The happiest news of the year was the marriage of Lynne Lockhart and Kirk McBride. On "advice of counsel" Lynne and Kirk realized their 14 year commitment to each other did not guarantee certain rights afforded married couples. So very quietly they slipped into the court house and were married on February 29. With a luscious cake made by Phil Cropper and lots of sparkling wine flowing, friends and family toasted them at the gallery on March 4. We love celebrations like this! Now Lynne and Kirk have even expanded their family with the addition of Bunny - the perfect companion for Minnie (not sure Minnie agrees but...)
In April Paint Snow Hill 2012 - year 9 - set new records - 70 artists and 53 paintings sold. It is so rewarding to have artists from 9 states - one from Oregon - discover the beauty and light of this area. Judging from the interest already expressed for year 10, it looks like Paint Snow Hill 2013 April 19-21 will be another great event.
In July two of our artists turned 80 within 2 days of each other. Ed Challenger and Tuve Tuvesson are amazing in so many ways. I love it when either of them come through the front door.
Very best wishes for peace, joy, good health and LOTS of creativity in 2013!