Groundbreaking recently took place for a new fine art gallery in Pine.
Gallery 87 which is scheduled to open about Aug. 1, is owned and will be operated by local residents Claudette and Jim Barker, Barbara Bourscheidt, Cori Richman and Ann Rosedale. The owners' works will be exhibited as well as featured work of about 15 other fine artists, primarily from Arizona.
Fine art at Gallery 87 will include watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, ceramic tile work and sculpture, stone sculpture, mouth blown glass, and wood assemblage. All work will be contemporary in style, and targeted toward a wide range of tastes and price points.
The 1,200-square-foot building is being erected by Barry Hoff Contracting at 4010 N Highway 87, adjacent to Cyd's, in Pine.