35 Years, 35 Memories #6: Hermitage Gallery, 1985
“I remember when we had our California Avenue opening for Hermitage Gallery at The Cheese Board and the Austrian artist Josef Eidenberger was here. As soon as he got out of the car, he immediately walked across the street and we had the horrifying thought: famous Austrian artist killed in front of local women’s businesses before his show.
At another reception, someone dipped you, Debbie, under a glass-topped table, and when they brought you up, your head broke the glass. Glass was everywhere, but you were unscratched.
And the “Cuisine/Art” series we did with art, videos, and matching food was very fun. Evelyn Crumbaker came up with the “American Gothic” picture idea and on the farmer’s pitchfork was a prawn.
We sure had a wonderful time, didn’t we?!”
We did have a great time! We both were working long hours, few staff (more like family, as in my siblings, shown below), lots of laughs, and I believe a fair amount of wine …