FREE SPEECH ZONE | An art world closer to home

During my years in Boston and New York City, I thought succeeding in the art world was all about showing, and hopefully selling, in galleries. Moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota a few years back and getting some distance from the allure of the New York art world, I now know that there is another art world in which success, for me at least, is about sharing beauty and insights with the people around me by creating works they can take home with them, so that part of my life can become part of theirs. It is also about bringing a part of other artists’ lives into my own by outfitting my home with their work. Galleries vanish—or at least recede into perspective. I am buying, selling, and bartering directly with other artists and with non-artists. Continue Reading