Drove from San Diego to see some photographs of Jerry Uelsmann at the Peter Fetterman Gallery. When we arrived we were surprised to see the galleries acorss from a waste center on a dead end street and wondered if the GPS was wrong. We parked for free and strolled to the first gallery on our mission to see photography. We saw some wonder paintings and were amazed all the places to be quiet and the people in general not friendly or welcoming really at all. At the Fetterman Gallery, a young man named Douglas though was very helpful and although Uelsmann didn't have anything on display at the time, he pulled several on his works for us to see. He explained a lot about his methods of art and I learned about other photographers as well. I'm even thinking of purchasing some pieces there. After a few hours we left and returned the next day. Many galleries didn't open until 11, but I was there at 10. Douglas allowed us to wonder some more although not "officially" open. We had some drinks at the cafe next door and left happy to see so many various pieces of photography, paintings, sculptures, and mixed art in one place and all for free!! I was on an art lovers high by the time I left. The highlight really was the Fetterman Gallery though where we felt welcomed - whether I purchase a piece or not. Told many residents of Santa Monica are unaware of this place. Don't let the waste buildings across the street fool you - go inside and your eyes will be rewarded with a visual treat.
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