Make a little space for mingling

Christopher RobinDowntown, Our Town Arts

Once upon a time, people congregated in close proximity to each other; then they didn’t.

All was good. We have since experienced a separation of the masses. Weird as it was, we all became accustomed to having our personal space be, well, personal. For a long time, one didn’t get close enough to bump into anyone.Taken from a photo of the Farmers Market or a downtown street festival, this painting shows how close we once were. To make it more personal to paint, I gave many of them names – Lisa, Laura, Carol, Zach and Rod.

Market Square was back to bustling recently with the chalk walk, one of my favorite downtown events. The crowd was back! I even “bumped” into a few friends. It’s a beautiful spring, get out and enjoy!

Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Phoenix Building at 418 South Gay Street where you can stop and see their work. Their website is All works are copyright protected.

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