Cape Cod Morning - Edward Hopper, Oil on Canvas, 1950
Our hearts go out to those who have been affected by COVID-19, whether you or a loved one is working hard as any kind of front line warrior, have fallen ill, or suffered financial hardship. It’s a lot to cope with, and we share your sadness. If you are like us, you have probably ridden through quite a bit of adjustment since mid March. You’ve learned how much news you can digest on any given day, which items on your “one day when I have time” list really shouldn’t be there at all, why teachers should clearly be paid more, and which of your “house buddies” make the best roommates on any given day. For the resilient among us, you’ve figured out a way to be patient with internet and Zoom headaches, and how to at least get points for trying on exercise and healthy eating. You’ve discovered how to find the humor in the worst of times, you’ve helped neighbors and strangers, and you’ve found unexpected moments to appreciate, despite the gravity of the pandemic. You’ve probably also been bombarded with COVID-19 messaging and helpful hints and business updates … and, and, and.
We know it’s hard to be reflective and attuned to our own changing needs as we ride out this pandemic, especially with the recent uptick in online noise. We want you to know we are here, working behind the scenes to sort through how we can balance on-line availability with our beautiful gallery experience, thinking through how to stay connected with each other and you, and lining out logistics for how to keep all of us safe and healthy when we do get the chance to mix again. We are SO looking forward to that!! For now we will be keeping it light and hopefully as much about your choice and timing as ours. Our new virtual menu is short and sweet:
We plan to continue this blog post as a way to dialogue and stay connected when we are apart.
Our artists are busy creating new work, often in some very inventive temporary spaces. We will be issuing periodic newsletters so that you can view and share new pieces, and stay updated on gallery news and events.
If you have any additional thoughts on what you’d like to hear from us please feel free to reach out. We’d be delighted to hear from you! Stay safe and be well, The Main Gallery