As readers of this blog know by now, I take in a lot of my art appreciation at Tyndall Galleries. Today’s feature in the News and Observer on local galleries goes a long way to explaining why. The art there is wonderful, but also the ways in which the artists and owner appreciate and support each other. Every opening is an occasion to mix with not just the featured artist and friends but with almost every artist represented by the gallery. The atmosphere there is one of love and caring and of passion for art.

Owner and friend, Jane Tyndall is the reason and the quotes from her in the story tell you a lot:

“You want for people to enjoy themselves and for it to have a great ambience and for it to feel wonderful,” said Jane Tyndall, owner of Tyndall Galleries. “But behind the scenes in all of that is a lot of work and a lot of planning. You really have to plan two years out for shows.

“You have to really love what you’re doing. You have to see the purpose in it.”

Here are photos of the galleries featured in the News and Observer story.

Here for a PDF of some of the photos and a gallery guide.