|Salt Creek Artworks|
"Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got til it's gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot"
Joni Mitchell, "Big Yellow Taxi".
|Herb Schnitzer, Swiss "Train Ride"|
Salt Creek's last show was packed. People filled the two galleries, moving a little too slowly, as if trying to engrave things in memory, trying to hold onto something while saying good-bye. It was the end of an era. The old building is being sold, the space will become a parking lot. Sounds like a song, I know [Link]. It was a difficult evening.
|Lance Rodgers and Pat Burgess|
The artists will individually go on, but the group will be dispersed. There's been talk of help, people getting media attention for looking for help, but so far nothing. Pat Burgess and her father made Salt Creek possible for over twenty years. Affordable, roomy studios and a kind landlady that attracted a wide variety of artists and generated its own brand of creative synergy and identity.
|Herb Schnitzer's Studio|
|Girard Louis Drouillard, "Synchronicity"|
|Lance Rodgers, "Tropicale"|
|Selecting prints in Conway's studio|
|Michael Conway, "Lavinia Forgotten"|
Thanks to all the artists, Lance Rodgers, Pat Burgess, and all who attended Salt Creek for something beautiful and rare.