photo credit: Judy Weinberg
On one of the cold, drizzly mornings this week, I met at Transformations Gallery with my co-curator, Judy Weinberg, and Jen Kelly, a BIL member who is helping us with a project. We were meeting with the owner and another employee of a Long Island-based company, Marshall Fine Arts, that specializes in services to the art world. Jen had found the company doing some internet research but we really didn't know what to expect. We spent over an hour talking through our project, during which time they shared with us about other projects they had done for the Met, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Whitney, the Newark Museum, Yale University and many others! Our project seems big to us but compared to what kind of work they regularly do, it's small potatoes. Even still, they took the time to talk through all kinds of minute details with us. The wealth of knowledge they shared was incredible and, not only that, they were two of the nicest people! As we finished talking, the owner (whose age I can't be sure of but who started his business in 1972) dropped to the floor in the splits! Apparently, this is his signature move and he does it in front of many of their sculpture installations- how unexpected! I can't remember ever being in a meeting that made me smile more!