It has been a busy 6 months, as we have begun renovating and redecorating the gallery. Stephanie has been busy working with existing and new artists to find the right placement and display for our various artworks, while Michael has been repairing and painting walls. We had the shake roof, which was both a fire hazard and potential water hazard, replaced with a metal roof to match the newer part of the structure. We also added snow stops to the roof to keep ice and snow from falling onto our friends and neighbors! The workroom studio is clean and nearly ready for its new purpose as a multi-media workshop and demonstration area, which will include wood working, glass blowing, pottery and ceramics. It still needs a good power washing in preparation for new paint, but that will have to wait for warmer weather. You may have noticed the Red '81 Toyota FJ 40 Land Cruiser out front, with signage for the center keeping us readily identified, which we will be using in summer months for field trips to Lead King Basin and the Crystal Mill for those interested in tours or workshops in the field.
We've had a Pot Luck Dinner and Charity Auction for the Sandy Hook School, and are hosting a Soup Night after the Snow Shoe Races on Feb 2. We had a wonderful Christmas and New Year in the Crystal Valley, and look forward to traditions we will continue from the past, and new traditions we are initiating.
Hoping to see you at the Snow Shoe Races!
Michael and Stephanie