It's been a tough nine months for Geri Davis. Her husband, Charles, suffered a horrific stroke and she's been tending to his needs every day.
For all the years I've known her, she painted and painted and painted some more. She had to stop because she just hasn't had the time.
Recently, on Facebook, her daughter Danni, posted her mother's first painting since last August.
So I'm so happy she's back in her beautiful home studio.
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I haven't seen her in months and I've left messages and emails to let her know that I haven't forgotten her or Charles.
And I know that the Joseph House Gallery really, really misses her because she handled all the publicity and advertising for the gallery.
Barbara Gullett sent me an email about the new exhibit, which opens Thursday. It's called "Figuratively Speaking." It's "interpretations of the human form by the students and faculty of Columbus State University's department of art."
It will run through May 30. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is at 828 Broadway.
In the meantime, I hope Geri doesn't wear herself out and gets back to painting regularly ... and back to the Joseph House.