The gallery The Creamery, located in the town of Platte, SD is closing.
I have been a part of this gallery since its conception and worked with the owners, in store, for the last 4 years.
Sadly the current state of economic affairs is placing a strain on the amount of traffic through our little town.
We hugely, depend upon tourist.
The owners Marc and Dianne are met with the daunting decision to close the establishment and hopefully give another entrepreneur the chance to make something of the building.
This decision made, we are opening for a few weeks to allow for last minute sales and vendors clean out.
I made a little parting gift that I hope Marc and Dianne will fondly remember me.
A continuation of the building series can include the buildings that Marc and Dianne restored for our town.
The Creamery and sitting directly across the street is the Theater.
Marc totally gutted the building then restored her back to period, all its interior.
She boast a live stage where performances still take place and a theater screen for movies.
He updated to sound.
The Lyric Theater..original to our town and now still enjoying performances from traveling artists and current movie projections.
I need to work on my paintings not all looking the same...that said...the one picture shows the pictures I took of the street view angle i wanted to paint. Then a close snap of the view I gave the buildings in the painting...I was going for a vintage look of a snapshot taken looking down main street...then the painting as a whole.
Except that all my paintings kind of look the same...I hope you do enjoy the outcome of the piece. And I hope Marc and Dianne won't just place it in the closet.
I will miss the gallery...it was an interesting place to work, shop and meet other artist.