Serendipity Gallery is in its’ 4th month of business and I love being the Gallery Manager. Here is just one of the many reasons why:
In late September local artist Zachary Smithey provided us with 5 amazing india ink and charcoal images of some St. Louis Cardinal Greats – Stan the Man, Ozzie Smith, Willie McGee, Yadier Molena, and David Freeze. Each one was fantastic. Hung together, they were stunning. I just knew they would all go to a good home because each piece was amazing, St. Louis was in the World Series, and St. Louis loves its Cardinals.
Fast forward to December and these great Cardinal legends were still on our wall. We had a lot of compliments on them, but no one was ready to take 1 or all of them home. We were all feeling pretty down. And, I confess, I was starting to measure a spot for Willie McGee in my house!
Then it happened – serendipity. On the last night of El Monstero at the Pageant, a group of guys (individually and collectively) kept popping in to look at the pieces or peering in the window and pointing. Finally, about 15 minutes before we closed, Steve came into the gallery and announced that he wanted ALL 5 CARDINAL LEGENDS. He and his wife had been working on transforming their basement into a celebration of their shared love of sports. Part of that transformation included painting 1 wall Cardinal red and they needed these 5 pieces to complete their Cardinal collection.
I’m delighted to report that my husband delivered and hung them last week. They look amazing!! I’m so very happy that we were able to match this great art with some really wonderful Cardinal fans who will enjoy and appreciate Zack’s work for years to come.