A view from the outside, as I bring small items into my new space.
Moving to the Future...
The school building is being renovated, with new apartments and studios, and artists are being relocated while this is happening.
Renovations at Fulton Hill Studios—
Renovations on the former Robert Fulton Elementary School will begin soon, and my studio will be relocated nearby for about two years before artists move back into the building.
Construction has also begun for two new apartment buildings that will be beside the school, and the soccer field is being relocated below the school. The school building itself will see renovations for art studios and apartments begin in the next few months.
This is a very exciting time, and I am looking forward to seeing what new and exciting changes lay ahead! In the meantime, I will share a nearby building that is being converted into studios for a number of the artists to continue their work during construction. In about two years I will move back to a building that will last another 100 years, and a new studio!
The historic 100-year-old school was built in 1916, and opened in January, 1917.
Cleaned up and ready to receive the furniture!
From chaos to order....in 2 days.
I've still got a terrific view of the sunset, and no stairs!
"Houston, we have a plan": second week of December!
I am very close to being done...3 more boxes, labels for shelving so all will go back together quickly (ha!) and easily (double ha!). I will be moved to a new location, very close by. In two years or less we will move back to a renovated building that will last for another 100 years!
New Address: 500 Goddin St, Suite #104
I am just about DONE with packing...first the contents of drawers and cabinets, because they can be boxed up and the studio still looks like a studio; now the paints have been packed. Small paintings will be put in boxes; the large ones I will need to move myself. Stay tuned for a last minute open studio!
I have been in my space several times as construction has continued. Now it is FINISHED, and can tape off the floor so the movers will know where to put everything!
What a great opportunity to clean out, throw out, and re-evaluate what is important...some paintings will not make the move, or will do so in a very altered form.
I think this is the 5th revision of my floor plan. When I realized I did not want to nail art to the cinderblock walls, that changed everything. Also grouping according to electrical outlets.