Sad news came in over the holidays with this email (posted below). The good news is that Rob is doing so well with his own career as an artist and now will have time to really cultivate it. But still. I will miss you Lazy Pear!
Dear Gallery Supporter,
We need to take this opportunity to let you know that we will be closing the gallery on January 10. After four years in Montpelier, we have decided that it makes more sense to concentrate on creating and promoting our own work than running a gallery in which we need to divert a lot of resources to other artists.
As we focus more on our own art, we will occasionally (2 to 3 times per year) write newsletters to let supporters know what we are doing. If you would like to be added to the email list of either of our newsletters, please let us know. In addition, you can continue to follow Robert Hitzig’s work through his website, www.roberthitzig.com, and his blog, www.woodisart.blogspot.com. Mary Jo Krolewski will also be developing a food art/recipe blog and will notify interested individuals of its development through her newsletter. We will also be maintaining the gallery for display of our own work which visitors will be welcome to visit by chance or appointment. Feel free to look for Rob in his studio/workshop behind the gallery.
Thank you for your support. We sincerely hope that you have enjoyed what we have tried to do with the gallery. Because we do not own the work of artists that we represent, we will not be having a going out of business sale, however, depending on the artist, we may be able to give significant discounts on particular pieces. Consequently, we hope that you will contact us if there is something that you have been contemplating. You can review most of our available work by visiting our website: www.lazypear.com.