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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Scores of artists in 'family' of Damselfly gallery

By Ashley Trosper
University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications

For Eric and Mary Thoreson, artisanship and kinship are one and the same.

As the owners of Damselfly Studio and Gallery in Midway, they say honesty, loyalty and trust are keys to keeping their business going.

Damselfly, which has been around for four years now, has about 150 artists in its family, according to Eric. On any given day, the gallery houses work from 150 to more than 200 artists, mostly Kentuckians or other regional artisans, he said. Anything from pottery or glassware to paintings and jewelry can be found at the quaint shop on Main Street. (Read more)

1 comment:

Marcie Christensen said...

Mary and Eric Thoreson are among the brightest jewels in Midway. Damselfly's reputation continues to grow in central Kentucky and across the country. The reporter recognized the magic - it's family. Mary and Eric have eyes for art, ears for friends, and hearts for Midway.

The highest and best aspiration for a gallery owner is to know their artists well as individuals. Having set their sights on this from the beginning, Mary and Eric have established Damselfly as a solid presence in the central Kentucky arts community, and easily gained clients from across the country.