AND Here we go…

Seattle Opera

Seattle Opera

Ahhh. Recently a friend of mine asked,  “Why do I like Opera?”  I was in Seattle to see Seattle Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss.  And the answer came to me. The idea of listening to something a hundred years old, and still being able to enjoy the story, the music, and that something still sounds fresh and alive with energy. That something is remarkable. Especially with the passage of time. History.

Guanajuato, Mexico

Guanajuato, Mexico

Speaking of time, this past winter I traveled a bit, Florida for family, Caribbean for the warmth, [think dancing], and a month in Mexico. Beautiful sunny warm country. Spent time in Mexico City, amazing depth of Museums from Archaeological to Frida Kahlo’s home; to Guanajuato, a hill town that mined silver for years, now a university town; to San Miguel D’Allende, where gringos roam the streets. What fun and soaked up lots of sun and culture.

Don Quixote Musuem

Don Quixote Museum

With those thoughts, in mind, it brings me to write about another remarkable fact. WaterWorks Gallery celebrates it’s 30th Anniversary. Who would have thought a contemporary gallery on an island? I did, first out of necessity, a job, then out of a passion for the arts and now I am an art’s advocate. But I could not do it without you, the artists I have represented, the clients to all past, present and future. Thank YOU. So welcome this year of amazing shows, started last month with the amazing Debbie Daniels, and now this week open Anelecia Hannah Brooks.  There is a serendipity in opening a show at a 30 year old gallery with a 30 year old artist. Timing is everything!

Anelecia Hannah Brooks - Lifespan

Anelecia Hannah Brooks – Lifespan

Best, Ruth

About ruthoffen

Created by, Ruth Offen the founder/director of WaterWorks Gallery, a gallery opened in 1985 to showcase contemporary artists and jewellers that live and work in the Pacific Northwest. The gallery is on an San Juan Island in the Salish Sea.[ North Puget Sound] Pretty amazing place. While continuing to curate the gallery after 33 years, I'm decided to spend more time enjoying life by traveling, creating art with photography and dancing tango. Over many decades of amassing a personal art collection, now the process of downsizing is becoming a reality. How do we have more with less? Staying true to the motto, unencumbered by our possessions and not burdening our children with our stuff. This next process will take patience and courage.
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