|Paul Garland (photo by Russ Lunn)|
The Shoe Factory Art Co-op is pleased to welcome Axom Gallery to the Neighborhood of the Arts. The new gallery is a close neighbor of ours, right down the road at 176 Anderson Ave. Axom plans to rotate exhibits of contemporary visual artists throughout the year.
A family run gallery, the new venture is a team effort by Robin and Rick Muto and their daughter Margot. The newly renovated exhibit room is housed on the second floor of the Muto's combined business & studio space. Robin is an interior designer specializing in interior and lighting design www.robinmuto.com, and Rick is a fine artist and well known decorative painter and muralist www.rickmuto.com. Their daughter Margot, also an artist, is director of the new gallery.
Their first show "Convergence" features the work of their long time family friend, Paul Garland. His colorful acrylics on canvas and board feature abstract paintings juxtaposed with representational landscapes.
We were pleased to be invited to a preview show in advance of Axom's grand opening on April's First Friday. We were very impressed with the bright, pristine gallery and the quality of Paul Garlands's fine work. We felt welcomed by the Muto family's warm and inclusive hospitality.
We welcome Axom Gallery to the neighborhood and encourage art patrons to attend their opening reception from 6-9pm on Friday, April 6th. Paul Garland will also give an "artist talk" on Thursday, May 3rd at 6:30pm. Show runs through May 26th.
|Axom Gallery (photo by Russ Lunn)|