Monday, February 22, 2010

A Long Overdue Thank You

As you may have heard the 5 Traverse Gallery is closing. I always wince when I hear about a gallery closing, especially in Providence. My chosen city loves artists, but can't seem to support them. Hard times are nothing new for creative folks, but with the closing of the 2 independent contemporary art galleries in Providence-it's currently downright depressing. What made 5 Traverse special is that the folks the ran it, Maya Alison and Jesse Smith, were savvy. They put on diverse and interesting shows. They sold work. They took an impossibly small space in an economically depressed town and helped local artists get a toe hold in the international art market.

So thank you Maya and Jesse.
I can't wait to see what you do next.

I stole the image from Greg Cook's Blog.