older people gathering around, and to say the least, a very relaxed atmosphere. Why this approach instead of the normal gallery scene?
I had been dreaming and scheming possibilities and desires for a “store front” street level space for exhibitions and events for a long time before Bozarts was ever realized. I had been putting together shows for years at all levels of establishments from local records stores, coffee shops, pubs, five star restaurants, galleries, art centers on up to the Toledo Museum of Art with my friend and partner Kerry Krow, under our business, Quest For Fire Studios. So... back to the question I believe it’s a very organic situation derived from years of having the ability to recognize and deliver on opportunities when presented or sought after with/for third parties situations. Through out that time realizing different environments and crowds, as well as what I needed and was fortunately able to deliver in Bozarts. I wanted to avoid the often sterile space situation. I needed a space that i could do the proverbial live, work, create as well as offer an outlet for friends that I have worked with and respect as well as artists who I have am continuing to meat. I believe Bozarts gives a different kind of opportunity to local artists and visitors that is not available any where else in the city or maybe region on a cultural community level. Which a believe a sense of connection with your cultural community a forum which should be very casual, inviting, stimulating, nourishing and fluid. Bozarts could be anywhere... however, where it is, is awesome. I’m located in a warehouse downtown, with a stream, a large lot and three fire pits and the landlord who lets me be creative with the beat up facade. I think it’s just a fun place with a lot of leeway and freedom in it’s possibilities. I think it makes people feel that way to. I know I feel like the possibilities are relatively endless. 185
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