Sorry for the lack of posts over the last few days, but there is an excuse, and a pretty exciting one at that... Illiterate has a new home! After five years of working out of various coffee shops, and living rooms Illiterate has a physical address all its own. The place is an 1800 sq ft two story building that will be used as the Illiterate HQ, with artist studios and our very own art gallery. The building was what you might call a 'fixer upper', and for the last month, the Illiterate staff, along with a handful of generous volunteers and family members, have been hard at work renovating to get ready for our big November grand opening. Stay tuned for more news on progress and about our first group art show coming up just around the corner.
Illiterate's shirtless Art Editor and renovations supervisor, Sander Lineke, admires Illiterate's VP Joe Wall as he initiates the two week long process of sanding 1800 ft of walls in the upstairs gallery.
The future Illiterate office
Sander's parents decided to dawn SARS masks like the rest of us and lend a hand during their "vacation" from Minnesota. His Mom Terri proved both a deligent scraper and an expert lighting director.
Pirate gallery artist, and professional drywall guru, Stephen Alerid works his skimming magic.
Doing my part with a trowel and a mud knife.
A shirted Sander supervises as his dad, Chip, spackles and patches, while Stephen and I begin mudding the upper walls.
What's an old building without a shadowy janitor?
Calling it a night after three days and three layers of mud.