I just wanted those of you that have not met me personally to know what I look like.
The photograph above was taken by a member of the MJC Visual Arts Club in January 2014 while I was curating an exhibition at the MJC Art Gallery.
The photograph below was taken by Kathleen Linderman in November 2014, following a presentation to the MJC Visual Arts Club on the necessity of establishing an art museum/gallery here in Modesto. I am now half finished with my sabbatical year and am in a much more relaxed condition. I also just turned 60 on Jan 5th and am now a few years from retirement. Modesto Needs a Museum. Remember that Modesto is a city of near 300,000 people and it has no publicly supported art museum, while other such Central Valley cities as Bakersfield, Fresno, Merced, Stockton, Sacramento and Chico do have well established museums or art galleries with which to encourage and enlighten their communities. Establishing a properly designed and permanently committed to art gallery would help get our city off of the lowest scored locals on the ‘best cities to live in’ assessments annually published.
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