Gallery Visit Success!

Gallery Visit Success!

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Maxwell Ryan
Dec 16, 2004
Nice. Well, we were a bit nervous last evening as 6:30 approached and we weren't sure who would show up at the gallery - it WAS freezing cold and felt colder over on West 25th street. What would everyone look like? What would we have in common besides the guilty pleasure of reading and commenting online when we should be working? Would this be a crowd of shut-ins or oddballs like ourself who really just get into finding cool resources and discussing our apartments? See Gallery Visit Tour Apartment obsessives, yes. Shut-ins, no. With great pleasure we can announce today that we had a great time and filled the gallery with about 25 readers (and one television star, apparently). After Alan gave us a remarkable whirlwind tour through his gallery and the state of photo collecting in general, people dug into the bins to look at pictures and conversations ensued that ranged from
  • discussing how to fix up a small studio that one reader owns in Paris
  • to what to do when your apartment is just overwhelmed with junk (because your mother died recently and you have all her boxes in your house)
  • to the happy story of a couple who recently bought a large piece of furniture and almost came to blows over where to place it in their apartment (everything worked out fine). As the evening ended (late!) we realized what a special, odd opportunity these meetings afford us, and that we are just getting started. We will be looking at resource visits and house tours in the new year, and welcome any and all suggestions. See you again in January! (Thanks to everyone who came!) MGR
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