The Gallery is open :
Thursday February 27, 2014 11am-4pm
Friday February 28, 2014 11am-4pm
Saturday March 1, 2014 11am-4pm
The Gallery will also open by appointment throughout the week... February 24 thru March 4 please call Bob or Lisa Steeno to set up an appointment #850-218-0848
Often times I am most moved by the people who have come into my Gallery and have said to me as they stand there viewing Woodie's art work " I wish I could have met him."
Just the other day a woman came into the gallery and said to me that although she had never met Woodie, she felt as though she could "almost feel his pulse coming through his paintings"... if only she could have heard that pulse as he beat a stainless steel dishpan on his way to the garden as though he were leading a parade or had heard him banging out "Great Balls of Fire" on the piano... Woodie's enthusiasm was contagious in almost everything he did - and how ready he was to share that enthusiasm with everyone who walked through the front door and into our lives...
So if you haven't seen Woodie's art or haven't been to the Gallery recently, know that you are welcome to come by and say hello (or play a tune on the piano) and spend some time soaking up the beauty of the paintings that Woodie left for all of us to enjoy and remember.
Like the little girl and her father who visited - her father said to me that his 6 year old daughter had met Woodie and sat in the Gallery coloring with him when she was three - it wasn't the beach that she wanted to see first thing on her trip to Florida - and although she was aware that Woodie had passed away - she wanted to come to the Gallery and sit at his table and color again. So thank you Woodie. It's those stories and memories - the love that you shared - that makes me laugh and cry and think of you always. You continue to inspire and for that I will forever be thankful.
So to friends, I've known and those I've yet to meet ~ I'm officially ~
open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and most other day of the week by appointment - so just call 850-231-9961 and we'll schedule a time to visit.
But the truth be known ~ I am often here most days of the week - although I can't promise you that ~ but if you just happen to be in the neighborhood and the sign reads closed (sometimes I have forgotten to flip the sign to open on days that I am open) know that you are more than welcome to knock on the door and tour the Gallery. Thanks.
Wishing you peace and love in your hearts always.
As part of the Woodie Collection I am also including works for sale by such artists as:
Jimmie Lee Sudduth, Mose T and a few other favorites