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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Today is THE Day!

Michael and I are here! Working in the studio/gallery. It's not like we are making art as of yet. Heck, we are still operating on temporary power and waiting for final inspection to get our occupancy permit. But, we are both off today, and officially made it our first day working together in the studio/gallery. Granted, we are just sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, mopping, organizing, but we are working, HERE! It's official! It is SO exciting! I will post more pictures later today, so stay tuned.

3 comments:

tara April 7, 2009 at 10:37 AM  

Yay! Congrats! Where's the studio?

Beholden-To-Nature (Kenna) April 7, 2009 at 9:15 PM  

HOW EXCITING!! Congratulations and very best of luck!! :D

Ripper Arts April 8, 2009 at 10:23 AM  

Tara, the studio is behind the gallery we will be taking over in September. Downtown Kingsport, TN. I will be working in the gallery as soon as it opens (maybe next week?). We just couldn't make the committment to do both studio and gallery initially. Thanks!

The Basics

Michael and Talina Ripper met online and when they met in person, they knew they had found something special, a once in a lifetime love. Michael obtained BFAs in both Wood Design and Ceramics from ECU. Talina has always been a creative/artistic spirit, but has her BSN from ETSU and still works as an RN. Talina has three sons, Seth (17), Aaron (8), and Jacob (7). Michael and Talina have a son together, Quinn, who is 17 months. They are getting settled in their downtown loft just around the corner from Michael's studio and the gallery. Their dream of living their art is coming true!

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