The absence of you


To the Editor:

We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of good wishes on announcing our “retirement” from the Dragonfly Fine Arts Gallery, as of October 7. Many wonderful people have touched our lives here during the last five years: artists, clients, visitors, other gallery owners, friends, and so many others.

We have been truly blessed and will miss everyone, and we hope we get to meet again, perhaps on a beach with some of our 10 grandkids on a warm summer day; or on one of the many hiking trails we have yet to walk; or while we are out painting and shooting photos at one of the great Island vistas; or at one of the numerous Island events we have always wanted to attend; or maybe even at a pop-up exhibition of our own artwork.

One of our possible “retirement” scenarios is for us to live and create work in our home studios at the former Dragonfly Fine Arts Gallery. However, as we embrace the uncertainty created by change, we are also mindful of many other potential uses for the gallery space. We are very excited by, and open to, exploring new ideas being offered by our many creative friends.

One thing is certain, the biggest change will be the absence of all of you. It has been a great pleasure knowing and serving you and sharing in your friendship.

Don McKillop and Susan Davy

Oak Bluffs