I remember first meeting Jerry Gray in the basement of the art museum in the photography classroom for color photography class. I think we had about 3 classes together and talked briefly before he quit coming to class. I didn’t see him until about a year later when he ended up renting a room down the hall from me at the Collingwood Art Center and we would talk late at night (or early morning, whichever you prefer) after painting sessions. He started putting on these art shows around town a few years later. I would end up taking part in a few of his multi-media shows at Mickey Finn’s. I would also find myself down at Mickey Finn’s on Sunday nights to collect in on the Guinness special talking to Jerry while he bartended. This is where I first heard of his idea of Bozarts. Now that his idea is now a reality, and he has opened up the gallery for it’s 3rd season. Over the past month we were able to have a little Q&A session.
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underground art magazine