Not your typical love story

Work will be on display from 1/23/18 through 3/1/18.  Artists’ Reception on 2/10/18 5-8pm

Not Your Typical Love Story Show started as a quest to battle commercialism, materialism, over consumption and narrow-minded views surrounding Valentine's Day. We had the idea to show art that illustrated the many facets of love, a truer vision of Saint Valentine’s mission, and spread some empathy.

With so much news of injustice, incivility, instability, and insecurity, it is hard to imagine thoughts of love. Or that love could be a remedy.  We thought of cancelling the show.

But that song by Hal David and Burt Bacharach keeps echoing. Maybe you remember the Jackie DeShannon version or prefer Dionne Warwick’s, or

Boss Baby is your frame of reference with Missi Hale singing away.

“ What the world needs now is love, sweet love

it’s the only thing there’s just too little of

no, not just for some, but for everyone.”

The song is apparently a conversation addressing the Lord. But this is a plea to all humans of any denomination, spiritual belief, struggling person, even those brave enough to question, and daring enough to lift voices and pencils and paint brushes.

The lyrics go on to say “we don’t need another mountain”….but with our environment at risk and the EPA under attack, lest we not forget that ordering up another mountain isn’t really an option. So if we love it, we need to show it!

Come see artists from around the country's interpretation of love in this 3rd annual show.  

Artwork above by Stephanie Hardy, artists in Not Your Typical Love Story "John Lennon in Roses"