In case you missed it Tom Wilson, Junkhouse, LeE HARVeY OsMOND and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings has been our featured artist this week. His canvases with flat noses, big blue eyes, song lyrics and moons have graced our walls this week and the response to them has been amazing! Now that I've met Tom I understand some of this love - his presence just seems to excite the room and, despite all his past struggles, he could be one of the calmest and coolest dudes I've ever met. No red M & M demands for this rock star. I felt like I'd known him for years - conversation was easy, funny and diverse (and not necessarily repeatable!) I even teased him a bit about swearing in the Gallery. It was a fantastic night.
And then last night I was lucky enough to get a couple of free passes to the concert at Festival Place (what a beautiful hall that is). Don't hate me B&RK fans, I worked pretty hard this week, I think I deserved a little job perk. The night began with Harlan Pepper (featuring Tom's son on bass) and as soon as they stepped on stage I knew we were in for a real treat. Those boys are so talented and boy can they ever can sing! Don't be surprised if you stop in today and hear their CD playing.
I feel like the gallery has arrived this week and I am grateful to Chris Mak for making this happen and of course to Tom for taking a chance and trusting us to display his paintings. Thanks also to all my friends and colleagues who have put up with my stress levels this week, especially Cora Thayer who is taking me to Cuba in 10 days to recover!
Thanks everyone for making The Daffodil Gallery truly Shine this week!