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Pat Harkness

The queen bee

Pat Harkness had a vision, and  enthusiastically shared this vision with her artist friends.  “I found the most beautiful space for an art gallery; will you join me?”  In all honesty, it was a perfect open area which could be transformed into a wonderful place to view art.  Pat decided to approach the owners of the space to see if her infectious desire for an art gallery would ignite.  They loved the idea and a number of artists were invited to come aboard. Many accepted,  as the opportunity was as good as it could get.  In that moment, (or actually hours, days, and weeks...meetings, meetings, and more meetings) Open Canvas Gallery was born.  It was Pat’s perseverance and other artists sharing her  vision for an art gallery that created the creative displays that you see today.  Open Canvas Gallery is a unique showcase for painters, sculptors, jewelry makers, textile artists, and ceramicists.