Up from the ashes...

We were shocked and saddened by the news that a friends' gallery and frame shop had a devastating fire a few nights ago. Wendy and Chuck Lang own The Art Corner in Salem, MA. It's a great little place to find funky frames and even funkier art. We know Wendy and Chuck will bring back the Art Corner more glorious than it was before. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the fire, although Wendy said one of her goldfish did succumb a few days later. The Salem Arts Association is planning a fundraiser for the Art Corner, you can find information about it here. Also, be sure to check out the Art Corner's blog for news about their rebuilding. Best wishes to Wendy and Chuck!

Calendar Boy

One of Omar's paintings will be in the Spectrum Fantastic Art calendar for 2009. He even got "top billing" as it were on the back cover. I don't think they're available for sale yet, but you can get a sneak preview and more info by visiting the Spectrum website.