First the Gain: Designer, childrens’ book illustrator, New Yorker cover artist, and writer Maira Kalman’s beautiful booklet/story, The Inauguration At Last, is a sweet vision of art and prayer ( Hallelujah! ) offered up to the Heavens, a story of Kalman’s own trip to Washington. Appears online in today’s New York Times.
Our loss: Jackson Hole’s CRAFT Gallery has closed; the gallery was located on King Street. The exact date of CRAFT’s closing is not known to me, but I am sad to see it go. Although I’m posting this information, the closing happened quietly, and I hope that anyone reacting to this posting will handle any contact with CRAFT delicately. If you don’t, I will come after you.
CRAFT provided a very bright light in Jackson’s gallery scene. From the day it opened its doors, CRAFT’s windows and walls were filled with transluscent contemporary glass by artists near and far; the gallery carried handcrafted items–jewelry, textiles, photographs. It was a happy space. I wish the owners good luck, God Speed. We will miss you.