Three years ago, I had a life-changing experience when I took a workshop with Debra Cortese, and a number of local artists, at the Windisch-Hunt Gallery in Coconut Grove. I did not know at the time that the workshop would give me the information I needed to get my art out of the closet and into the technical world. At the same time, I also made some life-long friends. Some of the artists there had been part of the Grovehouse Artists co-op and were waiting to re-open at the new location in Mayfair. With their encouragement, I joined the group. We were all so excited and enthusiastic at this new beginning for the gallery. The gallery offered art in all mediums, as well as glass, wood, mosaics and sculptures. What a wonderful experience!
Although I left the gallery over a year ago, it was still the place to visit on gallery walk night and catch up with old friends. It was also through my friendships there, that I have participated in other fun activities in the Grove, such as the monthly drum circle and the fabulous Mango Strut parade.
Sad to say, Grovehouse Artist Gallery will have its last opening reception on Saturday, February 3rd. They will be closing their gallery space at the end of February and continuing on "without walls". What this means is that they will try and mount 3 to 4 exhibits a year in different venues. I wish these artists the best as they share their talents with the South Florida area.
Here's a video of the opening at Mayfair in September, 2009. Click on the arrow to view. Enjoy!
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