high quality local art, the gallery has been around for ten years — which says a lot. Within a couple of weeks my work was beautifully installed.
Soon I attended my first Artwalk.
There, I was interviewed by a local photojournalist. Within a few days a large color picture of my artwork and me appeared on the front page of the Cottonwood Journal Extra.
Everyone needs a sister like Beth.
Check out my page on the Gallery 527 website. It gives the poems behind four of my paintings!