Yesterday’s post talked about the upcoming Gibson Artists Exhibition — but who are the Gibson Artists? Member Faye Gustafson writes:
We are a group of artists defined not by anything other than our neighborhood, Gibson. During the past 6 or 7 years we would get together each November for the yearly “Open Studio” event in Ajo and afterward we always talked about what a terrific time we had together.
At some point we approached the Salazar Library to hang our work and the library wanted us to have a name for PR purposes. Since we all lived in the Gibson area of Ajo, it was decided to add the word ‘artists’ to become ‘Gibson Artists’.
In addition to the library exhibitions the Gibson Artists originated the first Christmas Gift Store in Ajo which continued for 3 seasons. We are just a group of friends who love art. In fact once every year or two we all gather at the home of one of the artists and enjoy delicious appetizers and talk art! What sets Gibson Artists apart from most groups is we hold no monthly meetings or keep minutes of our activities.
A sampling of their work …