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Member Spotlight Bill Garvin

Q: Why do you love RoCo?
A: The constant changing of the type of artwork displayed, from prints and video to the 'found objects' in this year's State of the City - 2014.

Q: How long have you been a member?
A: I just renewed my membership for my second year.

Q: What is your favorite exhibition and why?
A: My favorite exhibit is 6x6. I think most people expect artwork to be something that can be viewed from a distance, so we see paintings, for example, that are 18" or greater in width and height, or several feet wide and high. Sculpture that can fit on a display stand in our house to steel structures that tower over our head. Artists want to express themselves in a 'big' way. 6x6 challenges participants to create a piece of art within the confines of a limited space that we are not accustomed to. The result this year was over 6,000 pieces of art, in every medium possible. It took several visits to see everything on display.

Q: What type of art do you collect?
A: I collect a variety of types of art. Masks from Africa, Europe, S. America, Asia, as well as from local artists. Native American pottery. Watercolors, oils and woodblock prints. Metals and glass. I tend to be an impulse buyer. If something appeals to me, I'll purchase it right away. I've lost out on a few pieces because I've hesitated, only to find out when I went back at a later date that it had been purchased by someone else. Do I any great regrets for buying certain pieces? A few. But not enough to make me stop. By the way, do you see that piece over there? I'll be right back...