April 2021 will be a month that Artisans’ Corner Gallery will not soon forget. On April 19, 2021, our beloved owner Barbara Gates passed away after a struggle with long-term health issues. Barbara will never be forgotten. All who knew her will continue to hear her laughter, remember her love of life and her commitment to all the things that she loved. Besides her Artisans’ Corner community and her family, Barb really loved her birds. Her final contributions to the gallery were her beautiful painted Birdhouses.
Artisan’s Corner Gallery wants to honor Barbara with Birds For Barb! Until May 21st, you can purchase a lottery ticket for $10.00 to enter a drawing to earn a chance to paint one of Barbara’s beloved birdhouses. Once you have finished your masterpiece, please donate it back to the Gallery, and they will be auctioned off at the September First Friday. All the proceeds will go towards a beautiful bench dedicated in Barbara’s name, in a Geauga County park, where one can sit, relax, and watch all the beautiful birds.
If painting a birdhouse is just not for you, but you would still like to help us honor Barbara, $10 donations can be made directly to the Gallery, where a bird with your name written on it (and any message you would like) will be displayed on the walls.
Barbara’s influence and spirit will be greatly missed, but anyone who knew her knows that she is happy, healthy, and creating a beautiful masterpiece in her heavenly home:) Keep watch over us Barbara and we will continue to be inspired.