On Nov 26, 2017, Barbara Barrett and I closed the doors to our popup gallery at The River in Rancho Mirage. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience to see our artwork, framed and hung on the walls. Finally, it felt like my painting series, Seven Deadly Sins, was complete. Our visitors and guests were amazing; we learned so much about our friends and neighbors, our work in hearing your feedback, and we shared a little about ourselves. Seeing our work through the eyes of or gallery visitors, however, was the best reward of all. Thank you.
NEW DIGITAL GALLERY SPACE
The Barrett Gallery does continue to have an online space and viewing of our artworks can be done by appointment. To schedule a viewing or for questions call 760-537-5102.
“Seven Deadly Sins” artist, Robert Barrett, at work on “Gluttony”, one of seven paintings in the series. Â All seven paintings will be on exhibit this October in Rancho Mirage, CA at THE RIVER Gallery. Â This will be the first exhibit of Roberts artwork in 22 years. Â While not at the easel, Robert Barrett had a highly successful career in cultural tourism. Â While in Los Angeles, Rancho Mirage, California and also while a Museum Director at the Fresno Art Museum, the economic impact of Robert Barrett’s career can be measured in Billions of dollars for all of Southern California in terms of jobs, tourism income and revenue to cultural organizations. Â It was Robert Barrett who coined the phrase, “Los Angeles, the cultural capital of the 21st Century”, an accomplishment for all in Southern California still saluted on University of Southern California radio station, KUSC.
After 22 years, of working in Cultural Tourism and Tourism Marketing I am retired and can focus on my artwork, being an artist and my beautiful Barbara. I look forward to sharing my art and artmaking with you and am eager to hear your feedback, comments, and questions about my new life adventure!
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