Local gallery Bluebird Imaging had its official ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday evening. The gallery, owned and operated by husband-and-wife duo Kendra Knight and Aaron Horowitz, opened at its new location in the Mammoth Luxury Outlet Mall.
It’s a new venue for an established business—Bluebird Imaging has been around for six years, tucked away in the middle of the Industrial Park. In its current location, it’s far easier for the public to track down (in Suite Q3 of the mall), directly adjacent to the Mono Council for the Arts gallery.
The opening, which was in conjunction with the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce, ran from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Although Bluebird Imaging moved into the new space May 25, this event was to mark the establishment’s formal ribbon-cutting—with very large, formal scissors.
Among the many attendees were Executive Director of the Inyo-Mono Council for the Arts Gaye Mueller, Artistic Director of the Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre Shira Dubrovner, Chamber of Commerce President Brent Truax, and the Executive Director at The Village at Mammoth – Neighborhood Company, Dion Agee.
Two local musicians played violin and guitar as guests arrived. Complimentary wine and food were served and vintage ski posters, among other goodies, were raffled off.
Knight and Horowitz cut the red ribbon together with their two sons, Bryce and Bayley Horowitz, to much cheering and applause from their gathered friends and supporters.
The gallery portion of Bluebird Imaging features many local artists, including Dana Ellis, Taylor Kumlue, Lori Michelon, and Laurel Stanford-Manning.
Also on display, are photographs by Knight and Horowitz. Patrons might be most familiar with Knight’s vibrant up-close flower photographs and Horowitz’s black-and-white outdoor photography.
In addition, the gallery sells unframed prints and photographs, handmade greeting cards, and handmade candles, as well as jewelry ranging from vintage Cameo pins and jeweled rings to brightly-colored earrings and bracelets. One wall even hosts photographs by Dave McCoy. Fifty percent of sales from these photos go to the Mammoth Lakes Foundation.
Attached to the gallery is a photography studio of roughly the same size, where Knight and Horowitz do much of their work: Bluebird Imaging offers services ranging from portraiture and wedding photography to art prints and custom digital printing.